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Criteria for Authorship
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Last updated February 15, 2017


Criteria for Authorship

Authorship credit should be given in accordance with the standard proposed by the ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/), specifically, authorship is merited by (1) substantial contributions to conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or making critical revisions related to important intellectual content of the manuscript; and (3) final approval of the version of the article to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3. Please note that the co-first author designation is not allowed for any Baishideng Publishing Group published article.