Issues related to Authorship, Co-Authorship, and Collaboration

General Information about Authorship, Co-authorship, and Collaboration

Authorship disputes make up for 2% to 11% of all disagreements in the scientific community. Many of these disputes arise when there are multiple authors or when clear lines of responsibility are not drawn at the beginning of a project. Of course, many professional and intellectual societies have set guidelines to aid in authorship conflicts. For example, according to Desai, in order to be considered an author, one must have substantial contributions to the conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, one must have helped draft the article or assisted in the critical revision for important intellectual content, or one must have had the final approval of the version of the article that was going to be published (2012). To learn more about issues regarding authorship, co-authorship, and collaboration, please see the sources we have provided below. 

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