Non-human contributors, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, or similar technology, do not qualify for authorship. The use of these systems is not encouraged but may be permitted if this specific technology is part of the study question. Use of artificial intelligence must be included in the acknowledgement section if used in part to write the manuscript, or in the methods section if part of the study. Findings from previous publications cannot be reproduced, and authors have the responsibility of ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the writing or content generated by artificial intelligence systems.
This policy is consistent with statements from the Committee on Publication Ethics regarding the use of artificial intelligence in research publications.