Authorship Policy

IntechOpen's Authorship Policy is based on ICMJE criteria for authorship. An Author, one must:

  • Substantially contribute to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work
  • Participate in drafting or revising the work
  • Approve the final version of the work to be published.

All contributors who meet these criteria are listed as Authors. Their exact contributions should be described in the manuscript at the time of submission.

Conversely, all contributors who do not meet these criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript, along with a short description of their specific contributions.


If it is felt necessary to make changes to the list of Authors after a manuscript has been submitted or published, it is the responsibility of the Author concerned to provide a valid reason to amend the published list. Additionally, all listed Authors must verify and approve the proposed changes in order for any amendments to be made.


Authors are responsible for ensuring all addresses and emails provided are correct. Under affiliation(s) all Authors should indicate where the research was conducted. Please note that no changes to the affiliation(s) can be made after the chapter has been published.

Policy last updated: 2017-05-29