Ethical guidelines deciding the authorship

Sholapurkar, Amar A. (2010) Ethical guidelines deciding the authorship. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 21 (3). p. 315.

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[Extract] There is an ever increasing expectation from trainees and junior doctors to publish more. It is a fact that authorship of a scientific paper enhances one's reputation. But it is important to deal with some questions before writing a paper. One among these questions is deciding on the authorship. To the best of my knowledge, the situation regarding authorship has not changed over a couple of years. There are no proper guidelines as to who would be the authors and order of authorship. Each institution has its own rules and regulations. It is observed in most (with some exceptions) of the articles written by Indian authors that the head of department is placed as the first author (irrespective of the amount of contribution for the study or the manuscript), followed by the senior faculty members of the concerned department and the real scientific worker (who has contributed to the maximum) as the last author for the publication. This is really unfair and disgusting.

Item ID: 39826
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 0970-9290
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2015 01:16
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920402 Dental Health @ 100%
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