To ensure that the BIO-NMD Project is acknowledged and to help increase its profile among the neuromuscular community the following publication policy has been approved for use by all partners.
•All partners are reminded that publications associated with BIO-NMD shall abide by the Consortium Agreement. In addition, it is recommended that the appropriate Activity Leader verifies that any manuscript and abstract associated with BIO-NMD complies with the rules for publication stated in the consortium agreement before submission for peer review. The and Activity 9 WP Leader, , should also be informed of any pending submissions so they may monitor and record this output from the project.
•If a journal policy complies, and if the authors agree (first and last named on the paper) it is recommended that the author line conclude with the statement “in conjunction with the BIO-NMD Project*”, and the EC funding to be acknowledged, by specifying the contract number 241665. The asterisk (*) refers to the BIO-NMD web site address as a footnote on the first page of the manuscript (www.bio-nmd.eu).
•If a journal policy does not allow the above statement then BIO-NMD should be duly acknowledged in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript, including the EC contract number and website address.
THE BIO-NMD GRANT (EC, 7th FP, proposal #241665; www.bio-nmd.eu, TO xxxx AS COORDINATOR/PARTNER) IS GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED
A BIO-NMD publication can be defined as, but not limited to:
o A publishable deliverable or milestone report
o A publishable report from a BIO-NMD funded meting
Policy approved February 2010 at KOM