Author Contributions

Advancements in Agricultural Development recommends that all articles include a list of contributions made by each author to provide greater transparency in the research. We suggest using CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) proposed by Brand et al. (2015). Additional information can be found on the CRediT website: Ultimately it is up to the author team to come to agreement on who warrants authorship, the order of the authors, and contributions made by each author. This should all be resolved before submitting to Advancements in Agricultural Development. All roles defined in CRediT do not need to be used. At a minimum we recommend indicating: writing-original draft, writing-review and editing, investigation, and formal analysis.  


Sample Author Contribution Statement

J. Smith - formal analysis, investigation, writing-original draft; B. O'Conner - formal analysis, investigation, writing-review and editing; C. Rodriguez - writing-review and editing.


CRediT Taxonomy 

Conceptualization: Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims

Methodology: Development or design of methodology; creation of models

Software: Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components

Validation: Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs

Formal Analysis: Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data

Investigation: Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection

Resources: Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools

Data curation: Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse

Writing – Original Draft: Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)

Writing – Review & Editing: Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages

Visualization: Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation

Supervision: Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team

Project Administration: Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution

Funding acquisition: Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.