In clinical cases and original research in medical or life science related discipline Life Science Journal of Pakistan (LSJP) follows the rules of publishing manuscripts in accordance with the instructions of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Details of ICMJE and COPE are available at www.icmje.org and http://publicationethics.org/.
ICMJE defines the roles of authors and contributors at this page. Please read this carefully. The authorship should be based on the following four criteria according to the ICMJE recommendations.
Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
Final approval of the version to be published; AND
Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.<
Contributors who do not meet all the four criteria for authorship, but helped in the study, may be listed in the acknowledgement section. Examples of those who may be listed can include, but is not limited by, the following:
Persons who provided laboratory assistance
Statisticians for statistical tests and analysis
Parents who responded to the questionnaire
who helped in acquisition of funding
who generally supervised the research group
who provided general administrative support
who helped in designing the study
Individuals who helped in writing assistance, technical and language editing, and proofreading
Physicians who referred cases
Organizations which may have helped
The corresponding author is the individual who takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal. The corresponding author should be available throughout the submission and peer review process to respond to editorial queries in a timely way, and should be available after publication to respond to critiques of the work.