UT Health San Antonio Libraries require attribution of any librarian who assists in the review process based on level of involvement.
The librarian you work with may be attributed differently according to the level of involvement in your review. Below is a quick reference for common tasks a librarian do for you and the corresponding level of attribution.
|Level of Involvement||Service Tier||Level of Attribution|
|Writes the search, provides the search strategy for publication, contributes to writing and revising the Methods section, and is accountable for answering questions about the search methods and process||Tier 2||Co-Authorship|
|Multiple consultations on the review process||Tier 1||Acknowledged by name|
|Provides a pre-existing search string for researchers to adapt||Tier 1||Acknowledged by name OR In-paper citation|
|Quick review of search strategy or Methods section||Tier 1||None|
Occasionally, authors will consult with a librarian on the following pieces in the review process:
In the case that there are more than 2 consultations, the librarian would be mentioned by name in the Acknowledgements section of the final paper.
Our librarians build and save searches on a variety of topics. If a librarian provides a pre-built search string to the authors, it is necessary to cite the librarian within the the paper.
UT Health San Antonio libraries have adopted The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) definition of authorship. If an individual meets all of the following criteria, that person will be listed as an author: