Guidelines for authorship and scientific publication are available from a number of sources - they may be structured or informal and vary across scientific disciplines. At a minimum, all forms of publication should present: a full and fair description of the work, an accurate report of the results, and an honest assessment of the findings. (Office of Research Integrity)

Resources in this section will address:

  • What are the roles and responsibilities for authors, editors and reviewers in scientific publications?
  • How is the order of authorship credit determined?
  • What standards, codes or guidelines are available to guide authors?
  • How may accepted criteria for authorship vary across scientific disciplines?
  • How can I learn more about the implications of honorary authorship, salami publication and duplicate publication?