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Authorship credit refers to the process by which members of a research team decide the order in which their names appear on a publication of original research.

The mass dissemination oFixed Effectf information, theory, and knowledge across most academic and professional fields is typically accomplished via the publication of original research in academic and professional journals, periodicals, books, textbooks, and encyclopedias, many of which are now online. Producing original research is an expected and rewarded activity among academicians and in most professional fields. At most colleges and universities, for example, the frequent and consistent production and publication of original research by faculty is a central criterion for promotion, tenure, and salary increases. Often the colloquial phrase publish or perish is used to describe the importance of ...

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