How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers

By Tim Albert and Liz Wager

This document aims to help new researchers prevent and resolve authorship problems.
In particular it provides:

  • suggestions for good authorship practice that should reduce the incidence of such dilemmas,
  • advice on what to do when authorship problems do arise, and
  • a glossary of key concepts in authorship, with some reading lists and websites for those who wish to take this further.

Download "How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers" [PDF, 64 KB. 2003]

About this resource

Authors Tim Albert, trainer in medical writing, Elizabeth Wager, freelance writer and trainer, on behalf of COPE Council
Version 1 2003
How to cite this
Albert T, and Wager E, on behalf of COPE Council. How to handle authorship disputes: a guide for new researchers. September 2009

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