What’s an author note?
An author note provides additional information about authors, study registration, data sharing, disclaimers or statements regarding conflicts of interest, and help or funding that supported the research. It also provides a point of contact for interested readers.
Professional papers intended for submission to a journal must always include an author note. Student papers do not typically include an author note. However, if you are a student working collaboratively with others on a work that would require you to include an author note or if your instructor requests one, then please do so.