A proposal for a new system of credit allocation in science

Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (3):237-243 (1997)

This essay discusses some of the problems with current authorship practices and puts forward a proposal for a new system of credit allocation: in published works, scientists should more clearly define the responsibilities and contributions of members of research teams and should distinguish between different roles, such as author, statistican, technician, grant writer, data collector, and so forth.
Keywords authorship  publication  credit  responsibility  ethics  policies
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-997-0023-5
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