Authorship Criteria

Authorship Criteria

Authorship provides credit for a researcher's contributions to a study and carries accountability. 

Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data, or the creation of new software used in work, or have drafted the work or substantively revised it.

AND to have approved the submitted version (and any substantially modified version that involves the author's contribution to the study);

AND to have agreed both be personally accountable for the author's own contributions and to ensure that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and the resolution documented in the literature.