Authorship should be based only on substantial contributions to each of the three components mentioned below:
Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content of the manuscript. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript.
This optional part should include a statement thanking those who assisted substantially with work relevant to the study. Detailed information regarding all financial and material support for the research and work not limited to grant support, funding sources, and provision of equipment and supplies.
We ask authors to make these statements, specifying the ways in which the authors contributed to the paper. Please capitalize the first letter of the first name and last names next to the appropriate category.
Example: A.M. contributed in analysis and interpretation of data
Conflict of Interests
All authors of submitting articles to the journal must disclose any conflict of interest they may have with an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript. The Editor will discuss with the authors on an individual basis the method by which any conflicts of interest will be communicated to the readers.
Financial disclosure should apply for all manuscript submissions. Authors are expected to provide detailed information about any relevant financial interests or financial conflicts within the past 5 years and for the foreseeable future.
Alteration to authorship
Any change in authors after initial submission must be approved by all authors. This applies to additions, deletions, a change of order to the authors’ names or a change to the attribution of contributions. Any alterations must be explained to the Editor. The Editor may contact any of the authors and/or contributors to ascertain whether they have agreed to any alteration.
If any duplication , fabrication, plagiarism and other misconduct is identified, COPE guideline will be followed.
All changes in authorships should be done according to COPE principles.