Authorship assignment: recognising the contributions of individual authors of multi-authored reports

September 27, 2021

Raymond Struyk, author of Improving Think Tank Management, writes about the key empirical facts on the shift from solo-authored papers to team production, introducing couple of options for possible improvements in more accurately identifying individual contributions. The discussion presents information on the practices of four well-managed RPIs and their views on the options, and describes a structure for determining authorship assignments equitably and in a way that enables readers to better understand each author’s contribution.

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