Authorship

Maturitas journal

Recognition, reward and responsibility: why the authorship of scientific papers matters. Wager Elizabeth.¬†Maturitas. 2009 Feb 20;62(2):109-12. Epub 2009 Jan 14 URL : http://www.maturitas.org/article/S0378-5122%2808%2900367-8/abstract ¬† Abstract Author lists should inform readers about who did a piece of research. If authorship attribution is incorrect, the wrong people may take the credit or the blame. Correct authorship of medical papers is also important because the research and publication process relies on trust. If scientists or clinicians are prepared to lie about who was involved with a research project why should we believe their findings? Groups of journal editors, notably the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, have tried to establish criteria for authorship but these are not universally…

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