Librarians and information professionals have a vital role in the development of evidence synthesis publications, such as guidelines and systematic reviews. These contributions include refining clinical questions, identifying appropriate resources, performing comprehensive literature searches, providing reproducible search strategies, and writing the methods section of the manuscript.
In accordance with Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) authorship and contributorship guidance and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship criteria, librarians and information professionals merit authorship on evidence synthesis publications, such as guidelines and systematic reviews, for their intellectual contribution to the final work.
MLA invites publishers, institutions, and information professional organizations to partner with us to ensure adherence to authorship criteria by signing on to the full statement.
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