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.