Frequency and factors associated with honorary authorship in Indian biomedical journals: Analysis of papers published from 2012 to 2013

Shah, Akash and Bhat, Anup and Solomon, John M (2018) Frequency and factors associated with honorary authorship in Indian biomedical journals: Analysis of papers published from 2012 to 2013. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 13 (2). pp. 187-195. ISSN 1556-2646

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Abstract

Honorary authorship is the inclusion of an author on an article whose contribution does not warrant authorship. We conducted an Internet-based survey among first authors publishing in Indian biomedical journals from 2012 to 2013 to study the frequency and factors associated with honorary authorship. The response rate was 27% (245/908) with the prevalence of perceived, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)-defined, and unperceived honorary authorship of 20.9% (50/239), 60% (147/245), and 46.9% (115/245), respectively. Those residing in India were found to list more honorary authors. We hope to increase awareness of the ICMJE authorship guidelines and the general issue of honorary authorship among researchers in India and elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical ethics; medical ethics; publication; research ethics; scientific misconduct.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 11:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 11:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150949

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