The authorship is based on the following four criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  • Final approval of the version to be published.
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

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.

Changes of authorship:

Any additions, deletions, or rearrangements of author names in the author list can only be made prior to the manuscript’s acceptance for publication. The corresponding author should provide the editorial department with the reason for the change of the list of authors and the written confirmation certificate of all authors (including existing authors and authors to be added or deleted) agreeing to the change. Authors should carefully check the list of authors and the order of authors before submitting a manuscript.

Authorship change requests require editorial approval before any changes can be made.