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 with an amendment to s.2.7 - ref: d2015/186318, 30 July 2015.

Title Version
Authorship Policy D2019/246558

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 November 2019
Review Date 7 November 2022
Contact for queries about the policy Executive Director, Research Services ext: 35137

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