Authorship diplomacy

Melissa S. Anderson, Felly Chiteng Kot, Marta A. Shaw, Christine C. Lepkowski, Raymond G. De Vries

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Abstract

One of the most obvious problems in collaborative authorship is omitting authors from a paper. The classic form of omission occurs when two collaborators are in conflict and one leaves the other's name off a paper out of spite. Scientific research is increasingly international in scope and practice. Worldwide, the percentage of science and engineering research articles with authors from more than one country increased from 8 percent in 1988 to 22 percent in 2007, according to the 2010 Science and Engineering Indicators compiled by the US National Science Foundation. Surprise authorship is when a researcher finds out after publication that his or her name appears on a paper. Honorary authorship is often equated with gift authorship, but the motivations are different. Honorary authorship goes to individuals with higher status, as a way of honoring them personally or in their roles as superiors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages204-207
Number of pages4
Volume99
No.3
Specialist publicationAmerican Scientist
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Anderson, M. S., Kot, F. C., Shaw, M. A., Lepkowski, C. C., & De Vries, R. G. (2011). Authorship diplomacy. American Scientist, 99(3), 204-207.

Authorship diplomacy. / Anderson, Melissa S.; Kot, Felly Chiteng; Shaw, Marta A.; Lepkowski, Christine C.; De Vries, Raymond G.

In: American Scientist, Vol. 99, No. 3, 05.2011, p. 204-207.

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Anderson, MS, Kot, FC, Shaw, MA, Lepkowski, CC & De Vries, RG 2011, 'Authorship diplomacy' American Scientist, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 204-207.
Anderson MS, Kot FC, Shaw MA, Lepkowski CC, De Vries RG. Authorship diplomacy. American Scientist. 2011 May;99(3):204-207.
Anderson, Melissa S. ; Kot, Felly Chiteng ; Shaw, Marta A. ; Lepkowski, Christine C. ; De Vries, Raymond G. / Authorship diplomacy. In: American Scientist. 2011 ; Vol. 99, No. 3. pp. 204-207.
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