Increasing authorship problems: inadequate credit and plagiarism

Increasing authorship problems: inadequate credit and plagiarism

Conflicts about authorship have been increasing, studies have shown. According to a 1998 study when you look at the Journal associated with American Medical Association by Linda Wilcox, the ombudsperson at Harvard’s medical, dental, and public-health schools, the percentage of complaints about authorship at the three institutions rose when you look at the 1990s. Such grievances ranged from people feeling which they were not being given credit as first author, even though they certainly were promised it, to people feeling that their work merited first authorship and even though they merely performed experiments and did not design or write the research up. Continue reading “Increasing authorship problems: inadequate credit and plagiarism”