Council on Science Editors (CSE)

  • Description: Mission is to promote excellence in the communication of scientific information. Web site includes many publication-related resources.


CSE White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2012 Update.

  • Description: Guide for developing and improving effective practices for promoting integrity in scientific journal publishing.


Committee on Responsibilities of Authorship in the Biological Sciences, National Research Council. Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials: Responsibilities of Authorship in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2003.

  • Description: Explores the responsibilities of authors to share data, software and materials related to their publications.


Marusic, A. Authorship: What's in a Definition? Croatian Medical Journal, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity Newsletter, Volume 17, No. 4, September 2009.

  • Description: Explores the lack of common definitions for authorship across scientific disciplines.


Errami, M and Garner, H. A Tale of Two Citations. Nature. 2008; 451: 397-399.

  • Description: Explores the duplication of scientific articles.


Nature Publishing Group. Who is Accountable? Nature. 2007; 450:1.

  • Description: Editorial on the responsibilities of co-authors for the integrity of a scientific paper.