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Authorship statement form


Manuscript Title:

Manuscript No.:

Name of the author:





Dear Authors,

After receiving your manuscript for publication in the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation (JSER), we kindly ask you to fill out and sign a copy of this form. Each coauthor should sign a separate copy. The signature will evidence the mutual understanding between the JSER and the undersigned author on the rights and responsibilities of both parties in the evaluation process of the work and its eventual publication in the JSER.


1. Authorship and contributions to authorship. We ask authors of to specify their individual contributions, following the rules for authorship of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Medical and Social Science Journals, which states that authorship credit should be based only on substantial contribution to: 1) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) on final approval of the version to be published.

Please describe below your contribution to the manuscript (add more rows if necessary):



Description of contribution


Conception and design of experiment


Selection of the patients


Colection and revision of relevant literature


Statistical analyses and interpretation of data


Drafting and finalizing the article


Approval of the final version


Author’s signature Date:


Author information:


2. Copyright transfer. The listed authors warrant that they are the authors and sole owners of the submitted manuscript. The authors also warrant that the work is original; that it has not been previously published in print or electronic format and is not under consideration by another publisher or electronic medium; that it has not been previously transferred, assigned, or otherwise encumbered; and that the authors have full power to grant such rights. With respect to the results of this work, the manuscript of this or substantially similar content will not be submitted to any other journal until the review process in the JSER has been officially completed (acceptance or rejection of the manuscript).


The paper will not be withdrawn from the review process by the JSER Editorial Board until the review process is completed. The authors will comply with the requests of the JSER Editors and reviewers to improve the paper for publication. The unavoidable disagreements will be submitted in a written form; the authors are aware that the disagreement(s) with the JSER's requests may result in the rejection of the manuscript. The authors hereby grant to the JSER the right to edit, revise, abridge, and condense the manuscript.


If the manuscript is accepted for publication in the JSER, the authors hereby transfer the copyright of the paper to the JSER. The authors permit the JSER to allow third parties to copy any part of the journal without asking for permission, provided that the reference to the source is given.


For papers with more than one author: I agree to allow the corresponding author to make decisions regarding prepublication release of information in the paper to the media, federal agencies, or both.


Author’s signature Date:


3. Financial disclosure. Please check the appropriate box(es) below:

- I certify that all financial and material support for this research and work are clearly identified in the manuscript

- I certify that all my affiliations with or financial involvement (e.g. employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, royalties) with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject or materials discussed in the manuscript are disclosed completely here or are disclosed in attachment.

- I have no relevant financial interests in this manuscript


Author’s signature:  _______________


Date:  ________________


4. Acknowledgment statement. The corresponding author must sign the following statement:

All persons who have made substantial contributions to the preparation of the manuscript, but who are not authors, are named in the Acknowledgment section. No contributor has been omitted.



Corresponding author signature:  _______________


Date:  _______________



Please sign and return to: JSER, Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy, St. Cirili and Methodius Bull. Krste Misirkov b.b., 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; Phone number: +389-2-3116-520 (Ext.234) ; Fax number: +389-3118-143 E-mail address: jser@fzf.ukim.edu.mk


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