B – Authorship, scholarship and ergonomics

Smith DR. Authorship, scholarship and ergonomics. Le Travail Humain 2012;72(4):397-403

Authorship represents a contentious issue for modern academics, researchers and journal editors. In recent years there has been an alarming rise in publications with significant numbers of authors. Various methods have now been proposed for establishing author credit, although no Uniform Requirements have yet been agreed upon. Regardless of the method which is ultimately chosen to address this issue, openness, transparency and fairness in authorship clearly need to return to the forefront of publishing and scientific ethics.