Role of the Corresponding Author

In the case of research articles with more than one author, one author is named the 'Corresponding Author', while the rest remain 'Co-Authors'. It is the responsibility of the Corresponding Author to ensure that all queries and uncertainties about the accuracy, authenticity, and integrity of any part of the research article that may arise at any point, are addressed appropriately and clarified.

It is the responsible of the Corresponding Author to see to that the following conditions are met -

  1. making sure that all co-authors are satisfied with the final draft of a manuscript before proceeding to submit it to the TTEBS journal to be considered for publication. This includes ensuring that the details of all authors involved, including names, the order of authors, affiliation details, etc, are accurate;
  2. handling the interests of all the co-authors involved by managing all lines of communication between the TTEBS journal and the co-authors, both before and after the publication* of the article;
  3. ensuring complete transparency on the re-usage of any material within the research article, and clearly stating the usage of unpublished material (for instance, manuscripts that may be in press) included within the manuscript, in a cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief of the TTEBS journal;
  4. ensuring that all claims, acknowledgments, and transparency on data statements from authors involved, are included in the manuscript as required (see above).

*The responsibility of handling all lines of communication between the TTEBS journal and all involved co-authors during submission, proofing, and publication, may be assigned to a 'Contact Author' or 'Submitting Author'. In such cases, it is important to ensure that the Corresponding Author is explicitly designated in the manuscript.

Author contributions

When it comes to TTEBS's guidelines on Contribution Statements, it is important to refer to the 'Instruction for Authors' section on the left-hand side panel that is present on the TTEBS journal website. In the absence of any specific guidelines and in research specializations within the field of Biomedical Engineering where it is impossible to clearly define discrete efforts, TTEBS advises authors to include Contribution Statements as part of their submission. These Contribution Statements help in clearly defining the contribution of every author involved, so as to ensure that due credit is given for everyone's contributions and to promote complete transparency. These Contribution Statements must be mentioned at the conclusion of the submission of their manuscript.