CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) is high-level taxonomy, including 14 roles, that can be used to represent the roles typically played by contributors to scientific scholarly output. The roles describe each contributor’s specific contribution to the scholarly output.
14 Contributor Roles
Writing – original draft
Writing – review & editing
We have been overwhelmed by the interest in CRediT to date and are working to support adoption and encourage practical usage. We are also working to ensure that CRediT is tied to ORCID and included in the Crossref metadata capture.
CRediT is currently managed as an informal standard at CASRAI and we are working towards formal standardisation of the taxonomy at NISO.
But please do get involved by joining the community CRediT Interest Group, spreading the word, and providing feedback!