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Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

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  • If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge
  • that of other people.
  •      Proverb

Acknowledgments typically are used to list grant or funding support, donors of equipment or supplies, technical assistance, and important specific contributions from individuals who do not qualify for authorship (see 2.10, Manuscript Preparation, Acknowledgment Section, and 5.1.1, Authorship Responsibility, Authorship: Definition, Criteria, Contributions, and Requirements). Sufficient space should be provided in publications, either in print or online, for acknowledgments so that authors can properly credit all important contributions.

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