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Table 2 Expressions used by authors (n=1116) in statements that could be matched to the 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

Expression categories No. (%) of authors
Criterion 1 – Conception:  
 “planned/planning” 129 (43.7)
 “conception” 118 (40.0)
 “my idea“ 32 (10.1)
 “organized research” 5 (2.0)
 “hypothesis” 5 (2.0)
 Other* 6 (2.2)
Criterion 1 – Design:  
 “design/designing” 347 (98.0)
 “chose proper methodology” 3 (0.9)
 “experiment construction” 2 (0.5)
 Other† 3 (0.6)
Criterion 1 – Acquisition of data:  
 “data collection” 183 (31.1)
 “data acquisition” 128 (21.7)
 “did the experiments” 77 (13.1)
 “conducted the study” 52 (8.8)
 “treatment” 32 (5.4)
 “diagnosis” 30 (5.1)
 Other‡ 87 (14.8)
Criterion 1 – Analysis of data:  
 “analysis made/analyzed” 257 (73.7)
 “statistical analysis” 87 (24.9)
 “processed data” 5 (1.4)
Criterion 1 – Interpretation of data:  
 “interpretation” 255 (91.8)
 “presentation” 19 (6.8)
 “draw conclusion” 3 (1.4)
Criterion 2 – Drafting of the article:  
 “writing” 247 (46.9)
 “drafting” 182 (34.5)
 “manuscript preparation” 84 (15.8)
 “wrote discussion” 7 (1.4)
 Other§ 7 (1.4)
Criterion 2 – Revising the article:  
 “revision/revising” 219 (73.5)
 “intellectual contribution” 54 (18.1)
 “edited” 18 (6.0)
 “made final copy/version” 5 (1.6)
 “made corrections” 3 (1.0)
 Other 5 (1.6)
Criterion 3 – Final approval:  
 “final approval” 215 (91.8)
 “agree with the version published” 5 (2.1)
  1. *Statements containing terms such as “inception”; “initiation”; “developed the project”.
  2. †Statements containing terms such as “depicted the original scheme”; “protocol construction”.
  3. ‡Statements containing terms such as “obtained data”; “gathered data”; “did research”; “patient management”.
  4. §Statements containing terms such as “wrote introduction”; “wrote results”; “wrote abstract”.
  5. Statements containing terms such as “second draft”; ”completion”; “polishing”.