This policy defines important guidelines in the publication process of GPJ. The journal adopts and attempts to conform to international and local best practices.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has a set of criteria that qualifies an individual as an author to a manuscript. GPJ subscribes to these criteria as reproduced below. By submitting an article to the GPJ, one confirms that s/he
- Made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafted the work or revised it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Gave final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agrees 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.
All other individuals who do not qualify as authors but contributed to the work should be duly acknowledged. Organizations that provided support in terms of funding and/or other resources should also be acknowledged.
Competing interests policy
In the interests of transparency and to help readers to form their own judgements of potential bias, authors must declare any competing financial and/or non-financial interests in relation to the work described.