The uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to medical journals state that authorship credit should be based only on a substantial contribution to the following: • Conception and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data. • Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content.Both of these conditions must be met. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Participation solely in the acquisition of funding, the collection of data or general supervision of the research group does not justify authorship. It is required that the BMRC is assured all authors included on a paper fulfill the criteria of authorship. Conversely the BMRC also ask for assurance that there is no one else who fulfils the criteria that has not been included as an author.
Any change in authors after initial submission must be approved by all authors. This applies to additions, deletions, change of order to the authors or contributions being attributed differently. Any alterations must be explained to the Editor. For more information please visit the Instruction to Authorship page.
A conflict of interest exists if authors or their institutions have financial or personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their actions. Financial relationships are easily identifiable, but conflicts can also occur because of personal relationships, academic competition, or intellectual passion. A conflict can be actual or potential, and full disclosure to the Editor is the safest course. Failure to disclose conflicts might lead to publication of a statement as an error or even to retraction. All submissions to the BMRC Bulletin must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The Editor may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions, and will publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript.
At the end of the text, under a subheading “Conflicts of interest”, all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of financial conflicts include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patents or patent applications, and travel grants, all within 3 years of beginning the work submitted. For more information please visit the Instruction to Authorship page.
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