Authorship and Contributorship

Authors of academic publications should be only those who have made intellectual contributions to the work or research and their permission to be included. Please note that the provision of financial resources and infrastructure or institutional support are not reasons to be listed among the authors of scientific papers resulting from the research project.

“Authorship credit should be based only on: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (1), (2), and (3) must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship.” (ICMJE criteria 2000 and COPE 2020)

Co-authorship is not a practice in the arts and humanities. Publications based on research findings are independent works, conceived and written by a single person. Researchers understand that researchers interact with colleagues and discuss their research in workgroups, seminars, conferences, classrooms, and with their supervisors. This practice is proper of the academic universe. In the humanities and social sciences, doctoral theses and master’s dissertations are written by the candidate—the sole author in fact and by right—and publications result from his or her research, thesis, or dissertation. The supervisor is not usually credited as a co-author but can be referenced by the authors, who may thank them in a preface or a footnote.

Editors and Art Style Magazine’s Scientific Committee as Authors

Art Style Magazine adheres to the recommendations of COPE and Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics, that state the following: “A short statement may be useful for any published article that lists editors or board members as authors to explain the process used to make the editorial decision.” In this sense, Art Style Magazine adopts strict procedures to guarantee a fair peer review and ensure the articles’ quality by considering the qualifications of its Scientific or Editorial Committee members in the fields of social sciences, humanities, and arts. The peer review process is the same as for other authors, and the editor-in-chief considers all the reviews before making an overall decision (see Peer-Review Process).

To avoid competing interests from influencing the editorial decisions for articles authored by board members, Art Style Magazine request the evaluation of two external reviewers. In case of divergence between these two, a third one is asked to define the decision for publication. The articles authored by the editor-in-chief also follow this condition considering the final decision of three scientific committee members. In principle, the reviewers’ conclusions are sovereign. The decision for publication by the editor-in-chief or scientific committee is only about the number of articles to complete the edition. In the case of the number of articles by external authors necessary for the edition, Art Style Magazine does not consider the publication of editors, members of the scientific committee, and especially the editor-in-chief. All submitted articles are prioritized.