Editorial

Order of authorship: A call for more transparency

Citation

Meijer A & Webster W (2021) Order of authorship: A call for more transparency. Information Polity, 26 (3), pp. 219-220. https://doi.org/10.3233/ip-219009

Abstract
First paragraph: All academics know that discussions about the order of authorship for a published paper can be quite complicated and even fraught. Who is the first author? What is the sequence for the others? Should all members of a research team be included, even if they have contributed little to the drafting of a paper? And, where scholarly careers are shaped by the ability to publish, these decisions become critical. These discussions are sometimes resolved easily, but they may also result in serious conflict when authors feel that their contributions to a paper are not properly acknowledged.

Keywords
Public Administration; Sociology and Political Science; Communication; Information Systems

Journal
Information Polity: Volume 26, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online31/08/2021
Date accepted by journal01/04/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33840
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN1570-1255
eISSN1875-8754