Marušić A, Bošnjak L, Jerončić A. A systematic review of research on the meaning, ethics and practices of authorship across scholarly disciplines. PLoS ONE 2011;6(9):e23477
This systematic review has the purpose to evaluate evidence about authorship issues and provide synthesis of research on authorship across all scholarly disciplines. It reviewed 123 articles reporting results from 118 studies. Four general themes were identified: authorship perceptions, definitions and practices; defining order of authors on the byline; ethical and unethical authorship practices; and authorship issues related to student/non-research-personnel-supervisor collaboration.