Authorship and Contributorship


Tanzania Journal of Engineering and Technology Editors Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly manuscript recommend that authorship be based on the following four criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
    • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
    • Final approval of the version to be published; and
    • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.

Tanzania Journal of Engineering and Technology include only one corresponding author per article. Any further contribution details (eg, equal contribution) must be included in the contributors or acknowledgement sections at the end of the article.


Tanzania Journal of Engineering and Technology lists authors' names at the beginning of the paper.

Alteration to authorship or contributorship

Any change in authors and/or contributors after initial submission must be approved by all authors. This applies to additions, deletions, change of order to the authors, or contributions being attributed differently. Any alterations must be explained to the editor. The editor may contact any of the authors and/or contributors to ascertain whether they have agreed to any alteration.

Group authorship

If there is a very large number of authors, we may ask for confirmation that everyone listed met the criteria for authorship.