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20-05-2019 | Special Article | Uitgave 6/2019 Open Access

Netherlands Heart Journal 6/2019

Authorship: from credit to accountability

Reflections from the Editors’ Network

Netherlands Heart Journal > Uitgave 6/2019
F. Alfonso, Editors’ Network, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Task Force
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This is a joint simultaneous publication initiative involving all interested National and Affiliated Cardiovascular Journals of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).


The Editors’ Network of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 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 emphasised 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 of good scientific and editorial practices.

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