Nepalese Heart Journal

The official journal of the Cardiac Society of Nepal.

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Authors should submit an Authorship form, which should carry in sequence information on primary author, corresponding author, and other authors, with authors’ full names, affiliations, departments, email and addresses of institute affiliated (street, city, country).

NHJ will follow the ICJME recommendation with the following criteria for authorship;

Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.

  1. Authorship credit should be based on Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and Final approval of the version to be published.
  2. When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship defined above, and editors will ask these individuals to complete journal-specific author and conflict-of-interest disclosure forms. When submitting a manuscript authored by a group, the corresponding author should clearly indicate the preferred citation and identify all individual authors as well as the group name. Journals generally list other members of the group in the Acknowledgments.
  3. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship.
  4. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed.
  5. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

Authorship of multicenter trials is attributed to a group. All members of the group who are named as authors should fully meet the above criteria for authorship. The group should jointly make decisions about contributors/ authors before submitting the manuscript for publication. The corresponding author/guarantor should be prepared to explain the presence and order of these individuals. It is not the role of editors to make authorship decisions or to arbitrate conflicts related to authorship.