Increasing authorship problems: inadequate credit and plagiarism

Increasing authorship problems: inadequate credit and plagiarism

Conflicts about authorship have now been increasing, studies have shown. Relating to a 1998 study within 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 that they are not being given credit as first author, even though these were promised it, to people feeling that their work merited first authorship even though they merely performed experiments and did not design or write the research up. Wilcox’s research unearthed that authorship-related queries to her office rose from 2.3% of total complaints in 1991 to 10.7% in 1997. Continue reading “Increasing authorship problems: inadequate credit and plagiarism”