Statement on the use of generative AI by authors submitting articles to the CAAA journals

This statement relates to AI that may be used to generate the content (text, tables, figures) of a research paper.

The CAAA follows the guidance of the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE) on issues relating to publication integrity and ethical conduct, including the evolving topic of generative AI tools.

COPE position statement on the use of generative AI tools

The journals of the CAAA are published by Wiley.

Publisher’s guidance on the use of generative AI tools

Per these guidelines and rationale, a generative AI tool cannot fulfil the role of, nor be listed as, an author of an article. If such a tool has been used to generate any portion of a manuscript, authors must declare this during the submission process of a new manuscript, and its use must be described, transparently and in detail, in the Methods section. The Editors will review and approve its use on a case-by-case basis.

The use of AI (or AI assistance) tools in research design or methods must be disclosed, per the Author Declaration Form and Data Integrity Information form.

Tools used for data analysis, data management, spelling and grammar checking, and referencing may be used without disclosure.

We encourage all authors to stay informed about generative AI and academic publishing by following COPE’s forums, discussion papers, and other resources.

As the field of AI and generative AI is rapidly changing, the CAAA Journal Editors in Chief will review and adapt this policy as needed.

Reviewed and approved, September 2023

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