EDWARD J. HUTH, M.D.
In the belief that authors and potential authors may be helped by explicit statements of justification for authorship, the following guidelines are offered for research papers, case-series analyses, case reports, review articles, and editorials. These guidelines are based on statements issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) that were published recently (1-3) and will eventually be incorporated into the Committee's document, "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (4, 5).
The ICMJE statements on authorship represent five principles that are applied below in the specific guidelines. (These principles have been developed directly from the ICMJE statements
HUTH EJ. Guidelines on Authorship of Medical Papers. Ann Intern Med. ;104:269–274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-269
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):269-274.
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