Authorship Ethics in the Era of Team Science

Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017 Nov 1;44(6):655-657. doi: 10.1188/17.ONF.655-657.


The dissemination of research findings in articles is essential. Held to the same ethical standards of the studies themselves, the level of contribution determining authorship and authorship order needs to be established a priori. In the current era of team science, with its focus on the acceleration of personalized care, many people are needed to answer comprehensive research questions. This article explores how a large number of authors can contribute meaningfully to team science articles.

Keywords: biology of cancer/carcinogenesis; personalized care; research ethics; team science.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Authorship / standards*
  • Biomedical Research / ethics*
  • Biomedical Research / standards*
  • Ethics, Research
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations / ethics*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Moral Obligations*
  • Publishing / standards*
  • Research Personnel / ethics*