To increase the focus on integrity and transparency in industry-sponsored publication planning and development in today’s environment.
To provide guidelines on good practice in the authorship of research publications. The guidance covers issues relevant to all disciplines of research but does not put forward a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach
To help recognize signs that might indicate authorship problems.
To help editors be alert for inappropriate authorship and spot warning signs which may indicate problems.
To help new researchers prevent and resolve authorship problems.