Authorship, copyright, and disclosure form

Authorship, copyright, and disclosure form

All British Columbia Medical Journal (BCMJ) authors must read and complete sections (1) authorship, (2) copyright, and (3) disclosure of financial and other interests, and agree to the statement at the end of this form.

If the manuscript is a case report or if an individual patient is described, written patient consent must also be obtained on the Patient consent form.

Your Name
Corresponding author’s name

1. Certification of authorship

An author is someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a manuscript.
To be listed as an author in the BCMJ, the following three conditions must be met:

  • Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; and
  • Drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  • Final approval of the version to be published.

All persons who qualify for authorship must complete this section. Each author must have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship.

Contributors who do not qualify for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section in the manuscript.

All contributors must complete a Permission to appear in acknowledgments form.

In the past 36 months, have you accepted any of the following related to the content of your manuscript? “Related” means any relation with for-profit or not-for-profit third parties whose interests may be affected by the content of the manuscript. Disclosure represents a commitment to transparency and does not necessarily indicate a bias. If you are in doubt about whether to list a relationship/activity/interest, it is preferable that you do so. Please give details in the space provided.

May 17, 2022