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Authorship and Contributorship Policy

Enletawa considers any individual who has intellectually contributed to the preparation of a manuscript submitted to the journal as its author. In accordance with the COPE guidelines, to be considered an author, the following criteria should be met:

  1. Having participated in the idea and design, data acquisition, or the analysis and interpretation of the data obtained through the work that has resulted in the article;
  2. Having taken part in the drafting or critical revision of the text; and
  3. Having approved the final version to be published.

Enletawa accepts papers developed by a maximum of four authors. The names of these authors must be included in the article at the time of submitting the manuscript for the first time. When names of individuals who had minimal or no involvement in the research are included in a document and the names of those who actually participated in the research are omitted, the authorship information will be deemed to have been fabricated. The acknowledgment of the contribution of every participating subject in research is the author’s responsibility.

Author contributions

Enletawa adopts the CRediT taxonomy to describe each author’s individual contributions to the work. The corresponding author is responsible for providing details about the contributions made by each author of the article. The editorial team expects that all authors have reviewed, discussed, and accepted their individual contributions. Contributions will be published with the final article and should accurately reflect the real contributions to the paper.

Author’s contributions (CRediT)



Ideas; formulation or evolution of the overall goals and objectives of the research


Data curation

Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software coding, where it is necessary for data interpretation) for initial use and subsequent reuse


Formal analysis

Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data


Funds acquisition

Acquisition of financial support for the project leading to this publication



Carrying out a process of investigation and research, specifically conducting experiments or data/evidence collection



Development or design of methodology; creation of models


Project administration

Responsibility for directing and coordinating the planning and execution of research activity



Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory specimens, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analytical tools



Programming, software development; design of computer programs; implementation of computer codes and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components



Supervision and leadership of planning and execution of research activity, including mentoring outside of the core team



Verification, either as part of the activity or separately, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research results



Development, creation and/or presentation of published work, specifically, visualization/data presentation


Writing: original draft

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantial translation)


Writing: review and editing

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by the original research group, specifically, critical review, commentary, or revision, in the pre- or post-publication stages

Example of author contributions

Carlos Rodríguez: conceptualization, formal analysis, research, resources, supervision, writing (original draft), writing (draft review and revision/correction); Sandra Pérez: data curation, formal analysis, resource acquisition, research, methodology, software, visualization, writing (original draft), writing (draft review and revision/correction); Laura Sánchez: conceptualization, project administration, resources, writing (original draft), writing (draft review and revision/correction).

Direct consultation of the CRediT taxonomy and its promoters can be done through the following link: