Authorship Policy

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research requires the University to have policies to guide researchers in practices that are consistent with the Code.

The University's Authorship Policy is designed to ensure compliance with the principles and relevant responsibilities embodied in the Code, and is adopted in the University's Responsible Conduct of Research Policy.

The Policy was first approved by the Vice-Chancellor and President on 14 June 2012, and applies to all staff, students, and titleholders of the University of Adelaide who are involved in the conduct of research associated with the University.

  • Authorship declaration

    The Authorship Policy document includes a link to an authorship declaration.

    To ensure compliance with the Code, the authorship declaration must be completed by the author of a publication or, where there are multiple authors, by the corresponding author. The Authorship Declaration must be submitted to authors for approval prior to pre-publication and/or the submission of the publication to a publisher.

    Where authors are required to sign a formal certification on work submitted to a journal or publication outlet, a copy of that certification may be uploaded as an attachment to the authorship declaration.

  • Author affiliation & acknowledgement

    The University of Adelaide has developed clear guidelines for researchers to ensure their affiliation is correctly listed, and that appropriate acknowledgement is given for any support provided in undertaking that research.

    The guidelines below apply to all academic staff, titleholders, and students whose research publications result from their employment, affiliation, or enrolment with the University. They apply to all University authors, not simply the first-named or corresponding author.

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