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Authorship and contributorship



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Deceased authors: RevMan and Archie guidanceMinor edit to correct the order of the steps in the guidance.


Authorship disputes New section (replace sentence in older version) with link out to relevant COPE resources.


Deceased authorsUpdated Archie/RevMan guidance on email address format.


Criteria for authorship (authors on the by-line)

Updated section on 'Acknowledgements' to clarify permission must be granted by named individuals and added a link to relevant section of the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.


Authors using a group name

Separated Archie/RevMan guidance from general guidance.

Change in author affiliationAdded new section on a change to author affiliation.


Deceased authorsUpdated process for the licence for publication form when author deceased (advised by Publisher): a signed licence is required, but the licence may be submitted by the corresponding author on the others’ behalf (provided he/she had the deceased authors’ agreement and consent to publish in advance of their passing).