All Graphy journals follow the ICJME recommended criteria in Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals for authorship.
- Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.
- When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript (3). These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship/contributorship defined above, and editors will ask these individuals to complete journal-specific author and conflict-of-interest disclosure forms. When submitting a manuscript authored by a group, the corresponding author should clearly indicate the preferred citation and identify all individual authors as well as the group name. Journals generally list other members of the group in the Acknowledgments. The NLM indexes the group name and the names of individuals the group has identified as being directly responsible for the manuscript; it also lists the names of collaborators if they are listed in Acknowledgments.
- Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship.
- All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed.
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Changes in authorship
Changes in authorship allow addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts before its publication. The corresponding author should send a request to the Journal Managing Editor for addition or removal an author, stating the reason with written confirmation from all authors. The request made by other then corresponding author, the same request will be forward to corresponding author by Journal Managing Editor. After receiving the confirmation from the corresponding author, the request will be send to the Editor-In-Chief and corresponding Associate editor with confirmation letter for the final acceptance. For any online published article the above stated procedure will be followed.
Correction & Retraction
Readers wishing to draw the editors' attention to published work which seriously affect the publication records that require the publication of a correction or erratum on part of the work as amendments. Work requiring correction should first contact the authors of the original paper and then write to the journal, including copies of the correspondence with the authors. The necessary correction requested by the author will peer-reviewed by the Editor-In-Chief, Associate Editor as well as the reviewer who reviewed the original paper. After final decision from Editor-In-Chief and Associate Editor the amendments will published in the below article category.
- Errata concern the amendment of mistakes introduced by the journal during editing or production, which affects scientific accuracy of published information or the reputation of the authors, or the reputation of the journal.
- A Corrigendum is a important correction made by the author, which affects scientific accuracy of published information or the reputation of the authors, or the reputation of the journal. All authors must sign corrigenda submitted for publication which will then be subject to editor oversight and, possibly, peer review.
- Addenda are significance peer-reviewed addition to the interpretation of the original publication, which affects scientific accuracy of published information or the reputation of the authors, or the reputation of the journal. Addenda do not contradict the original publication, but if the authors inadvertently omitted significant information available to them at the time, this material will be published as an addendum after peer review.
- Retractions are judged according to the undermined result or scientific misconduct, which affects scientific accuracy of published information. All co-authors will be asked to agree to a retraction. In cases where some co-authors decline to sign a retraction, the editors will seek advice from independent peer-reviewers and impose the type of amendment that seems most appropriate, noting the dissenting author(s) in the text of the published version.
Competing interest as anything that exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships with other persons or organizations that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions. It is difficult for readers to assess the objectivity, integrity or perceived conflict of interest of a publication. So this is necessary to maintain transparency of competing interests, which allows readers to better evaluate the possibility of such bias. Competing interests can be financial or non-financial, professional, or personal. Competing interests can arise when the author’s interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced with other people or organizations by their personal or financial relationship. The author, reviewer and editor should declared the below statement while considering any manuscript for publication.
- Author: Authors must declare all relevant financial or non-financial, professional, or personal competing interests for consideration during the review process.
- Reviewer: reviewers must declare their own financial or non-financial, professional, or personal competing interests and if necessary disqualify themselves from involvement in the assessment of manuscript.
- Editor: Editors must declare their own financial or non-financial, professional, or personal competing interests and if necessary disqualify themselves from involvement in the assessment of manuscript.