The Journals Division at Human Kinetics limits the number of authors for each published manuscript to six. Only individuals, who have made a substantial contribution to the manuscript, as described below, should be credited as coauthors, and the inclusion of additional authors will only be considered if all meet the following requirements:
The Journals Division at Human Kinetics adheres to the criteria for authorship as outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors*:
Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to:
- Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and
- Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
- Final approval of the version to be published.
Conditions a, b, and c must all be met.
Individuals who do not meet the above criteria may be listed in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript.
*Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. New England Journal of Medicine, 1991, 324, 424–428.