Hi! I have completed and sent in a theoretical framework for solving certain unsolved astrophysical problems to a prestigious astrophysical journal. To my surprise, as I do not have any traditional credentials as PhD or so forth, I was surprised that they were positive of sending it to peer review if I elaborated some parts of my work and added a more profound mathematical framework. I have now completed a new version with the requested mathematical framework and so forth. As I kept on I realized that if the theory is proved correct then it will have a very profound impact on astrophysics. It is therefore very important for me to be able to claim authorship of the idea. What method/s do you guys think is the best to be able to claim the idea to be mine in case of anyone else claiming to be the original author? I have thought of: A press-release even before the article is sent to peer review. Asking a professor/PhD to read the work then ask him to put a signature and a date on the paper. Make a copy of the work and send it to myself via registered mail Any input would be highly appreciated!