don’t know how to declare 2 co-authors in my paper during submission. please help.
With the constant pressure of ‘publish-or-perish’ on the researchers, authorship issues are one of the major concerns within the scientific community. Researchers tend to co-author more than one research paper, thereby leading to authorship and contributorship disputes. Although similar, these two terms are slightly different in their meanings. To avoid the confusion, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends that authorship on a scientific manuscript be based on the following 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 critical revision for important intellectual content
- Approval of the final version
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work to ensure accuracy and integrity of the work
The ICMJE recommends that individuals who contributed to the paper but that do not meet all four of the above criteria are acknowledged as contributors. With respect to co-authors, there is no restriction on the number of co-authors a manuscript can have. However, the first author can be only one. The same rule is applicable for corresponding author, i.e., only one of the co-authors can be the corresponding author. This rule is generally same for all journal submissions, irrespective of the journal.
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