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ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 9. Authorship and Publication

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  1. What are the accepted criteria for authorship in your field of research? If there are none, what should they be?
  2. Should researchers be allowed to omit some details from the methods section of their publications until they have had time to patent their methods?
  3. What should a researcher do if the journal that has accepted a publication will not let the researcher publish the method or results in as much detail as the researcher feels is necessary?
  4. What should a researcher do if an undeserving author in a position of some authority demands authorship status on a paper?
  5. What factors should be considered when making a decision to publish the results of a study in one article versus several articles?