AUTHORSHIP AND CONTRIBUTORSHIP POLICY
Only persons who meet these authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content;
- made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; and
- drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and
- have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.
- All persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as an author, but should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section after their written permission to be named as been obtained.
- The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list and verify that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.