How to Assign Authorship & Contributorship—Tips for Researchers

Session Agenda

Enago in collaboration with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals conducted an interactive online session assisting research scholars at different career stages in achieving publication success.

In today’s academic publishing landscape, high-quality publications are critical for establishing both the credibility of the study and researchers’ recognition amongst their peers. A critical aspect related to the recognition of a researcher is providing due credit for his contributions by assigning authorship or contributorship. Given that a research study involves multiple contributors, deciding authors and acknowledging contributors is one of the key challenges while writing a manuscript. Our first session helped researchers understand the recommended guidelines to be followed while listing authors and contributors along with the tips to overcome authorship dilemmas. Researchers have a better understanding of the following:

  • Overview of authorship and contributorship
  • Difference between authorship and contributorship
  • Types of authors – lead author, co-author, corresponding author
  • ICJME guidelines
  • Major responsibilities of the lead author and the corresponding author
  • How to assign contributorship
  • Ghost, Gift and Guest authorship
  • Avoiding ethical dilemmas
  • How to handle authorship disputes
  • Resources for authors

 

About the Speaker

Richard de Grijs

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University

Richard is an acclaimed academic and journal editor with more than 25 years of experience in the physical sciences. In March 2018, he joined Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) as Associate Dean (Global Engagement). Richard served as a scientific editor at The Astrophysical Journal (2006-2012) and as deputy editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters (2012-2018). He received numerous awards, including the 2012 Selby Award for from the Australian Academy of Science and a 2017 Erskine award from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). Richard was the founding director of the East Asian Office of Astronomy for Development (2012-2017), an institution under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union. His current senior appointments include roles as senior adviser to the Australian government on the “Australia Awards in Indonesia”, as member of the Advisory Board of the Australia-China Consortium for Astrophysical Research, and as President of Division C (Education, Outreach and Heritage) of the International Astronomical Union.

Who should attend this session?

  • Peer reviewers
  • Established researchers
  • Journals
  • Publishers

About the Speaker

Richard de Grijs Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University

Richard is an acclaimed academic and journal editor with more than 25 years of experience in the physical sciences. In March 2018, he joined Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) as Associate Dean (Global Engagement). Richard served as a scientific editor at The Astrophysical Journal (2006-2012) and as deputy editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters (2012-2018). He received numerous awards, including the 2012 Selby Award for from the Australian Academy of Science and a 2017 Erskine award from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). Richard was the founding director of the East Asian Office of Astronomy for Development (2012-2017), an institution under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union. His current senior appointments include roles as senior adviser to the Australian government on the “Australia Awards in Indonesia”, as member of the Advisory Board of the Australia-China Consortium for Astrophysical Research, and as President of Division C (Education, Outreach and Heritage) of the International Astronomical Union.

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