McNutt MK, Bradford M, Drazen JM, et al. Transparency in authors’ contributions and responsibilities to promote integrity in scientific publication. PNAS 2018;201715374
The authors, a group of editors and publishers, propose changes to journal authorship policies and procedures to provide insight into which author is responsible for which contributions, assurance that the list is complete, and clearly articulated standards to justify authorship credit. They recommend that journals adopt common and transparent standards for authorship.