Each author must have contributed sufficiently to the intellectual content of the submission. The corresponding author should list all authors and their contributions to the work. If an author is removed from or added to the listed authors after submission, an explanation and a signed statement of agreement confirming the requested change are required from all the initially listed authors and from the author to be removed or added.The corresponding author must confirm that he or she has had full access to the data in the study and final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.
To qualify as a contributing author, one must meet all of the following criteria:
1) Conceived and/or designed the work that led to the submission, acquired data, and/or played an important role in interpreting the results.
2) Drafted or revised the manuscript.
3) Approved the final version.
Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the article who does not meet the criteria for authorship including anyone who provided professional writing services or materials. Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements section.