This document, based on the COPE Discussion Document titled What Constitutes Authorship? resulted from a review of the COPE Forum cases related to authorship, comments from COPE members related to the discussion document, and a desire to move past the stage of discussion to providing practical advice on addressing the most common issues around authorship. We are therefore providing specific guidance where there seems to be consensus and asking for further comments from COPE members in some areas. Please send your feedback to: Natalie Ridgeway, Executive Officer at: [email protected]
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