College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Acknowledgements and authorship in publications

Explore College-specific policies and guidelines around acknowledgement and authorship in publications

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) Fair Publications Policy

The CMVM Fair Publications Policy sets out the requirement to recognise the contributions of technical staff to research in all instances of publications and presentations.

The policy applies across the College and is key to delivering the Technician Commitment aims.  

CMVM Fair Publications Policy  (PDF download)


Guidelines for acknowledging work supported by the QMRI Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility

In line with the CMVM Fair Publication Policy, the QMRI Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility encourage their users to ensure that a relevant acknowledgement is included in the relevant section of their manuscript, stating that the flow cytometry data generated and thus the study would not have been possible without the presence of the facility's resources (both staff and resources).

QMRI Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility acknowledgement


Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) Publication and Acknowledgement Policy

The ECTU Acknowledgement and Publication Policy sets out the authorship criteria and recommendations for  acknowledging the contributions of the Trials Unit staff who have been involved in the design, conduct or analysis of the study.

ECTU Publication and Acknowledgment Policy