Accordingly, all scholarly or scientific publications involving faculty, staff, students and/or trainees arising from academic activities performed under the auspices of Yale University must include appropriate attribution of authorship and disclosure of relevant affiliations of those involved in the work, as described below.
These publications, which, for the purposes of this guidance, include articles, abstracts, manuscripts submitted for publication, presentations at professional meetings, and applications for funding, must appropriately acknowledge contributions of colleagues involved in the design, conduct or dissemination of the work by neither overly attributing contribution nor ignoring meaningful contributions.
Additionally, what if the authors contribute relatively equal amounts of work?
Similarly, if a study was interdisciplinary (and many are these days), how can one individual’s contribution be deemed more significant than another’s?
As you can see, choosing the author order can be quite complicated; therefore, we urge researchers to consider these factors early in the research process.
Don’t wait until the manuscript is drafted before you decide on the author order.Choose your coauthor wisely, and draft a writing agreement before getting to work to help things run more smoothly.The public’s trust in and benefit from academic research and scholarship relies upon all those involved in the scholarly endeavor adhering to the highest ethical standards, including standards related to publication and dissemination of findings and conclusions..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-relative.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-inline.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . What happens, though, when you have a long list of authors?It would be impractical to rank the authors by their relative contributions.This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.All co-authors should have been directly involved in all three of the following: Some diversity exists across academic disciplines regarding acceptable standards for substantive contributions that would lead to attribution of authorship.This guidance is intended to allow for such variation to disciplinary best practices while ensuring authorship is not inappropriately assigned.