CRSU Co-Authorship Policy
CRSU staff often make significant contributions to research projects; therefore, co-authorship of scientific journal articles is generally expected on studies where substantive input on design/analysis and/or interpretation is provided. Our policy is to request inclusion as co-authors on the final publication.
The following 4 criteria are based on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ICMJE authorship policy:
In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.
If CRSU staff have supported the project but do not meet authorship criteria above, recognition in the Acknowledgements section is requested. CRSU staff also retain the right to defer authorship where concern exists regarding inappropriate use of results.
For more information on ICMJE authorship policy, please visit: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html.
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