Based on the rules on fair authorship as put forward by the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences at the Radboud University, we define the following rules for fair authorship:
- All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed.
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
- One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article.
- Authorship credit should be based only on:
1: substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2: drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
3: final approval of the version to be published.
Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must all be met.
- Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of a research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship.
- All others who contributed to the work, who are not authors, should be named in the Acknowledgements section, while also describing their contribution.
- In the case of conflict, it is suggested to first contact the EE-Network coordinator at their host, and otherwise contact the chair of the EE-Network. PhD Candidates should first aim to resolve the matter by contacting the chair of their supervisory committee.
The Fellows of the EE-Network are jointly committed to uphold these rules of fair authorship within the network.