The correct list of authors must be associated with the article from the beginning of the submission process which is written separately from the original manuscript in the manuscript declaration form. Author lists with the incorrect information can result in academic or financial implications, whilst also providing the reader with the wrong information on where the responsibility and accountability for the published work should lie.

All authors listed on a submission must have given prior approval to have their name attributed to the file(s) that are being submitted and agree to the publication. The corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all authors qualify for, and have agreed to, authorship of the submission. They are also responsible for informing all co-authors of relevant editorial information during the review process.

Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. Authorship also implies responsibility and accountability for published work.

                                                                                                                                                

Who Is an Author?

The BIOEDUSCIENCE recommends that authorship is based on the following 5 criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  4. 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.
  5. Agreed to be named on the author list, and approved of the full author list;

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.

                                                                                                                                                

Who Is a Corresponding Author?

The corresponding author is the one individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer-review, and publication process. The corresponding author typically ensures that all the journal’s administrative requirements, such as providing details of authorship, ethics committee approval, clinical trial registration documentation, and disclosures of relationships and activities are properly completed and reported, although these duties may be delegated to one or more co-authors. The corresponding author should be available throughout the submission and peer-review process to respond to editorial queries in a timely way and should be available after publication to respond to critiques of the work and cooperate with any requests from the journal for data or additional information should questions about the paper arise after publication. Although the corresponding author has primary responsibility for correspondence with the journal, BIOEDUSCIENCE recommends that editors send copies of all correspondence to all listed authors.

                                                                                                                                                

Who are Non-Author Contributors?

Contributors who meet fewer than all 4 of the above criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged. Examples of activities that alone (without other contributions) do not qualify a contributor for authorship are the acquisition of funding; general supervision of a research group or general administrative support; and writing assistance, technical editing, language editing, and proofreading. Those whose contributions do not justify authorship may be acknowledged individually or together as a group under a single heading (e.g. "Clinical Investigators" or "Participating Investigators"), and their contributions should be specified (e.g., "served as scientific advisors," "critically reviewed the study proposal," "collected data," "provided and cared for study patients," "participated in writing or technical editing of the manuscript"). Authors can add them in an Acknowledgment.

Because acknowledgment may imply endorsement by acknowledged individuals of a study’s data and conclusions, editors are advised to require that the corresponding author obtain written permission to be acknowledged from all acknowledged individuals.

                                                                                                                                                

Authorship Changes

NEW: Based on our policy, we don't accept any change in the authorship, including adding or removing the authors after initial submission, except for those cases that are decided by the editorial board.
Only Minor changes in the authors, including any change in the order of authors, will be reviewed by the editorial board. Authors should determine the order of authorship among themselves. Also, any alterations must be clarified to the Editor/Editor-in-chief.
To apply a request for a minor change in the authors, please fill out the agreement form (click to download) and submit it via our support portal at