Authorship and Contributions

All submissions to GEUS Bulletin should include a brief statement of who contributed to the work and in what capacity.

GEUS Bulletin considers that authorship is warranted when a contributor has (1) made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data (including the development of any code or software) contained in the work, or (2) played a role in drafting or substantially revising the manuscript.

Contributions that do not meet one or both criteria might be better recognised in an acknowledgement. We recommend that authors seek permission from so-named individuals, since their acknowledgement might imply that they endorse the work.

In submitting their work to GEUS Bulletin, the corresponding author agrees that: 

  1. all listed authors meet one or both of the above criteria 
  2. no individuals deserving of authorship have been omitted  
  3. all authors have approved the final version of the manuscript for publication 
  4. all authors agree to be accountable for the aspects of the work to which they have contributed, as defined in the authorship contributions statement.

GEUS Bulletin cannot be the arbiter of any authorship disputes. This is the responsibility of the authors’ institution(s). However, the journal should be alerted to any case of authorship dispute by email to the editor in chief.

These criteria are modified from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the Council of Science Editors (CSE), and guided by COPE and McNutt et al. 2017.

For further information see the COPE Discussion Document: Authorship

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