Authorship Criteria Policy

The corresponding author must provide a final list of authors with their current affiliations, contact numbers and e-mail addresses on the authorship form available on the website at the time of submission, ensuring the correct sequence of the names of authors, which will not be considered for any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after final submission of the manuscript. 

Authors should meet all four criteria’s for authorship as recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). An "author" is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a study. Authorship credit should be based on:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • 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.