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

  • Description: The third edition of this book describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices, potential challenges faced by researchers and includes case studies for discussion.


Publication Practices Case Study
Discussion Points

  • Description: Explores the issues of whether to write a comprehensive article or two shorter articles.


Who Gets Credit? Case Study
Discussion Points

  • Description: Explores the issue of honorary authorship.


Macrina, FL. Scientific Integrity: An Introductory Text with Cases, 3rd edition. Chapter 4: Authorship and Peer Review . Washington, DC: ASM Press, 2005.

  • Description: Chapter 4 of this book covers the topics of Scientific Publication and Authorship, Pressure to Publish, Need for Authorship Criteria, Instructions to Authors and Guidelines for Authorship.


Survey 4: Publication Practices

  • Description: Survey can be used to stimulate discussion and invoke critical thinking. Explores reasons for publishing a paper and various publication practices.


Survey 5: Authorship

  • Description: Survey can be used to stimulate discussion and invoke critical thinking. Explores honorary authorship and a wide range of views about how authorship should be defined.