Authorship & COI
Each person listed as an author or coauthor for a submitted manuscript must meet all four criteria. An author or coauthor shall have:
1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data for the work;
2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
3. Final approval of the version to be published;
4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Meeting these criteria should provide each author with sufficient knowledge of and participation in the work that he or she can accept public responsibility for the article.

Each author may submit a COI to the editorial office in connection with the article review procedure.