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Authorship reflexivity statements: additional considerations.

Taylor, Melissa, Heinz, Eva ORCID:, Gondwe, Mtisunge, Masekela, Refiloe, Morton, Ben ORCID:, Oronje, Rose, Vercueil, Andre, Abimbola, Seye and Obasi, Angela ORCID: (2024) 'Authorship reflexivity statements: additional considerations.'. BMJ Global Health, Vol 9, Issue 1, e014743.

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Authorship of scientific publications is key currency in academic systems. It demonstrates scientific contribution and scholarship and is an important tangible output that can strongly influence career progression and access to important resources such as grant income. However, the integrity of authorship as an indicator of contribution is threatened by normalised unfair practices. One such unfair practice is parachute (or helicopter) research—a term used for research based in a host country, usually low-middle- income countries (LMICs), but conducted by external researchers, usually from high-income countries, with lack of appropriate inclusion of local staff as authors, or acknowledgement of the local populations, data or infrastructure on which such research relies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Professional practice > W88 Administrative work. Teaching. Research
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: JISC Pubrouter
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2024 12:58
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 12:58


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