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Quantification of authors' contributions and eligibility for authorship: randomized study in a general medical journal.

Authors
  • Ivanis, Ana
  • Hren, Darko
  • Sambunjak, Dario
  • Marusić, Matko
  • Marusić, Ana
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2008
Volume
23
Issue
9
Pages
1303–1310
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-008-0599-8
PMID: 18521691
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ordinal scales for reporting authors' contributions to manuscripts were more sensitive than tick boxes for assessing the appropriateness of authorship. The exception is "Final approval of the article," which should be considered a dichotomous variable and may not be appropriate for the ICMJE definition of authorship.

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