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How To Ensure Ethical Authorship When Collaborating As Researchers?

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How To Ensure Ethical Authorship When Collaborating As Researchers?

Mriganka  Awati - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile ImageMriganka Awati
Kakoli Majumder - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile ImageKakoli Majumder
Mriganka  Awati - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image

Mriganka Awati

Kakoli Majumder - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image

Kakoli Majumder

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Clarinda Cerejo

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Avoid difficult situations with this effective case-based program that explains the authorship criteria and outlines ways to resolve common authorship issues in an ethical and responsible manner.

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30 mins



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Online, On-demand learning

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7 modules

What you learn

The importance and need for ethical authorship

Common authorship criteria to consider while collaborating on projects

Who deserves to be credited as a co-author

How to deal with unforeseen changes in researcher roles or circumstances that may affect authorship

How to avoid communication lapses with co-authors and journals

How to prevent unethical authorship practices


The quest for innovation is uniting the world, with several scientific minds across the globe choosing to collaborate on research studies. However, it is not always clear how the credit is shared. This confusion or lack of awareness about authorship criteria, especially among early career researchers, often leads to difficult situations involving authorship disputes.

This training program introduces you to the basics of authorship criteria and address your questions and concerns through a series of handpicked scenario-based case studies. Each case study is supplemented with small quizzes so that you can assess your own clarity on the subject. The program also presents you with useful resources that every author should be familiar with.

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LECTURE 1 |Document/Slides


2 mins

LECTURE 2 |Document/Slides

CASE I: Journal questions inclusion of new co-authors after manuscript revision

5 mins

LECTURE 3 |Document/Slides

CASE II: A co-author refuses authorship after manuscript submission

5 mins

LECTURE 4 |Document/Slides

CASE III: A senior researcher finds her name listed as an author on a paper she was not associated with

5 mins

LECTURE 5 |Document/Slides

CASE IV: An author offers co-authorship in return for free editing

5 mins

LECTURE 6 |Document/Slides

CASE V: Authors face a dilemma after a co-author passes away

5 mins

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Instructors (3)

Mriganka  Awati - R Upskill Training Instructor

Mriganka Awati

Academic Research Specialist, Editage Insights

2 courses by this instructor

MSc, ELS – Academic Research Specialist. Mriganka Awati has over thirteen years of experience in the field of scientific communication and publishing. She is a BELS-certified editor who has edited numerous manuscripts from the fields of medicine and the life sciences; trained/mentored junior editors; managed and conducted author-education events; and created educational content, including content…

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Kakoli Majumder - R Upskill Training Instructor

Kakoli Majumder

Managing Editor and Senior Writer at Editage Insights; Researcher Coach since 2015

7 courses by this instructor

MA (English Literature) – Senior Writer and Editor, Editage Insights. Kakoli has over ten years’ experience in the field of English Communication and Training, the last four of which have been dedicated to academic publishing. She is passionate about helping young researchers and authors, particularly, non-native speakers of English, overcome the barriers of language and publish in international…

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