Authorship Policy


The University of Adelaide has adopted the principles embodied in the 2018 Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research via its Responsible Conduct of Research Policy. This includes the responsibilities of all researchers for the fair, honest and transparent attribution of authorship in research outputs. This Policy is designed to promote good practice, ensure University compliance with the Code, and is informed by the Code Authorship Guide 2019. It is also consistent with the authorship criteria of the internationally recognised International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.


Reviewed and reaffirmed by policy custodian for further three-year period on 7 December 2022 - refer D2022/234750

  • Related Procedures, Forms

    Title Version
    Authorship Policy D2022/234753
  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2019/4693
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research)
    Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Research Services
    Endorsed by Academic Board on 6 November 2019
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 6 November 2019
    Related Policies

    Responsible Conduct of Research Policy
    Research Misconduct Procedure
    Intellectual Property Policy
    Conflict of Interest Procedure
    Open Access Policy
    Higher Degree by Research Academic Program Rules
    HDR Student Handbook

    Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
    Code Authorship Guide 2019
    NHMRC Open Access Policy
    ARC Open Access Policy
    Effective from 7 December 2022
    Review Date 7 December 2025
    Contact for queries about the policy Executive Director, Research Services ext: 35137

Please refer to the Policy Directory for the latest version.