Bošnjak L, Marušić A. Prescribed practices of authorship: review of codes of ethics from professional bodies and journal guidelines across disciplines. Scientometrics 2012;93(3):751-763
The lack of and variety of authorship definitions in journal and professional organizations across scientific disciplines may be confusing for researchers and lead to poor authorship practices. In this study the prevalence of authorship statements, their specificity and tone, and contributions required for authorship were assessed in selected scientific journals and codes of ethics from professional organizations.