McNutt, et al. Transparency in authors’ contributions and responsibilities to promote integrity in scientific publication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018 March;115 (11) 2557-2560.
- : Proposes changes to journal authorship policies and procedures.
- : A Web site created by the National Academy of Sciences to list journals that commit to setting authorship standards, defining responsibilities for corresponding authors, requiring ORCID iDs, and adopting the CRediT taxonomy. The goal is to measure growing transparency in authorship and serve as a resource for sharing and exchanging best practices in authorship policies.
Tarkang, et al. Publication practices and responsible authorship: A review article. Journal of Public Health in Africa. 2017;8(1):723.
- : Provides an overview of the issues regarding publication practices and responsible authorship.
Resnik DB, Tyle AM, Black JR, Kissling G. Authorship policies of scientific journals. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2016;42(3):199-202.
- : Discusses the key findings from a comprehensive survey of scientific journals that have authorship policies.
Kornhaber RA, McLean LM, Baber RJ. Ongoing ethical issues concerning authorship in biomedical journals: an integrative review. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2015;10:4837-4846.
- : Explores the following ethical issues in authorship: equal-credited authors, honorary and ghost authorship, perception/experiences of authorship, and guidelines/policies.
Nature Special Issue. The future of publishing: A new page. Nature. 2013 March;495(7742):409-544.
- : A special issue from Nature that looks at the transformation taking place in scientific publishing.
Pincock S. Publishing: Open to possibilities. Nature. 2013 March;495(7742):539-541.
- : Discusses items to consider when considering publishing in open access journals.
Suber P. Open Access. MIT Press, July 2012.
- : Provides a comprehensive overview of open access publishing now and its potential for the future.
- : An online directory that indexes and provides access to open access, peer-reviewed journals.
- : Represents the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. Provides resources related to open access publishing, including a list of websites, books, and guidelines.
Science Careers Staff. Content Collection: Getting Your Research Published. Science Careers. 2012 September 28.
- : A collection of articles that provide publication guidance.
Greenland P, Fontanarosa PB. Ending honorary authorship. Science. 2012 August;337(6098):1019.
- : An editorial that discusses the issue of honorary authorship.
Report on the International Workshop on Contributorship and Scholarly Attribution (IWCSA). May 2012.
- : Summarizes the recommendations and next steps from this workshop made up of members from the academic, publishing, and funder communities. The workshop explored alternative contributorship and attribution models.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.
- : The Recommendations state the ethical principles in the conduct and reporting of research and provide guidance relating to specific elements of editing and writing. Topics include: Ethical Considerations in the Conduct and Reporting of Research, Publishing and Editorial Issues Related to Publication in Biomedical Journals, Manuscript Preparation and Submission.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.
- : The ICMJE developed this form as a means of promoting a standardized approach to disclosing potential conflicts of interest.
- : Mission is to promote excellence in the communication of scientific information. Web site includes many publication-related resources.
Council of Science Editors (CSE). White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2012 Update.
- : Guide for developing and improving effective practices for promoting integrity in scientific journal publishing.
- : A global nonprofit voluntary association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals that develops policies and recommends best practices to improve standards and promote professionalism in medical editing.
- : Provides online training, interactive tools and resources that support scientific publishing.
- : Provides guidelines on writing, editing, and reviewing peer-reviewed manuscripts; submission of abstracts to scientific meetings; and presentations to the lay public. Based on guidelines developed by the American Chemical Society and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Guidelines include: 1) Authors of Research Manuscripts; 2) Reviewers of Manuscripts; 3) Editors of Scientific Journals; 4) Abstracts for Presentations at Scientific Meetings; 5) Communications Outside the Scientific Literature; 6) Dealing with Possible Scientific Misconduct.
- : Publishing resources for the American Chemical Society. Includes Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research. Topics covered in the guidelines include: A. Ethical Obligations of Editors of Scientific Journals; B. Ethical Obligations of Authors; C. Ethical Obligations of Reviewers of Manuscripts; D. Ethical Obligations of Scientists Publishing Outside the Scientific Literature.
- : This document addresses plagiarism, misuse of privileged information, data use, ownership, access, storage and retention; authorship and publication issues, conflict of interest responsibilities of investigators and funding agencies, and human and animal welfare.
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.
- : Explores the responsibilities of authors to share data, software and materials related to their publications.
Marusic A. Authorship: What’s in a Definition? Office of Research Integrity Newsletter. 2009 Sept;17(4):1-5.
- : Explores the lack of common definitions for authorship across scientific disciplines.
Errami M, Garner H. A tale of two citations. Nature. 2008 Jan;451:397-399.
- : Explores the duplication of scientific articles.
Nature Publishing Group. Who is Accountable? Nature. 2007 Nov;450:1.
- : An editorial on the responsibilities of co-authors for the integrity of a scientific paper.