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Why do you think you should be the author on this manuscript? Analysis of open-ended responses of authors in a general medical journal

Mario Malički, Ana Jerončić, Matko Marušić and Ana Marušić*

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Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health, University of Split, School of Medicine, Split, Croatia

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BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012, 12:189  doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-189

Published: 20 December 2012

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Table S1. Contribution declarations of authors (n=98) whose free text authorship statements included both ICMJE matching and non-matching contributions.

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Table S2. Sentence structure of authors’ answers (n=1282) to the open-ended question: Why do you think you should be the author on this manuscript?

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Figure S1. Distribution of manuscripts with (closed bars) or without (open bars) identical contribution declarations from at least 2 authors according to the number of authors on the manuscript.

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