The editors of the journal follow the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which states that in order to claim authorship of a manuscript, authors must meet the following criteria:
- significant contribution to the concept or design of the work; or obtaining, analyzing or interpreting data for work
- drafting or critically reviewing the work for important intellectual content
- Final approval of the version for publication
- Agreeing to be responsible for all aspects of the work, ensuring that issues related to the accuracy or validity of any part of the work are properly investigated and resolved.
Those who have contributed to the work, but do not have the right to claim authorship, should be listed in the acknowledgments. More detailed guidance on authorship is provided by the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Any changes to the list of authors during editing or after publication must be approved by all authors, including those who have been removed. We reserve the right to request proof of authorship, and changes to authorship after acceptance will be made at the discretion of the editors.
For full transparency, all submitted manuscripts must include an Author Contribution Statement stating the work of each author. For research articles with multiple authors, a short paragraph must be provided stating their individual contribution.
The following statements should be used: Conceptualization, XX and YY; methodology, XX; software, XX; check, XX, YY and ZZ; formal analysis, XX; investigation, xx; resources, XX; data curation, XX; writing - rough preparation, XX; writing - review and editing, xx; visualization, XX; supervision, XX; project administration, XX; receiving funding, YY All authors have read and agreed with the published version of the manuscript.
Please refer to the CRediT taxonomy for an explanation of the terms.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the submitted work.
The respective author should act as a liaison between the editor and other authors, inform co-authors and involve them in major decisions regarding publication.
For review articles where individual statements are less applicable, a statement explaining who was responsible for the idea, who performed the literature search and/or data analysis, and who prepared and edited the work should be included.
Authors are expected to carefully consider authorship before submitting a manuscript. Any changes to the list of authors must be made during the editing process before the manuscript is accepted. Authorship changes, including any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names, require the approval of all authors, including those to be removed.