Generative AICG Policies

Artificial Intelligence Content Generation (AICG)

Artificial Intelligence Content Generation (AICG) tools, such as ChatGPT, Perplexity, Elicit, Iris,  etc., and other tools based on Large Language Models (LLMs), can only initiate original research independently with guidance from human authors. They also cannot assume responsibility for a published work or research design, a fundamental requirement typically associated with authorship. Additionally, they need more legal standing and capacity to hold or allocate copyrights. Consequently, in line with COPE's stance on AICG tools, it is inappropriate to designate these tools as authors of an article or include them in the author list. Should an author employ such a tool in creating any part of a manuscript, it must be transparently and comprehensively described in the Methods or Acknowledgements section. The author bears full responsibility for the accuracy of the information generated by the tool and for proper attribution to any supporting research upon which that information relies. It is important to note that tools used for spell-checking, grammar correction, and general editing are outside the scope of these guidelines. The ultimate determination of whether using an AICG tool is suitable or permissible in the context of a submitted manuscript or published article lies with the journal's editor or another party responsible for the publication's editorial policies.

Thereby, as Scientia et PRAXIS Editors' Statement on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence Content Generation (AICG) Tools in Scholarly Journal Publishing, we are signatories to the following statements:

1. LLMs or other generative AICG tools should not be listed as authors on papers

2. Authors should be transparent about using AICG, and editors should have access to tools and strategies for ensuring authors' transparency.

3. Editors and reviewers should not rely solely on generative AICG to review submitted papers.

4. Editors retain final responsibility in selecting reviewers and should exercise active oversight of that task.

5. The final responsibility for editing a paper lies with human authors and editors.