Write Science Better. How do you determine the authorship order?
"... The amended MCI guidelines crediting only the first and second author till 5 June 2017 and then, the first and corresponding authors prompted us to carry out a narrative review of the available literature to answer the following questions: How is the order of authorship determined? How has the trend of authorship order and associated credit changed over the past 20 years? Is there currently any consensus about the credit that must be granted to different authors of a manuscript?"
This is an excerpt from one of our article on authorship order and what it truly indicates. Read the free full text at the website of the National Medical Journal of India by clicking on the title below.
'Author Contribution Details' and not 'Authorship Sequence' as a merit to determine credit: A need to relook at the current Indian practice
Authorship order is an understanding between the authors. Authors must determine it well in advance so that there is no conflict at a later stage.
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