Cambridge City over-75s Cohort Study (CC75C)
Authorship, publication and publicity policy
The CC75C study welcomes the involvement of external researchers, and encourages students within the department (University of Cambridge Department of Public Health and Primary Care) to collaborate in research questions that may be addressed in post-graduate theses. All potential collaborators are asked to agree first to this study policy on authorship and publicity.
Any papers arising from analyses of CC75C survey data or biological collections will be expected to follow these guidelines. Draft papers must be circulated to members of the CC75C Committee of Management with sufficient time to enable comments to be made prior to submission of the paper to journals for peer review.
Authorship of papers should include CC75C in the “senior author” position:
e.g. Able B, Colleague D, Expert F and the CC75C study collaboration.
The only exception to these rules would be when CC75C is part of a multi-study paper where such mention of CC75C in the authors list would be inappropriate. In this case CC75C should be included as a searchable keyword.
Each paper should include mention of the CC75C study website address within the paper itself, with the University of Cambridge, Department of Public Health and Primary Care contact details provided under author affiliations of at least one study investigator.
To obtain maximum publicity for the study, publications need to be easy to find. The study must be mentioned in the abstract and, where possible, the title. All papers should include a phrase such as one of the following within the abstract:
The paper reports on analysis of the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort study (CC75C) using data version x.x.
Study participants were originally part of the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort study (CC75C).
The methodology developed within this paper was validated using the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort study (CC75C).
The only exception to this rule would be where many studies are included within the paper itself and to mention them all would be impossible. CC75C would then be included in the searchable keyword (and also within the acknowledgements).
Alongside any author specific acknowledgements applicable to the paper, the paper must acknowledge the respondents, their families, friends or carers who provided proxy informant data, and staff in collaborating general practices and care homes. The original investigators and specific previous collaborators whose contribution is relevant to the paper should be mentioned as appropriate, or reference made to the full list given on the Study Personnel page of the website. Acknowledgement should also be made of past and present funders of the study, particularly grant-awarding bodies supporting the on-going study or any specific interview wave on which analyses are based; the full list of previous funding organisations may be omitted provided a link is given to the Grants page of the website.