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Fair Authorship

Based on the rules on fair authorship as put forward by the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences at the Radboud University, we define the following rules for fair authorship:
  • All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. 
  • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. 
  • One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article. 
  • Authorship credit should be based only on:
        1: substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
        2: drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
        3: final approval of the version to be published.
    Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must all be met.
  • Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of a research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship.
  • All others who contributed to the work, who are not authors, should be named in the Acknowledgements section, while also describing their contribution.
  • In the case of conflict, it is suggested to first contact the EE-Network coordinator at their host, and otherwise contact the chair of the EE-Network. 
    PhD Candidates should first aim to resolve the matter by contacting the chair of their supervisory committee.
The Fellows of the EE-Network are jointly committed to uphold these rules of fair authorship within the network.