Authorship Inflation in Medical Publications

@inproceedings{Tilak2015AuthorshipII,
  title={Authorship Inflation in Medical Publications},
  author={Gaurie Tilak and Vinay Prasad and Anupam B. Jena},
  booktitle={Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing},
  year={2015}
}
The number of authors per manuscript in peer-reviewed medical journals has increased substantially in the last several decades. Several reasons have been offered to explain this authorship growth, including increased researcher collaboration, honorary authorship driven by increased pressures for funding and promotion, the belief that including senior authors will facilitate publication, and the growing complexity of medical research. It is unknown, however, whether authorship has grown over… CONTINUE READING
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