- A group author (also called collaborative author) is a group name (such as "CONSORT Group" or "AHA Heart Failure Taskforce" or "XY Workshop Members") which will be listed as an author in the author list
- Individual members of the group can be listed in the manuscript under the heading "Authors' Contributions".
- If the paper is Pubmed-listed, the group members will be listed as "Collaborators", but do not appear in the author list (see screenshot below)
- The group name does not need an ORCID (ORCIDs are for individual researchers only). Also, the members listed in the paper do not have to (but may) list their ORCIDs (What is an ORCID?)
Example: Pubmed-Listing of an article with a group author ("CONSORT-Ehealth Group") whose members were listed in the article and which are therefore listed in PubMed as "Collaborators".