Authorship Policy

Authorship confers credit, has important academic, social, and financial implications, and also implies responsibility and accountability for published work. Our authorship policy follows the ICMJE and BMDC guidelines. An author should have the following criteria-

1) Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
2) Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
3) Final approval of the version to be published; AND
4) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
5) An author can write a review article only if he / she has written a minimum of two original research articles and four case reports on the same topic.

It is the collective responsibility of the authors to determine that all people named as authors meet all the criteria. Relevancy and contribution of co-authors should be clearly mentioned. Irrelevant person or without any contribution should not be entitled as co-authors. The first or principal author and the corresponding author(s) should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for which specific parts of the work.