Policies

Guidelines for co-authorship of scientific papers

It is the responsibility of the senior author to properly acknowledge the contribution of the members of the lab in publications.

For co-authorship, the basic rule is that co-authors should have made a significant scientific contribution to the work reported and they share responsibility and accountability for the results. The factors relevant to determining whether attributing co-authorship is appropriate include:

  1. Writing substantial sections of the paper.
  2. Analyzing or interpreting data.
  3. Providing the conception or design of the research effort.
  4. Conducting collection or processing of the data.

In general, and as a practical rule, if data generated at the MSPL is utilized in one of the more significant sections of a manuscript (for example, in the results or discussion sections), then co-authorship may be required. But, if mass spectrometric data is used, for example, only as confirmatory tool of the purification of the correct protein or mutant, then an acknowledgment might be more adequate.

Records

We request that final versions of publications (posters or papers) to which the MSPL has contributed are provided for MSPL records.

We will keep electronic records of all samples analyzed at the facility for at least three years following submission of results. Upon request we will maintain them for a longer period of time. Some of these records will consists on digital copies of raw data files in DVD. Upon request of the user copies of these records will be make available to the user, a cost recovery fee will apply.

Last modified: Mar 26, 2013
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