Guest Authorship

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A practice in which senior researchers are listed as co-authors—despite having had little to do with the work involved in publishing original research reports—on research reports that are the works of others,e.g., undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows working in their lab
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Another important step has been the refining of control measures aimed at improving transparency and ethics, detecting and preventing incidents of plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and false co-authorship (publication of names of authors who have not contributed significantly to the study), among other undesirable practices.