Publication Registration

Publication Principles

All publications that arise from the analysis of PEDIGREE data, i.e., written articles, poster presentations and abstracts for oral presentations, shall adhere to the uniform requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The only exceptions are citations, references and other matters of style obliged to conform to the house style of a publisher. All publications using PEDIGREE resource are required to be registered with the PEDIGREE Coordinator.

There will be no honorary/courtesy authorship.  Each author needs to be capable of taking public responsibility for the publication.  The uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to medical journals state that "authorship credit should be based only on substantial contribution to

(a)     conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and to

(b)     drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and on

(c)     final approval of the version to be published.

Conditions (a), (b), and (c) must all be met.  Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship."

Duplicate or redundant publication is the publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published.  The uniform requirements permit such publication only when a complete report follows publication of a preliminary report.  Any such work should be referred to in the new paper and the Editor of the journal has to be informed about possible redundant or duplicate publication.

Further information can be obtained from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) or the Wiley-Blackwell position on the major ethical principles outlined at Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethic: A Publisher's Perspective. The Council of Science Editors has Recommendations for Group-Author Articles in Scientific Journals and Bibliometric Databases and other related Policies.

PEDIGREE Publication Forms

Publication Policy

Publication Registration Form - Online Version

Statement of Authorship

Checklist for Responsible Author of Submitted Manuscript

Coversheet for Submission of Final Manuscript

Successful Publication Notification Online Form