• Sunday, 16 December , 2018

Authorship Statement Form

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To: Boris Topor, MD, PhD, Professor
Editor-in-Chief of the Moldovan Medical Journal

From: Author or corresponding author: ………………………………………………………………………….

 

Article title: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Author(s): ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Affiliation of authors: ……………………………………………………………………………………………

Corresponding author’s e-mail: …………………………………………………………………………………

Corresponding author’s telephone number: ……………………………………………………………………

        To start the editorial processing of your article in the Moldovan Medical Journal (MMJ), we kindly ask the corresponding author to fill in, sign, scan and send this form together with the article to editor@moldmedjournal.md. With this the corresponding author certifies that he personally and co-authors accept the responsibility for the content of this article.
        The signature will evidence the mutual understanding between the author(s) and the MMJ on the rights and responsibilities of both parties in the process of article evaluation and its possible publication in the MMJ.
        The authors are kindly requested to read our web site www.moldmedjournal.md and strictly follow the directions of the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

       1. Authorship of submitted article
        The MMJ tends to be a member of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and subscribes to its Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, including its authorship requirements.
        An author (co-author) of a scientific article is considered to be someone who has made substantive contribution to the submitted work.
        The MMJ wants authors to make sure that all authors included in the manuscript fulfill the criteria of authorship, as well as that there is no one else who should be the author of the submitted manuscript but has not been included as an author.
        If you think someone has been omitted from or that someone should not be in the manuscript by-line, please let us know in a separate letter.
        If, in your opinion, there are researches that are included in the by-line but do not deserve to be authors, please let us know in a separate letter.

       2. License and Copyright Agreement
License
        MMJ releases its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that permits use, distribution, reproduction and adaptations in any medium as long as others share alike and the original work is properly cited.
Self-Archiving Policy
        Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a prepublication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. After a manuscript has been published in MMJ we suggest to link to the final article version published in the Journal, using the assigned article DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
        Authors can archive pre-print (i. e. pre-refereeing), post-print (i. e. final draft post-refereeing) and publisher’s PDF version.
Copyright Notice
        The authors grant to the MMJ the right of first publication of the work.
        Copyright on any article published by MMJ is retained by the author(s) without restrictions.
        For papers with more than one author the corresponding author agrees and is allowed by co-authors to make decisions regarding prepublication release of information in the paper to the media, government agencies or both.
        Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
        The author warrants that:

  1. a. submitted manuscript is the author’s original work;
  2. b. the work has not previously been published
  3. c. the author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the work to any third party;
  4. d. the work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;
  5. e. the manuscript of this or substantially similar content will not be submitted to any other journal until the review process in the MMJ has
    been officially completed (acceptance or rejection of the manuscript).

        The authors will comply with the requests of the MMJ editors and reviewers to improve the manuscript for publication (to edit, revise, abridge, and condense the manuscript by mutual agreement with the corresponding author).
        The unavoidable disagreements will be submitted in a written form; the authors are aware that the disagreement(s) with the MMJ’s requests may result in the rejection of the manuscript.

       3. Conflict of Interest
        The potential conflict of interests should be acknowledged by all the authors and editorial reviewers. If such a conflict is recognized, the reviewer is excluded from the review process and another reviewer is assigned. Please let us know about it in a separate letter.
        For more details please read chapter 3.5 of the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

       4. Patients, Animals and Study Participants
        The papers describing a research, involving animal or human subjects, should state in a separate letter that the rules of working with animals have been observed and the official consent has been obtained from the patients, and it has been approved by the designated board of the institution involved.
        For more details please read chapter 3.6 of the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

       5. Editorial Research
        We are keen to better understand and improve editorial conduct, decision making, and issues related to peer review. Therefore, we occasionally take part in or conduct editorial research and your submitted manuscript might be used in such research. If you do not want your manuscript entered into such a study, please let us know about it in a separate letter.
        We perform article screening for plagiarism. For more details please read chapter 2.3, 2.4, 3.6 of the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

       6. Herewith, I confirm that I am the owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the co-authors) of the materials used in this article, and thus I render the permission to use it to the Moldovan Medical Journal.

       7. Herewith, I confirm that I am aware of the anti-plagiarism policy, rules of submission, technical requirements and peer review process in the Moldovan Medical Journal.

Author’s or corresponding author’s signature _______________________________Date ___________________

 

We prefer to receive the Authorship Statement Form together with the article at:
editor@moldmedjournal.md

or send by regular mail to:

The Moldovan Medical Journal
192, Stefan cel Mare Avenue
Chisinau, MD-2004, the Republic of Moldova