Credit where credit is due? Regulation, research integrity and the attribution of authorship in the health sciences

TitleCredit where credit is due? Regulation, research integrity and the attribution of authorship in the health sciences
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsStreet, JM, Rogers, WA, Israel, M, Braunack-Mayer, AJ
JournalSocial Science & Medicine
Volume70
Issue9
Pagination1458-1465
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number02779536
Accession Number49124106
KeywordsATTRIBUTION , AUSTRALIA , Credit , guidelines , Intellectual , Medical , MEDICINE , Periodicals , SOCIAL
AbstractThrough a series of interviews with with staff, student advocates and doctoral candidates working in health research in two universities in Australia, researchers sought to learn how individuals decided who should be included as an author on a published paper. The interviewees revealed a wide variety of reasons for attribution of authorship including: writing the paper; seniority; and student supervision. Gift authorship was seen by some participants as: a way of maintaining relationships; a reward; a means to increase a paper''s credibility; or a demonstration of collaboration between authors.
NotesStreet, Jackie M. 1; Email Address: jackie.street@adelaide.edu.au Rogers, Wendy A. 2,3 Israel, Mark 4,5 Braunack-Mayer, Annette J. 1; Affiliation: 1: School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia 2: Philosophy Department, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 3: School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia 4: Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 5: School of Law, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia; Source Info: May2010, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p1458; Subject Term: CREDIT; Subject Term: ATTRIBUTION (Social psychology); Subject Term: MEDICAL sciences; Subject Term: SOCIAL medicine; Subject Term: GUIDELINES; Subject Term: MEDICINE; Subject Term: PERIODICALS; Subject Term: INTELLECTUAL property; Subject Term: MEDICINE -- Research; Subject Term: AUSTRALIA; NAICS/Industry Codes: 522190 Other Depository Credit Intermediation; NAICS/Industry Codes: 522390 Other Activities Related to Credit Intermediation; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Reseach and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 8p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.01.013
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