- 1 How do you handle authorship disputes?
- 2 What is an authorship dispute?
- 3 Is authorship dispute research misconduct?
- 4 What is coercion authorship in research?
- 5 Can one give up authorship?
- 6 Does second author matter?
- 7 How do you ask for a first authorship?
- 8 What is the H index?
- 9 What is Ghost authorship?
- 10 What are the unethical practices in research?
- 11 What is falsification research?
- 12 What steps should have been taken to ensure best practice in terms of determining authorship?
- 13 What is group authorship?
- 14 Why is authorship important in science?
- 15 What is a gift author?
Arbitration or mediation could provide solutions to authorship disputes where few presently exist. Because authors recognize journals’ authority to make decisions about manuscripts submitted to the journal, journals are well placed to facilitate alternative dispute resolution processes.
The dispute arises when there is disagreement over whether someone is being given a gift authorship or has in fact done sufficient work to be included.
Process for Resolving Authorship Disputes Such disputes are not considered research misconduct.
“Coercive authorship” has been defined as authorship conferred to individuals in response to their exertion of seniority or supervisory status over subordinates and junior investigators (11, 29; see also 6, 33, 56).
Although agreement can largely be reached on authorship, the right to be credited as an author cannot be relinquished in an employment contract or other agreement. This is important not only in terms of the researcher’s merits but also in terms of the responsibility for research integrity arising from authorship.
It’s always good to have another paper, even if you are second author. A hiring or review committee may ask you to describe your own contribution to the paper. As long as you can do that honestly and point to some substantive contribution to the paper, it will be to your benefit.
With respect to the creative person option you ask, in my opinion, and according to the “descending by contribution” aspect, if the person who got the idea does the majority of the work, that person goes first; if another person is the one who contributed the most, even thouhg he/she didn’t have the idea, that person
What is the H index?
The h index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations. The h index corrects for the disproportionate weight of highly cited publications or publications that have not yet been cited.
A ghost author is a person who has made a substantial contribution to the research or writing of a manuscript but is not named as an author [2–4]. Those who make small contributions that would not qualify them as an author should be listed in the acknowledgements with the extent of their contribution clearly stated.
What are the unethical practices in research?
Here is a list of 5 common unethical practices you must avoid while publishing your research paper:
- 1.Duplicate Submission.
- Falsification/fabrication of research data.
- Authorship Conflict.
- Conflict of interest.
What is falsification research?
Falsification is “ manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.”
Five-step authorship framework
- Step 1 Establish an authorship working group early in the trial.
- Step 2 Determine substantial contribution criteria.
- Step 3 Document trial contributions.
- Step 4 Determine those making a substantial contribution.
- Step 5 Ensure authors meet remaining authorship criteria.
A group author is an organization or institution that is credited with authorship of a source publication such as an article, a book, a proceeding, or another type of work. Enter a group author name to search the following fields within a full record: Corporate Author(s)and Book Group Author(s).
Primary authorship is highly valued because it usually indicates who had the idea, who was the ” main mover” in the work, or both, Kosslyn says. And because of the way work gets cited (e.g., “First Author, et al., 2010”) the first author’s name is the most visible to readers.
Gift authorship is defined as co-authorship awarded to a person who has not contributed significantly to the study.