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Authorship in Research

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The role and definition of authorship in scientific and medical publishing has become increasingly complicated in recent years. With a proliferation of…
Authorship: An evolving concept
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In my earlier post on authorship, I had discussed ICME guidelines that help researchers in deciding whether a contributor qualifies to be an author or not.
Deciding the order of authors on a paper
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The involvement of multiple individuals in different capacities naturally evokes the question of who should be credited and held accountable for the research published,…
Basics of authorship in academic publishing
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With collaboration and mobility becoming the norm in research, there are cases where a manuscript might have more than one corresponding author. Do journals allow this?…
Does your target journal allow more than one corresponding author? A case study
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This post shares the experience of an author who received an editorial decision of “accept with major revisions.” The author addressed the reviewers' comments with the…
Who can be included as a co-author of a paper?
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In the highly competitive world of academic publishing, authorship related problems are insreasing, with authors not getting credit for their work, disagreements between…
With digitalization and open access being the order of the day, science is becoming increasingly collaborative in nature. This article discusses authorship and how the…
This case study is a clear example of how authors who do not have sufficient understanding of authorship criteria are willing to make somebody a co-author on their paper…
What happens if one of the co-authors of a study passes away during manuscript preparation. Does his intellectual contribution merit authorship even if he has not been…
Co-authors should be informed of all the changes made to a study. It is the duty of the lead author to keep all the co-authors informed of the developments of the study…