Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. On Being A Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, Third Edition. Authorship and Allocation of Credit. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2009.


Click on the following case studies and discussion points:

  • Publication Practices
    Discussion Points

    • Description: Explores the issues of whether to write a comprehensive article or two shorter articles.
  • Who Gets Credit?
    Discussion Points

    • Description: Explores the issue of honorary authorship.


    Macrina, FL. Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research, 4th edition. Chapter 4: Authorship and Peer Review. Washington, DC: ASM Press, 2014.


    Click on the following Appendix-1 Surveys:

  • Survey 4: Publication Practices

    • Description: Explores reasons for publishing a paper and various publication practices.
  • Survey 5: Authorship

    • Description: Explores honorary authorship and a wide range of views about how authorship should be defined.