Recommendations for authorship


On May 28, 2021 the Faculty Council has updated the Recommendations for authorship in publications.

These recommendations are addressed to the members of the Medical Faculty of the RWTH Aachen University and serve as

orientation aids

  • in the determination of authorships and
  • in the concrete determination of author sequences.

In addition, they deal with the following topics

  • shared authorships,
  • obstructive refusal to consent,
  • overlapping publications and copyright issues,
  • documentation obligations and
  • Affiliations.