Authorship Policy

Authorship Policy

Authorship provides credit for a researcher's contributions to a study and carries accountability. Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it. Also expected is to have approved the submitted version (and any substantially modified version that involves the author's contribution to the study); agreed both to be personally accountable for the author's own contributions and to ensure that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and the resolution documented.

JAE encourages collaboration with colleagues in the locations where the research is conducted, and expect their inclusion as co-authors when they fulfill all authorship criteria described above. Contributors who do not meet all criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgements section.

Author contribution statements

JAE encourages transparency by publishing author contribution statements. Authors are required to include a statement of responsibility in all types of manuscript.

JAE will require all authors of a research paper to sign the contract regarding authorship order as indicated below at submission. A summary will be part of the publication if accepted.

The summary will indicate the overall percentage contribution to the study by each author and the specific activities performed by each author in backets.

 

 Contract Regarding Authorship Order

We hereby enter into an agreement, as outlined below, regarding the authorship order for the publication of the article tentatively titled: ______________________________________________________________

 

FIRST AUTHOR

Name (print):

Percent effort:

Signature: Activity Score:

Brief description of basic responsibilities/role on project:

 

 SECOND AUTHOR

Name (print):

Percent effort:

Signature: Activity Score:

Brief description of basic responsibilities/role on project:

 

 THIRD AUTHOR

Name (print):

Percent effort:

Signature: Activity Score:

Brief description of basic responsibilities/role on project:

 

 FOURTH AUTHOR

Name (print):

Percent effort:

Signature: Activity Score:

Brief description of basic responsibilities/role on project:

 

 

 Date contract signed: _________

 

Submission to the journal is taken by the journal to mean that all the listed authors have agreed to all of the contents, including the author list and author contribution statements. JAE correspondence during the review of an article goes to all the authors. However, the corresponding author is responsible for submitting a competing interests' statement on behalf of all authors of the paper.

Any changes to the author list after submission, such as a change in the order of the authors or the deletion or addition of authors, must be approved by every author. JAE is not in a position to investigate or adjudicate authorship disputes before or after publication. Such disagreements, if they cannot be resolved amongst authors, should be directed to the relevant institutional authority.

Author identification

As part of our efforts to improve transparency and unambiguous attribution of scholarly contributions, all authors of published papers must provide their Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) iD.

The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address may also be stated. Also required are the email address (preferably institutional email address) and phone number of each author.

Consortia authorship

A collective of authors can be listed as a consortium. If necessary, individual authors can be listed in both the main author list and as a member of a consortium. All authors within a consortium must be listed at the end of the paper.