Project CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) has created an initial taxonomy that classifies fourteen different ‘Contributor Roles’. Each person contributing to a piece of research may be assigned multiple roles.
EM’s initial implementation of the new standard allows:
The ability to attribute one or more ‘Contributor Roles’ to each Author of a submission
The ability to identify the degree to which a particular contributor was involved, i.e. one of “Lead”, “Supporting”, “Equal”
The ability to configure the collection of Contributor Roles per Article Type, as either optional or required.