Authorship: From Credit to Accountability. Reflections From the Editors Network

On behalf of the Editors’ Network, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Task Force

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The Editorś Network of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) provides a dynamic forum for editorial discussions and endorses the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to improve the scientific quality of biomedical journals. Authorship confers credit and important academic rewards. Recently, however, the ICMJE emphasized that authorship also requires responsibility and accountability. These issues are now covered by the new (fourth) criterion for authorship. Authors should agree to be accountable and ensure that questions regarding the accuracy and integrity of the entire work will be appropriately addressed. This review discusses the implications of this paradigm shift on authorship requirements with the aim of increasing awareness on good scientific and editorial practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Colombiana de Cardiologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful for the support and assistance of Michael Alexander and Margot Bolard, from the ESC Publications Department, at the European Heart House.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Sociedad Colombiana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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