Authorship Policies

An authorship system assigns responsibility and credit for the substance of published works. Accountability and recognition go hand in hand. Establishing authorship is based on the principle of giving a truthful account of what happened. All forms of intellectual production, including printed and digital releases of text, data, and images, are subject to the authorship requirements. Authorship also connotes duty and accountability for published works. Writers who have made major intellectual contributions have been published. Approved authors understand their responsibility and culpability for published information. The necessary quantity and caliber of support for authorship is not covered by these standards, but they do significantly lessen ambiguity regarding contributions.

Criteria for authorship

Everyone who contributed significantly to the study that served as the basis for the paper (such as the research question, design, analysis, interpretation, and written description) should be listed as an author. Only individuals who have significantly advanced knowledge ought to be referred to be authors. The provision of technical services, the translation of text, the selection of study participants, the delivery of materials, and the provision of funding or administrative control of the locations where the work was carried out do not constitute authorship, even though these contributions may be acknowledged in the publication.

The integrity of the entire work should be upheld by one author (a "guarantee"). Other writers may also act in this role, but often the corresponding author submits the work and receives assessments. The final text must be approved by all authors. Every author should, in theory, be familiar with every aspect of the work. However, since teams with complementary talents are frequently formed for modern research, it's possible that not every author is knowledgeable about every aspect of the study. As a result, the contributions of some authors may be restricted to certain portions of the entire book.

Number, names order, and authors disputes

In many cases, manuscripts with multiple authors give these manuscripts a strong scientific and literature structure, especially when authors share these ideas from different scientific or academic institutions. The KJB editorial board did not impose any restrictions on the number of authors for each submitted manuscript, either one or multiple authors. When not all authors equally participate in all stages of the experiment, result recording, data explanation, and final manuscript approval, a section named "authors contribution" should be added. If a manuscript had multiple authors, each of them had to meet the prerequisites for authorship, as previously explained; additionally, the editor in chief could request additional information regarding authorship contribution and an explanation to be included among the manuscript's authors if the editor felt that this was necessary. if the editor in chief detects any form of nepotism, he or she has the right to delete the authors' names from the submitted manuscript's final acceptable version. In addition, the order in which the authors' names appear should be decided by the writers. Nobody else has a better understanding of their contributions and agreements than they do. Readers cannot know and should not presume the significance of the authorship order if the authors have not disclosed the process for assigning an authorship order.

When the journal peer review process begins, authorship conflicts should ideally be resolved locally; under exceptional circumstances, the Editor in Chief may assist in resolving these disputes. Let's say that the order of the authors changes or that some authors are left out. Then, at each stage of the manuscript's peer review, acceptance, and publication, these changes should be supported by a written request from each original author.

Conflict of interest

Before the references section, the authors should include a paragraph at the end of their submitted manuscript titled "Conflict of interest." In this section, the authors should explain and disclose all potential conflicts of interest related to submitting, peer review processing, acceptance, and funding of the submitted manuscript. This section should also be approved by all contributing authors.