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Steve O'Shea, PhD, has been working with Edanz since 2014. Pictured here in a submersible around the Ogasawara Islands in Japan, Dr O'Shea is a world-renowned expert in the giant squid.


Libby Cone, MD, MA, has been working with Edanz since 2013. In that time she has edited nearly 400 manuscripts for Edanz client authors. A radiology and imaging expert, Dr. Cone is not only an experienced scientific editor, but also the author of four works of historical fiction.

On 8 April 2017, Dr Daniel McGowan (Science Director and Head of Medical Writing at Edanz Group) led a two-hour workshop in publishing for 100 breast cancer specialists in Aqua Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan.

In March 2017, Edanz Group (known as Liwenbianji in China) organized a spring seminar tour in China for early-career researchers, focusing on the Beijing area.

On 21 March 2017, Dr Andrew Jackson (Senior Editor at Edanz Group) was invited to give a one-day medical publishing workshop at a writing retreat in Pattaya, near Bangkok, Thailand. The audience consisted of more than 120 health care professionals and researchers from the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.


Being listed as an author on a published article is one of the main goals of scientific research. Each listed author had a significant role to play in a study and has responsibility for the work presented; however, journals are now starting to ask for an author to be named the overall "guarantor" of the paper. It can be a bit confusing to differentiate the role of an ordinary author vs the corresponding author vs a guarantor, so today we take a look at these key authorship roles and try and make sense of each of their responsibilities and who to list for each category on the manuscript.

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