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How to counter undeserving authorship (Papers: Stefan Eriksson, et al)

Published/Released on February 22, 2018 | Posted by Admin on March 28, 2018 / , , , , , ,
 


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Abstract

An important, though often neglected, list of questions for authorship and research misconduct processes

The average number of authors listed on contributions to scientific journals has increased considerably over time. While this may be accounted for by the increased complexity of much research and a corresponding need for extended collaboration, several studies suggest that the prevalence of non-deserving authors on research papers is alarming. In this paper a combined qualitative and quantitative approach is suggested to reduce the number of undeserving authors on academic papers: 1) ask scholars who apply for positions to explain the basics of a random selection of their co-authored papers, and 2) in bibliometric measurements, divide publications and citations by the number of authors.
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Keywords: Ethics,  authorship,  scientific publishing,  honorary authors, bibliometrics
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Eriksson, S., Godskesen, T., Andersson, L., Helgesson, G. (2018). How to counter undeserving authorship. Insights. 31(1), p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.395
Publisher (Open Access): https://insights.uksg.org/articles/10.1629/uksg.395/



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