CHANGES TO AUTORSHIP
This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of Author names in the Authorship of accepted manuscripts.
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an Author, or to rearrange the Author names, must be sent to the Journal Managing Editor by the corresponding Author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the Author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all Authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
In the case of addition or removal of Authors, this includes confirmation from the Author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding Author will be forwarded by the Journal Managing Editor to the corresponding Author, who must follow the procedure as described above.
Note that: (1) the Journal Managing Editor will inform the Journal Editor in Chief of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until Authorship has been agreed.
After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange Author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.