Chapter 50 in: mayer t & steneck n (eds) promoting research integrity in a global environment imperial college press / world scientific publishing, singapore (pp309-16) 5 put my name on the paper: reflections on the ethics of authorship mckneally m j thorac cardiovasc surg(2006) 131:517-519. Contributorship and guarantorship are concepts that were applied first to original research papers, and are sometimes hard to define for other articles each contributorship statement should make clear who has contributed what to the planning, conduct, and reporting of the work described in the article, and should identify. Authorship defines the role of a creator, whose intention is to circulate original ideas and intellectual works in scholarly publishing, in particular, the role of the author carries significant responsibility, legal rights, and privileges the career of academics is often based on the authorship of the papers. I was reassured that i am not responsible for the contents of the paper because i am credited as a collaborator, not as an author the distinction between author and collaborator rang a bell when research projects require the contribution of many researchers at different institutes to collect data, diagnose. Scientific authorship is an important element of any paper it provides credit to those who worked on the paper, as well as accountability if anything is found to be incorrect researchers want their name on papers to help them in their career, and often strive for the lead author credit although most projects.
Today, shared authorship is common in most academic disciplines, with the exception of the humanities, where sole authorship is still the predominant model in particular types of research, including particle physics, genome sequencing and clinical trials, a paper's. Accepting courtesy authorship is a “double-edged sword”, he says if the paper becomes famous, “every author gets to claim credit” but if it becomes infamous, everyone gets a share of the blame researchers need to be aware of the potential risks of adding their names to manuscripts that they know little. Significant involvement in study conception/design, data collection, or data analysis/interpretation involvement in drafting or revising manuscript approval of final version of manuscript for publication and responsibility for accuracy and integrity of all aspects of research download our free white paper on authorship for a. The following recommendations are intended to ensure that contributors who have made substantive intellectual contributions to a paper are given credit as authors, but also that contributors credited as authors understand their role in taking responsibility and being accountable for what is published because authorship.
Get expert answers to your questions in scientific writing, authorship, journal impact factor and research papers and more on researchgate, the professional network for scientists. Elsevier | ethics in research & publication ethics_auth02 factsheet authorship naming authors on a scientific paper ensures that the appropriate individuals get credit, and are accountable, for the research deliberately misrepresenting a scientist's relationship to their work is considered to be a form of misconduct.
Authorship on publications can be a sensitive issue and one that can often raise disputes amongst research teams challenges for collaborations with regards to authorship as the accepted 'norms' vary across disciplines from listing only those who have contributed to the writing of the papers itself, to a list of hundreds. Land management agencies like the us fish and wildlife service (usfws) are using scientific information to make management decisions daily their ability to defend their decisions to the public depends upon the quality of the science behind those decisions the science community considers research papers. Unfortunately, problems with authorship are not uncommon and can threaten the integrity of scientific research being an author implies accountability for only parts of the work they specifically did or for the entire paper, and whether editors should set firm criteria to distinguish authors from acknowledged contributors. Publication contract (pdf, 39kb) — a contract outlining author roles in submitting a paper for publication additionally, because psychological research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, it is important to acknowledge that other fields may have different authorship cultures (eg, the lead researcher could be either.
Supplementary papers, and who is likely to be most involved in these continue to discuss ideas about authorship as the project evolves, and especially if new people get involved keep a written record of your decisions how to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers tim albert, trainer in medical writing. 7 signs a scientific paper's authorship was bought the ethics committee immediately decided to run a pilot study to determine if we could identify papers where authorship may have been sold would the answer be different if the real authors used the bogus author's payment to fund their research. Although the international committee of medical journal editors has published clear guidance on the authorship of scientific papers, short‐term contract research workers, who perform much of the research that is reported in the biomedical literature, are often at a disadvantage in terms of recognition, reward and career.