Authorship Daily Challenge – Day 5

Number crunching.

Ing developed an authorship metric based on the ICMJE criteria and a survey of members of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and he provided a free downloadable calculator.

Would this numerical approach aid you in assessing contributions?

Ing, E. B. (2021). A Survey-Weighted Analytic Hierarchy Process to Quantify Authorship. Adv Med Educ Pract. 12:1021-1031. DOI:10.2147/AMEP.S328648.

The authorship contribution calculator is available at

To use this, download it as an Excel file, enable editing, and edit the values in column H to calculate the authorship score and whether the author meets the ICMJE criteria.