2 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Date Written: January 3, 2019
A new trend in scientific misconduct involves listing fake coauthors on one’s publication. I trace some of the incentives behind faking coauthors, using them to highlight important changes in global science publishing like the increasingly important source of credibility provided by institutional affiliations, which may begin to function like ‘brands’.
Keywords: plagiarism, coauthorship, collaboration, brands, authorship
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