Office of Research Ethics and Integrity


The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research defines authorship as being based on substantial contributions in a combination of:

  • conception and design of a project
  • analysis and interpretation of research data
  • drafting significant parts of a work or critically revising it so as to contribute to the interpretation.

Faculties, schools, institutes, centres and research units are required to promote responsible and ethical authorship practices consistent with the norms of the particular discipline area. Guidance on determining authorship is available at QUT Code of Conduct for Research (D/2.6.8).

All authors at Queensland University of Technology must correctly acknowledge the university as their affiliated organisation on all of their research outputs.  QUT authors should list their affiliated organisation in the bylines of publications as Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in addition to other relevant bylines for QUT faculties, schools, institutes and centres. For more information read the QUT Author Affiliation Guidelines.