Q: Can I publish a book chapter as a single author based on findings from a published paper of my own but having co-authors?
This is an interesting question. To publish or republish any findings of a collaborative project, all the co-authors must provide their consent. Therefore, for any data taken from a published paper and included in a book chapter, convey the same to the co-authors. Once they’ve given their consent, you can include their names under Acknowledgement.
We also have some related resources on this topic which we have shared below.
Resources from the Q&A forum
- Can a co-author of a multi-author paper use the study data for their own publication?
- Is it unethical to use someone's name in the acknowledgements section without prior consent?
Learning courses on research ethics
- How To Ensure Ethical Authorship When Collaborating As Researchers?
- How To Avoid Retractions And Publish Ethically?
Hope this helps! We wish you all the best for your book!