Authorship Disputes

Although from a distance, authorship of a scholarly manuscript seems like a simple question, there are many complexities involved, and frequent disputes. Today we will take a look at the standards for authorship, and do a role playing exercise based on a real authorship dispute.

Please read the recent article from AJOB on Criteria for Authorship and the companion piece on author order to understand current standards.

Our role playing exercise centers on a dispute over the authorship of a recent manuscript. Relevant to our roleis this archive (zipped) of emails and other materials, dates indicated by filename.







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