Authorship is an explicit way of assigning responsibility and giving credit for intellectual work. Authorship practices should be judged by how honestly they reflect actual contributions to the final product.
University guidance on authorship
The University has produced Guidance on authorship, which includes details of how to manage situations where there are disputes relating to authorship.
Resources on authorship
The following resources on publication ethics are available:
- Committee on Publication Ethics How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for researchers
- Committee on Publication Ethics: authorship guidance
- Committee on Publication Ethics 'publication ethics' introductory guide
- Contributor Roles Taxonomy [CRediT] guidelines
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: authorship criteria
- Method Reporting with Initials for Transparency (MeRIT)
- UK Research Integrity Office Good research in practice: authorship
- US Office of Research Integrity
For further advice on authorship practices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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