Table 1

Considerations for QI and implementation research team leaders when approaching authorship

Question Approach
Is there a chance this work will yield knowledge that is generalisable enough to consider dissemination through publication? Establish a team-based approach for assessing members’ contributions regularly.
What does substantial contribution mean to me and my team? Determine and track measurable criteria through early and regular team-based discussions.
Can the determination of authorship wait until the end of the project? Allow eligible individuals who substantially contributed to choose if they want to continue on to meet all ICMJE criteria.
  • ICMJE, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; QI, quality improvement.