The fields of (psycho/socio)linguistics, communication, and cognitive sciences are going through conceptual and methodological changes which in turn favor more interdisciplinary work. As a result, collaborative work involving several authors is becoming the norm. In this regard, it is crucial that the contribution of each author or collaborator is acknowledged fully, fairly, and according to transparent conventions. The ACLC has adopted the following authorship guidelines adapted from several sources (e.g., the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity 2018, the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Other potentially relevant sources are indicated below).
We ask all ACLC authors/collaborators to follow these guidelines strictly.
All named authors should meet the following conditions:
Fulfilling all these conditions is a prerequisite for being an author.
* For supervisors, simply providing extensive feedback/comments as required by the supervision task is not a sufficient condition for authorship.
Co-authorship agreements must be discussed explicitly with all possible parties before any writing or collaboration takes place. For ACLC PhD candidates this should happen at the beginning of the PhD project in the research planning phase, as well as at the beginning of all subsequent related subprojects. The following points must be considered in the co-authorship agreement:
As a project evolves, it is important to continue to discuss authorship, especially if new people become involved in the research and make a signiﬁcant intellectual or scholarly contribution, as stated in conditions 1-3 above.
Further details about authorship agreement can be found in the following links:
Contributors who do not meet the criteria for ‘author’ must be informed of their level of involvement and acknowledged explicitly, by indicating their role (e.g., contributions from individuals providing technical support, consultants, or third parties such as science foundations).