JBJS, Inc. Journals Group Authorship Guidelines
If a research group is designated as the author of an article, choose one of the options listed in the following table.
|All Group Members Fully Meet Criteria for Authorship||Option||Will All Authors Be Searchable in PubMed?|
|Yes, and only the group should be listed as the author||List only name of group in byline; list group members in footnote on title page. In Editorial Manager, enter the corresponding author's name only||Yes|
|Yes, but the byline should include selected members by name||List the names of ≥1 group members in byline, followed by "on behalf of the [name of group]"; list remaining group members in footnote on title page. Only the named members should be entered into Editorial Manager||Yes|
|No, only certain members meet the full criteria||List group members who fully meet authorship criteria in byline; list group members who do not meet all authorship criteria, but contributed to article, in acknowledgment at end of article||No, only those on the article byline will be searchable|