Authorship: From Credit to Accountability Reflections From the Editors´ Network
█ Editor’s Network
Fernando Alfonso1*, Parounak Zelveian2, Jean-Jacques Monsuez3, Michael Aschermann4, Michael Boehm5, Alfonso Buendia Hernandez5, Tzung-Dau Wang7, Ariel Cohen8, Sebija Izetbegovic9, Anton Doubell10, Dario Echeverri11, Nuray Enç12, Ignacio Ferreira-González13, Anetta Undas14, Ulrike Fortmüller15, Plamen Gatzov16, Carmen Ginghina17, Lino Goncalves18, Faouzi Addad19, Mahmoud Hassanein20, Gerd Heusch21, Kurt Huber22, Robert Hatala23, Mario Ivanusa24, Chu-Pak Lau25, Germanas Marinskis26, Livio Dei Cas27, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte28, Kjell Nikus29, Eckart Fleck30, Luc Pierard31, Slobodan Obradovic32, María del Pilar Aguilar Passano33, Yangsoo Jang33, Olaf Rødevand35, Mikael Sander36, Evgeny Shlyakhto37, Çetin Erol38, Dimitris Tousoulis39, Dilek Ural40, Jan J. Piek41, Albert Varga42,Andreas J. Flammer/François Mach43, Alban Dibra44, Faiq Guliyev45, Alexander Mrochek64, Mamanti Rogava47, Ismael Guzman Melgar48, Giuseppe Di Pasquale49, Kanat Kabdrakhmanov50, Laila Haddour51, Zlatko Fras52, Claes Held53, Valentyn Shumakov54
*Address for Correspondence:
Fernando Alfonso MD, PhD, FESC. Cardiology Department. Hospital Universitario de La Princesa. Instituto de Investigación sanitaria IIS-IP. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. C/ Diego de León 62. Madrid 28006. Spain. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1Chairman Editors´Network; <sup2Editor in Chief Armenian Journal of Cardiology, 3Editor in Chief Archives des maladies du cœur et des vaisseaux-Pratique, 4Editor in Chief Cor et Vasa, 5Editor in Chief Clinical Research in Cardiology, 6Editor in Chief Archivos de Cardiologia de Mexico, 7Editor in Chief Acta Cardiologica Sinica, 8Editor in Chief Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases, 9Editor in Chief Medicinski Zurnal, 10Editor in Chief SA Heart, 11Editor in Chief Revista Colombiana de Cardiologia, 12Editor in Chief Kardiyovaskuler Hemsirelik Dergisi, 13Editor in Chief Revista Española de Cardiología, 14Editor in Chief Kardiologia Polska, 15Editor in Chief Cardio News, 16Editor in Chief Bulgarian Journal of Cardiology, 17Editor in Chief Romanian Journal of Cardiology, 18Editor in Chief Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 19Editor in Chief Revue Tunisienne de Cardiologie, 20Editor in Chief The Egyptian Heart Journal, 21Editor in Chief Basic Research in Cardiology, 22Editor in Chief Austrian Journal of Cardiology, 23Editor in Chief Cardiology Letters, 24Editor in Chief Cardiologia Croatica, 25Editor in Chief Journal of the Hong Kong Colleage of Cardiology, 26Editor in Chief Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine, 27Editor in Chief Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, 28Editor in Chief Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, 29Editor in Chief Sydänääni (Heart Beat), 30Editor in Chief Der Kardiologe, 31Editor in Chief Acta Cardiologica, 32Editor in Chief Heart and Blood Vessels, 33Editor in Chief Revista Uruguaya de Cardiologia, 34Editor in Chief Korean Circulation Journal, 35Editor in Chief Hjerteforum, 36Editor in Chief Cardiologisk Forum, 37Editor in Chief Russian Journal of Cardiology, 38Editor in Chief Anatolian Journal of Cardiology, 39Editor in Chief Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, 40Editor in Chief Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology, 41Editor in Chief Netherlands Heart Journal, 42Editor in Chief Cardiologia Hungarica, 43Editor in Chief Cardiovascular Medicine, 44Editor in Chief Revista Shqiptare e Kardiologjisë, 45Editor in Chief Azerbaijan Journal of Cardiology, 46Editor in Chief Cardiology in Belarus, 47Editor in Chief Cardiology and Internal Medicine (Georgian International Society of Cardiomyopathy), 48Editor in Chief Revista Guatemalteca de cardiologia, 49Editor in Chief Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 50Editor in Chief Journal Terapevticheskiy vestnic, 51Editor in Chief Revue Marocaine de Cardiologie, 52Editor in Chief Slovenska kardiologija, 53Editor in Chief Svensk Cardiologi, 54Editor in Chief Ukrainian Journal of Cardiology
The Editors´ Network of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) provides a dynamic forum for editorial discussions and endorses the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to improve the scientific quality of biomedical journals. Authorship confers credit and important academic rewards. Recently, however, the ICMJE emphasized that authorship also requires responsibility and accountability. These issues are now covered by the new (fourth) criterion for authorship. Authors should agree to be accountable and ensure that questions regarding the accuracy and integrity of the entire work will be appropriately addressed. This review discusses the implications of this paradigm shift on authorship requirements with the aim of increasing awareness on good scientific and editorial practices.