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Contribution of all authors must be enlisted at the time of submission, as the level of contributions will be published with the final article. Trends in Medical Research has adopted the CRediT Taxonomy formulated during a joint workshop between Harvard University and the Wellcome Trust and a pilot led by Cell Press's Gabriel Harp to help identify each author's contribution to the work.
The Trends in Medical Research follows and recommend the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for authorship credit as stated below:
- Significant contribution in study conception or design, data collection, and/or data analysis or interpretation.
- Participation in drafting or revising the manuscript for important intellectual content.
- Approval of the final published version
- Responsibility for accuracy and integrity of all aspects of research
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Those who do not meet the criteria mentioned above, but have contributed nevertheless to the manuscript, shall be enlisted in acknowledgment after acquiring approbation from the individual. This usually includes technical help, financial/material support.
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