Authorship policy

Authorship policy

This policy applies to all publications by paid staff and students of the Centre. All publications resulting from research funded by the Centre should include the author affiliation and acknowledgement (as below), whether the researcher is directly funded by the Centre or not, as in the case of Chief Investigators, Partner Investigators or Associate Investigators.

Selection of Authors

All those who have made significant contributions (research conception and design‚ or acquisition, analysis and/or interpretation of data) should be offered the opportunity to be listed as authors;
Other individuals who have contributed to the study should be acknowledged‚ but not identified as authors;
Deceased persons who meet the criterion for co-authorship should be included‚ with a footnote reporting date of death; h4> Ordering of Authors Where there are competing, apparently equivalent, claims for first place on the authorship list then the most junior author will take priority or‚ where appropriate‚ be offered a designation as joint first author.

Responsibilities of Authors

An author has given final approval of the version to be published.
The author who submits a manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of having included as co-authors all persons appropriate and none inappropriate.
Publications resulting from Centre projects must be circulated to Node leaders before publication. Node leaders must respond within ten days if the publication should not proceed in its current form because it may cause disclosure of valuable intellectual property which would compromise protection or commercialisation of the IP, or disclose confidential information. Node leaders must also advise what modifications are necessary to allow publication. A lack of response within ten days is deemed consent to publish.
All Centre publications must be reported to the Centre Manager for inclusion in reports to the ARC.

Affiliation and Acknowledgement

The following is an example of Centre affiliation that can be used by CIs and Centre staff on all their publications:

  • Andrew Whittaker, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and Centre for Magnetic Resonance, University of Queensland

Publications resulting from Centre projects should also include the following (deleting the final sentence where appropriate):

  • This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036). [The views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council.]