Role of the Corresponding Author

One author is assigned as Corresponding Author and acts on behalf of all co-authors and ensures that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately addressed

The Corresponding Author is responsible for the following requirements:

● ensuring that all listed authors have approved the manuscript before submission, including the names and order of authors;

● managing all communication between the Journal and all co-authors, before and after publication*;

● providing transparency on re-use of material and mention any unpublished material (for example manuscripts in press) included in the manuscript in a cover letter to the Editor;

● making sure disclosures, declarations and transparency on data statements from all authors are included in the manuscript as appropriate (see above).

Please check the Instructions for Authors of the Journal that you are submitting to for specific instructions regarding contribution statements.In absence of specific instructions and in research fields where it is possible to describe discrete efforts, the journal recommends authors to include contribution statements in the work that specifies the contribution of every author in order to promote transparency. These contributions should be listed at the end of the submission.
Author contributions

*The requirement of managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors during submission and proofing may be delegated to a Contact or Submitting Author. In this case please make sure the Corresponding Author is clearly indicated in the manuscript.