The purpose of the Authorship Guidelines is to acknowledge that obtaining human tissue and clinical follow-up data for research requires a great deal of effort from many individuals, including surgeons, pathologists, medical oncologists, researchers, fellows and nurses. We encourage collaborative research between clinicians and scientists.
For all projects: A member of the tumor bank will be included early in the development of the study. Authorship will reflect their involvement.
For clinical correlative studies: One or more gynecologic oncologists or gynecologic medical oncologists should be included as collaborators.
- Participate in planning the objectives and design of the study
- Make a major contribution to tissue acquisition or pathological review
- Co-write or revise the manuscript
- Approve the final manuscript
For authorship on papers involving the tumor bank or tissue-based research the following criteria should be met:
- Participation in the planning of the objectives and design of the study
- Major contribution to the project either by tissue acquisition or pathological review
- Co-writing or revising of the manuscript
- Approval of the final manuscript