Authorship Policy

IntechOpen's Authorship Policy is based on ICMJE criteria for authorship. In order to be identified as 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 the three criteria should be listed as Authors. Their exact contributions should be described in the manuscript at the time of submission.

Conversely, all contributors who don't meet the three criteria should be listed in the acknowledgments section of the manuscript, along with a short description of their contributions.


If it is necessary to make changes to the Authors' list after a manuscript has been submitted or published, the corresponding Author must provide a valid reason to amend the list of Authors. All listed Authors must verify and approve the proposed changes in order for them to be made.


Authors are responsible for ensuring all addresses and emails provided are correct. The affiliation(s) of all authors should be the affiliation(s) where the research was conducted. No changes to the affiliation(s) can be made after the chapter is published.

Policy last updated: 2017-05-29