Authorship and Contributorship

Our policies on authorship and contributorship are guided by COPE's Core Practices and are designed to ensure transparency and fairness in the attribution of credit for scholarly work.

Criteria for Authorship:

Individuals listed as authors must meet all the following criteria:

  1. Significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
  2. Participation in drafting or revising the manuscript for intellectual content.
  3. Approval of the final version of the manuscript to be published.
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work, ensuring integrity and accuracy.


Contributions from individuals who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be recognized in the acknowledgments section.

Changes to Authorship:

Post-submission changes to authorship must be approved by all involved parties and documented to the editorial office.

Dispute Resolution:

In case of authorship disputes, the journal adheres to COPE guidelines and expects the authors to resolve the conflict. If unresolved, the dispute will be escalated to the affiliated institutions.

Acknowledgement of Contributions:

Non-author contributions should be acknowledged with clear descriptions of the contribution and any associated funding or support.


A statement detailing each author's contribution to the work must be included in every manuscript submission.

This policy reflects JIF's commitment to the ethical standards of authorship and contributorship in the spirit of COPE's guidelines.