About this module

An ‘author’ is generally considered to be someone who has made a substantial intellectual contribution to a published study. While in some fields this can lead to an author list spanning several pages, that’s not the case for the average paper.

In this module, we guide early career researchers through some of the general rules about who should be included and how they should be listed. We also highlight some pitfalls you should always avoid, whatever your field, such as ghost and gift authorship, and we offer tips on how to handle authorship disputes. The content of this webinar was created by Catriona Fennell, who is responsible for Elsevier’s publishing integrity and reproducibility programs.

You’ll come away equipped with the knowledge you need to create an author list that is ethically sound. And, you’ll be prepared to deal with any disagreements that may arise.

About the presenter

Catriona Fennell

Director of Journal Services, Elsevier

Following graduation from the National University of Galway, Ireland, Catriona Fennell joined Elsevier as a Journal Manager in 1999. She later had the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of peer review while supporting and training hundreds of editors during the introduction of Elsevier Editorial System (EES). Since then, she has worked in various management roles in STM Journals Publishing, and as Director of Publishing Services, she is now responsible for its publishing integrity and reproducibility programs.