As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review and publication process, Sage is trialling the adoption of CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) on several of our journals. CRediT is a high-level taxonomy, including 14 roles, which is used to describe each author’s individual contributions to the work.
IMPORTANT: Authors should not include author contribution statements in the manuscript itself. Any author contribution statements will be overwritten with Sage’s standardised CRediT contribution statement wording. However, any contributors with roles that do not constitute authorship (e.g. if Supervision, Funding Acquisition or Data curation was the sole contribution), or any author contributions not covered by the CRediT taxonomy, should be listed in the Acknowledgements.
For authors submitting to social science or humanities journals, all parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors.
For technical or medical journals, in line with ICMJE guidance, to qualify for authorship each individual must:
1) Have made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the article; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the article; AND
2) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content; AND
3) Approved the version to be published; AND
4) Agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
For all journals adopting CRediT, all parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Any contributors with roles that do not amount to a substantive contribution (e.g. if Supervision, Funding Acquisition or Data Curation was the sole role) should be listed in the Acknowledgements.
For technical or medical journals adopting CRediT, to qualify for authorship each individual must have been responsible for:
1. At least one of the following:
2. At least one of the following:
IMPORTANT: When there is no acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work (e.g. for an Editorial) the first authorship criterion (‘substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work’) may be met by the roles 'Conceptualization' or 'Methodology'.
Please see this video for an overview of how to select CRediT contributions when submitting your article in Sage Track:
Sage is currently trialling CRediT on the following journals:
For more information please see the CRediT website.
Please email CRediTtaxonomy@sagepub.com with your comments or queries.