A review of the literature on ethical issues related to scientific authorship

  title={A review of the literature on ethical issues related to scientific authorship},
  author={Mohammad Hosseini and Bert Gordijn},
  journal={Accountability in Research},
  pages={284 - 324}
ABSTRACT The article at hand presents the results of a literature review on the ethical issues related to scientific authorship. These issues are understood as questions and/or concerns about obligations, values or virtues in relation to reporting, authorship and publication of research results. For this purpose, the Web of Science core collection was searched for English resources published between 1945 and 2018, and a total of 324 items were analyzed. Based on the review of the documents, ten… 

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