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Table 1 Number (%) of authors (n=1116) whose authorship statement could be matched to ICMJE criteria

From: Why do you think you should be the author on this manuscript? Analysis of open-ended responses of authors in a general medical journal

Criteria No. (%) of authors*
Full criteria (1 and 2 and 3) 174 (15.6)
Criteria 1 and 2 not 3 431 (38.6)
Criteria 1 and 3 not 2 26 (2.3)
Criteria 2 and 3 not 1 17 (1.5)
Criterion 1 only: 355 (31.8)
 “conception” 12 (3.4)
 “design” 13 (3.7)
 “acquisition of data” 161 (45.3)
 “analysis of data” 24 (6.8)
 “interpretation of data” 9 (2.5)
 any 2 contributions 92 (25.9)
 any 3 contributions 34 (9.6)
 any 4 contributions 9 (2.5)
 all 5 contributions 1 (0.3)
Criterion 2 only: 105 (9.4)
 “drafting of the article” 45 (42.8)
 “revising of the article” 49 (46.7)
 both contributions 11 (10.5)
Criterion 3 only 5 (0.5)
Statement: “Because I contributed to the submitted article as an author according to the ICMJE criteria” 3 (0.3)
  1. *Percentages for contributions specified in an individual authorship criterion are to the total sum of responses within that criterion.