Authorship Criteria


At CPOJ, we adhere to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) recommendations.
β€œThe ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:
– 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.”

β€œAll those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Contributors who meet fewer than all 4 of the above criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged.”

COPE flowcharts

Changes in authorship:

(a) Corresponding author requests addition of extra author before publication
(b) Corresponding author requests removal of author before publication
(c) Request for addition of extra author after publication
(d) Request for removal of author after publication