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Authorship: from credit to accountability. Reflections from the Editors’ Network

  • Fernando AlfonsoEmail author
  • Parounak Zelveian
  • Jean-Jacques Monsuez
  • Michael Aschermann
  • Michael Böhm
  • Alfonso Buendia Hernandez
  • Tzung-Dau Wang
  • Ariel Cohen
  • Sebija Izetbegovic
  • Anton Doubell
  • Dario Echeverri
  • Nuray Enç
  • Ignacio Ferreira-González
  • Anetta Undas
  • Ulrike Fortmüller
  • Plamen Gatzov
  • Carmen Ginghina
  • Lino Goncalves
  • Faouzi Addad
  • Mahmoud Hassanein
  • Gerd Heusch
  • Kurt Huber
  • Robert Hatala
  • Mario Ivanusa
  • Chu-Pak Lau
  • Germanas Marinskis
  • Livio Dei Cas
  • Carlos Eduardo Rochitte
  • Kjell Nikus
  • Eckart Fleck
  • Luc Pierard
  • Slobodan Obradović
  • María del Pilar Aguilar Passano
  • Yangsoo Jang
  • Olaf Rødevand
  • Mikael Sander
  • Evgeny Shlyakhto
  • Çetin Erol
  • Dimitris Tousoulis
  • Dilek Ural
  • Jan J. Piek
  • Albert Varga
  • Andreas J. Flammer
  • François Mach
  • Alban Dibra
  • Faiq Guliyev
  • Alexander Mrochek
  • Mamanti Rogava
  • Ismael Guzman Melgar
  • Giuseppe Di Pasquale
  • Kanat Kabdrakhmanov
  • Laila Haddour
  • Zlatko Fras
  • Claes Held
  • Valentyn Shumakov
  • Editors’ Network, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Task Force
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Abstract

The Editors’ Network of the European Society of Cardiology 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.

Keywords

Editorial ethics Scientific process Authorship Accountability Scientific journals Journals 

Notes

Acknowledgements

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

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Conflict of interest

None of the Editor authors of this paper have any potential conflict of interest that needs to be disclosed in relation to this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Alfonso
    • 1
    Email author
  • Parounak Zelveian
  • Jean-Jacques Monsuez
  • Michael Aschermann
  • Michael Böhm
  • Alfonso Buendia Hernandez
  • Tzung-Dau Wang
  • Ariel Cohen
  • Sebija Izetbegovic
  • Anton Doubell
  • Dario Echeverri
  • Nuray Enç
  • Ignacio Ferreira-González
  • Anetta Undas
  • Ulrike Fortmüller
  • Plamen Gatzov
  • Carmen Ginghina
  • Lino Goncalves
  • Faouzi Addad
  • Mahmoud Hassanein
  • Gerd Heusch
  • Kurt Huber
  • Robert Hatala
  • Mario Ivanusa
  • Chu-Pak Lau
  • Germanas Marinskis
  • Livio Dei Cas
  • Carlos Eduardo Rochitte
  • Kjell Nikus
  • Eckart Fleck
  • Luc Pierard
  • Slobodan Obradović
  • María del Pilar Aguilar Passano
  • Yangsoo Jang
  • Olaf Rødevand
  • Mikael Sander
  • Evgeny Shlyakhto
  • Çetin Erol
  • Dimitris Tousoulis
  • Dilek Ural
  • Jan J. Piek
  • Albert Varga
  • Andreas J. Flammer
  • François Mach
  • Alban Dibra
  • Faiq Guliyev
  • Alexander Mrochek
  • Mamanti Rogava
  • Ismael Guzman Melgar
  • Giuseppe Di Pasquale
  • Kanat Kabdrakhmanov
  • Laila Haddour
  • Zlatko Fras
  • Claes Held
  • Valentyn Shumakov
  • Editors’ Network, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Task Force
  1. 1.Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria IIS-IPUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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