Author- and contributorship policies at DH4PMP

When you enter into a collaboration with DH4PMP, we engage in a constructive, committed and open exchange of ideas, data, and results.

When you publish research based on data from DH4PMP, we request that you ...:

  1. invite collaborators from DH4PMP for contributorship on your publication where appropriate (see below),
  2. explicitly acknowledge in your publication that DH4PMP provided data (and, when relevant, processing, analyses, visualization etc.) for your publication. This can typically be done in an acknowledgement section or in a footnote on the first page. You should also include some versioning information of the data, at least the date it was obtained. If you are interested in a data-DOI, we can also arrange for that, provided the data can be publicly shared.
  3. inform Henrik Kragh Sørensen by email of the publication, preferably with a DOI or link, and accept that we link to your publication from the DH4PMP website.

At DH4PMP, we follow the Vancouver Recommendations for co-authorship as well as the University of Copenhagen Code for Authorship implemented on the basis of the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Typically this means that if you have been provided data from DH4PMP, members of the DH4PMP will be eligible for contributorship to your publications based on this data.

In particular, we interpret this as a moral obligation for you to invite relevant members of DH4PMP to contribute, and if they then chose to engage with the required parts of the Vancouver guidelines they can become co-authors of the publication.

The most essential parts of the Vancouver Convention and Recommendations stipulate that all authors must ...:

  1. have made a substantial contribution to the conception or design of the work; or to the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  2. have been involved in drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  3. have approved the version of the manuscript to be published.
  4. agree 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. In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work.
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