What does it mean to be an author? The intersection of credit, contribution, and collaboration in science

@article{Birnholtz2006WhatDI,
  title={What does it mean to be an author? The intersection of credit, contribution, and collaboration in science},
  author={Jeremy P. Birnholtz},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2006},
  volume={57},
  pages={1758-1770}
}
In this paper, I draw on interview data gathered in the High Energy Physics (HEP) community to address recent problems stemming from collaborative research activity that stretches the boundaries of the traditional scientific authorship model. While authorship has historically been attributed to individuals and small groups, thereby making it relatively easy to tell who made major contributions to the work, recent collaborations have involved hundreds or thousands of individuals. Printing all of… CONTINUE READING
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