Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética



"Responsible and equitable authorship must become the new normal"

League of European Research Universities (LERU)

Being named the author of an academic paper implies that you made a significant contribution to the work, and that you take responsibility for its content. Unfortunately, this is not always how it works in practice. Some authors appear without justification, while others who contributed substantially to the work get less credit or no credit at all. A new LERU advice paper argues strongly for a cultural change in favour of responsible and equitable authorship. Co-authors Inge Lerouge and Frits Rosendaal explain why this change is necessary.