New guidance from UKRIO : authorship in academic publications

The UK Research Integrity Offices (UKRIO) has published a guidance on authorship in academic publications. This guidance was written by Dr Elizabeth Wager, former Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

As with all of our publications, it is underpinned by ‘lessons learned’ from UKRIO’s confidential Advisory Service on the conduct of research, which has operated since 2006 and covers all disciplines, from the arts and the humanities to health and biomedicine.

Research organisations will be able to use this guidance to raise awareness of the practicalities of good authorship practices, and also as material for staff and student development and training. It can also be used as a reference tool by organisations who wish to create specific policies on authorship or revise existing policies, or who need guidance on how to resolve problems and disputes.

This document will be periodically revised to reflect developments in authorship and publication ethics, new examples of good practice and additional ‘lessons learned’ from UKRIO’s Advisory Service and other work. UKRIO welcomes feedback from researchers, research organisations, editors and publishers to inform the future development of this guidance.

Download the guidance : http://ukrio.org/new-guidance-from-ukrio-authorship-in-academic-publications

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