Authorship credit must be based on the major contribution of each author on the conceptualization and design of the study; revision of the paper that provides substantial insights and implications to findings, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data until the completion of research in drawing conclusions and recommendations with an action plan or program. No one among the primary authors who met these criteria would be omitted from the authorship. People without any considerable involvement or substantial intellectual participation in the research process would not be considered as one of the authors like those who obtain funds for the research, collect important data and materials, or coordinate with the publication are considered significant but do not qualify for authorship as well as the inclusion of ‘ghost author’ is highly discouraged. The source of funding may be included in the acknowledgment as well as those people who became part either directly or indirectly in the completion of the research paper.
The corresponding author shall be responsible for communicating with the Editor to accomplish the copyright form and inform the co-authors regarding the status of the research article submitted and accepted to IRJSTEM to avoid multiple submissions of paper to other journals at the same time. If the paper is rejected for publication to IRJSTEM that is the right time to submit the research article to other journals. The corresponding author is also responsible for the accuracy of the content of the paper particularly the complete list of the names of the co-authors, updated affiliations, and email addresses.