Rethinking Authorship in the Era of Collaborative Research

TitleRethinking Authorship in the Era of Collaborative Research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBorenstein, J, Shamoo, AE
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number08989621
KeywordsAuthorship , research , Scientific , TRADITIONAL
AbstractThe size and complexity of research teams continues to grow, especially within the realms of science and engineering. This has intensified already existing concerns about relying on traditional authorship schemes as the way to allocate credit for a contribution to a research project. In this paper, we examine current authorship problems plaguing research communities and provide suggestions for how those problems could potentially be mitigated. We recommend that research communities, especially those involved in large scale collaborations, revisit the contributor model and embrace it as means for allocating credit more authentically and transparently.
NotesBorenstein, Jason 1; Shamoo, Adil E. 2; Affiliations: 1: School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Issue Info: 2015, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p267; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH & development; Subject Term: AUTHORSHIP; Subject Term: RESEARCH teams; Subject Term: TRADITIONAL authority; Subject Term: SCIENTIFIC community; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541711 Research and Development in Biotechnology; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 17p; Document Type: Article