Authorship Change

Authorship Change in MOLEKUL: Guidelines and Ethical Considerations

The Molekul follows a set of guidelines and ethical standards in regards to authorship, allowing for reasonable changes before the submission is accepted. This article outlines the policies and procedures involved in modifying authorship and highlights the importance of adhering to general publication ethics in scientific publications.

Authorship Change Guidelines:

  1. Pre-submission Stage:

    • The Molekul allows for authorship changes to be made prior to submission acceptance, provided they are based on reasonable grounds.
    • Reasonable reasons may include modifications to the order of authors, addition or removal of authors, or adjustments to author affiliations.
    • All changes must be agreed upon by all affected authors and should be communicated to the journal's editor in a timely manner.
  2. Communication with the Journal Editor:

    • To request an authorship change, the corresponding author should contact the journal's editor and provide a detailed explanation of the reasons behind the modification.
    • The editor will assess the request, ensuring that it aligns with the journal's policies and publication ethics.
  3. Criteria for Authorship:

    • The Molekul adheres to the general criteria for authorship, as recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and similar guidelines in the field of chemistry.
    • Authors should have made significant contributions to the research, including the conception and design of the study, data collection and analysis, and drafting or critically revising the manuscript.
    • All listed authors must have approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

Ethical Considerations:

  1. Transparency and Accountability:

    • Any changes in authorship should be transparently documented and explained in the manuscript's acknowledgments section.
    • All authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the work, and any misconduct or violation of ethical standards will be subject to investigation.
  2. Consent and Acknowledgment:

    • Authors should obtain the consent of all individuals listed as co-authors before submitting the manuscript, ensuring they are aware of their responsibilities and obligations.
    • Acknowledgment should be given to individuals who have contributed to the research but do not meet the criteria for authorship.