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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Medicine announces CRediT for author contributions.


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Medicine® is happy to announce that we have integrated the CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) project into our editorial manager workflow system. CRediT allows researchers to identify manuscript contributions roles during submission that go beyond just name identification. CRediT enables more transparency to the published work and allows authors to receive credit for individual contributions towards the manuscript.

​How it works: During submission when a corresponding author adds additional authors to the author list they can select each additional author's contribution roles from a list of 14 selections. More than one contribution can be selected for each author.

Benefits of CRediT adoption

• Accuracy & transparency – Granular and standardized capture of contributor roles

• Enables better reviewer selection – Editors can better select appropriate reviewers

• Impact – Improved and more accurate measurement of individual impact

Again, we are pleased to be able to offer this author benefit in the journal and ensure that each author contribution is recognized.