Friday, July 13, 2007

B - Not being clear about authorship

England C, Hodgkinson M, Stamber P. Not being clear about authorship is lying and damages the scientific record. The National Medical Journal of India. 2007(29)2:56-58

Although people expect honesty, there are many circumstances under which honesty criteria are not followed in publication authorship. This article offers sound advice to authors about authorship criteria and invites to create in-house policies regarding who can and should belisted as an author. It invites young authors to clarify authorship rights at the start of a project to avoid disappointment at the end and seniors authors to show humility and accept other forms of aknowledgement when authiorship is not really appropriate.

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