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WAGER, Elizabeth, KLEINE, Sabine, 2010. Responsible Research Publication: International Standards for Authors. 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Available from: http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf [viewed 2013-12-29]
For papers with more than one author, one author is named the corresponding author. This author communicates with SCIRP, signs forms and accepts responsibility for releasing the material on behalf of all co-authors.
The Author's Ethical Declarations has to be signed before the manuscript can be published as a paper. It does not hurt, if the Author's Ethical Declarations is already signed and submitted at the time when the manuscript is submitted. This can help to speed up the publishing process later.
Please read the Author's Ethical Declarations (bottom of this page). These areas of ethical behavior in scientific publishing are addessed:
It is the collective responsibility of the authors to determine who is named as authors and in which sequence the names are given. It is not the role of journal editors to determine who qualifies as author!
The Corresponding Author takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process, and typically ensures that all the journal’s administrative requirements, such as providing details of authorship, signing the Author's Ethical Declaration, signing the Copyright Form, writing the appropriate Acknowledgements are properly completed. The Corresponding Author is responsible for the integrity of the work as a whole.
Contributors who meet fewer than all 4 of the above criteria for authorship should not be listed as authors, but they should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgements. Their contributions should be specified (e.g., "served as scientific advisors", "critically reviewed the study proposal", "collected data", "participated in technical editing of the manuscript”). Because acknowledgment may imply endorsement by acknowledged individuals, authors need to obtain permission from all acknowledged individuals.
Authors of a study sponsored by a funder with a proprietary or financial interest in the outcome should inlcude a statement in the Acknowledgements similar to: "The study was funded by ... I/we had full access to all required data in this study. I/we take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the analysis."
If the author(s) is(are) sponsored in more ways, it is recommended to automatically generate a statement with help of the ICMJE-PDF-Form for each author separately. After filling out the form, a conflict of interest statement is generated. Correct punctuation and your title in this statement (if you do not have a PhD, because you are always named "Dr. ..." in the automatically generated statement). Copy the statements generated for each author into the Acknowledgements section of your paper. If the text about possible conflicts of interest becomes too long, a new section called "Conflicts of Interest" should be used and should follow the section "Acknowledgments".
At AAST authors have to sign an Author's Ethical Declarations. In section 6 of this declaration two cases are covered:
AAST AUTHOR'S ETHICAL DECLARATIONS
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Once signed, the form should be send only to:
Prof. Dieter SCHOLZ, AAST Editor-in-Chief