Authorship and Acknowledgments
All authors must meet the four criteria for authorship as outlined in the Authorship Policy. Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the criteria for authorship can be mentioned in the Acknowledgments (individuals who provided help during the research, e.g., language assistance, writing support, or proofreading the article, etc.). It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the list of authors is correct upon the first submission. Requests to change authors (e.g., adding or removing authors, modifying author names, or contributing changes) must be accompanied by a letter signed by all authors stating their agreement to the proposed changes. New authors must also confirm that they fully meet the journal's authorship requirements.
Examples for Author Contribution: Author A conceptualized the research study. Author B provided help and advice on the research study. Author A and Author C analyzed the data. Author B, C and D wrote the manuscript. All authors contributed to editorial changes in the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Examples for Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank Dr. ABC and Dr. ABB for their work in authenticating XXX samples. Thanks are also due to Prof. ACC for her suggestions on preparing the manuscript.