Academic journal article Journal of College Science Teaching

Journal of College Science Teaching Policy on Authorship

Academic journal article Journal of College Science Teaching

Journal of College Science Teaching Policy on Authorship

Article excerpt

Communication is a critical aspect of all scientific endeavors. Formal publication of results in respected venues is an appropriate goal of capable researchers. Because authorship in these venues suggests high-quality contributions to the field, such authorship is increasing considered a reflection on the scholarly productivity of investigators. This statement delineates the roles and responsibilities of authors of papers considered for potential publication in the Journal of College Science Teaching (JCST). Further questions should be addressed to the Assistant Executive Director of Publications for Journals, Ken Roberts, at kroberts@nsta.org.

Definition of Authorship

JCST requires that authorship credit be afforded to those who contributed to the work in each of the areas listed below. Each listed author must have contributed to the work on each of the three listed areas. Every individual who has contributed in all of the manners listed below should be listed as an author.

I. The author has made substantial contributions to the intellectual construction of the work, contributing to the conception and design of investigation, acquiring and analyzing data, and interpreting the results of such analysis.

II. The author has been directly and actively engaged in the process of drafting the manuscript and/or has significantly revised an initial version of the manuscript with respect to its intellectual content. …

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