Who is or isn't an author?

Each author should make a significant intellectual or practical contribution to the work and should be able to explain and defend the work.

Authorship may justified if a person plays an important role in:

Authorship is not justified if a person simply:

The contributions of someone who is not an author but played one of these roles should be acknowledged in the manuscript.

Please send any comments, suggestions, or questions to:
Stanley Maloy

Last modified, March 16, 1998.