How To Ensure Ethical Authorship When Collaborating As Researchers?

What will you learn?

  1. The importance and need for ethical authorship
  2. Common authorship criteria to consider while collaborating on projects
  3. Who deserves to be credited as a co-author
  4. How to deal with unforeseen changes in researcher roles or circumstances that may affect authorship
  5. How to avoid communication lapses with co-authors and journals
  6. How to prevent unethical authorship practices


Course Description

The quest for innovation is uniting the world, with several scientific minds across the globe choosing to collaborate on research studies. However, it is not always clear how the credit is shared. This confusion or lack of awareness about authorship criteria, especially among early career researchers, often leads to difficult situations involving authorship disputes.

This training program introduces you to the basics of authorship criteria and address your questions and concerns through a series of handpicked scenario-based case studies. Each case study is supplemented with small quizzes so that you can assess your own clarity on the subject. The program also presents you with useful resources that every author should be familiar with.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: CASE I: Journal questions inclusion of new co-authors after manuscript revision

Lecture 3: CASE II: A co-author refuses authorship after manuscript submission

Lecture 4: CASE III: A senior researcher finds her name listed as an author on a paper she was not associated with

Lecture 5: CASE IV: An author offers co-authorship in return for free editing

Lecture 6: CASE V: Authors face a dilemma after a co-author passes away

Lecture 7: Conclusion



Your Instructor


Kakoli Majumder
Kakoli Majumder

Kakoli has over ten years’ experience in the field of English Communication and Training, the last four of which have been dedicated to academic publishing. She is passionate about helping young researchers and authors, particularly, non-native speakers of English, overcome the barriers of language and publish in international English language journals. In her current role, her aim is to educate researchers about the publication process and good publication practices. She also writes learning content targeted at young researchers. Kakoli’s empathy with authors and her understanding of the problems they face in research writing and publishing is reflected in her article “How do authors feel when they receive negative reviewer comments: An experience from Chinese biomedical researchers."


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  CASE I: Journal questions inclusion of new co-authors after manuscript revision
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  CASE II: A co-author refuses authorship after manuscript submission
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  CASE III: A senior researcher finds her name listed as an author on a paper she was not associated with
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  CASE IV: An author offers co-authorship in return for free editing
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  CASE V: Authors face a dilemma after a co-author passes away
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