Authorship and conflicts of interest from a journal editor's standpoint
This 5-minute video presents Bruce Dancik's take on the much-debated issues of authorship and conflicts of interest. Dancik advocates complete disclosure in these matters, and guides authors as to how and where they should declare the details pertaining to authorship, acknowledgements, and potential conflicts of interest. He also shares his opinion on which of the contributors to a particular work should be given the status of an author, and who should simply be acknowledged for their contribution.
This video is a part of an interview series in which Donald Samulack, President, US Operations, Editage, Cactus Communications, speaks to Bruce P. Dancik, Editor-in-Chief, NRC Research Press/Canadian Science Publishing, and Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, at the 54th Annual Meet of the Council of Science Editors, held in Maryland, Baltimore, from April 29 through May 3, 2011.
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