A listed author must have:

  • Participated in the selection of the research topic; the design of the study and the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data.
  • Made critical drafting and revision input to the final submitted manuscript.
  • Approved the final version of the manuscript and acknowledged responsibility for the accuracy, authenticity and integrity of the article content.
  • Admitted responsibility for the research transparency and rationale supporting the article.
  • Agreed accountability for all aspects of the manuscript content and research work and be fully familiar with the substantive investigation work.