Having to Include Managers as Co-Authors

TitleHaving to Include Managers as Co-Authors
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMoiers, J
Corporate AuthorsAmerican Physical Society,
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
KeywordsAuthorship , Employer/Employee Relationships , PHYSICS
AbstractThis is a letter to the column Ask the Ethicist that describes a situation a research scientist found himself in when he worked at a government lab. Though he designed, performed, and wrote up the results to all of his own experiments, he was required to include the names of his managers as co-authors on all of his presentations and papers. Was this the ethical thing to require? Did it have any negative effects other than falsely giving credit to these managers?
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