Authorship and Acknowledgements
Biomedical writing serves two equally important purposes. The first is to inform peers about the outcomes of one’s research; the second is to get recognition for that work. Several well-defined, self-explanatory rules, such as honesty, truthfulness and reproducibility, govern the conduct and publishing of research. However, the description of who qualifies as an author is more complex, which makes authorship one of the most vexed issues in the biomedical publication process.
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