This open access and peer PLOS paper, that was published in May 2022, and the research it reports, looks at authorship misconduct (ghost authorship and honorary authorship) amongst a sample of social science researchers. It points to the need for greater professional development for social science researchers and more guidance material from publishers on authorship matters for social science researchers. This is a good reference for publishes and editors, as well as researchers, RIAs and research office staff. We have included links to six related items.
Pruschak, G. & Hopp, C. (2022) And the credit goes to . . . – Ghost and honorary authorship among social scientists. PLoS ONE 17(5). e0267312. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0267312
Publisher (Open Access): https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0267312