Publication Practices

Responsible publication in research results entails a full and fair description of the work undertaken, an accurate report of the results, and an honest and open assessment of the findings.

The NIH now requires the submission of published articles resulting from NIH-funded research to PubMed Central. The NIH Public Access Policy applies to all peer-reviewed articles that arise in whole or in part, from direct costs funded by NIH, or from NIH staff, that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

In 2011, Grand Valley State University's Research and Development Committee endorsed guidelines for its researchers on collaborative publication practices. A link to these guidelines can be found here.

Additional Resources

Reflections on Determining Authorship Credit and Authorship Order on Faculty- Student Collaborations. Mark A. Fine and Lawrence A. Kurdek. 1993. Am. Psych. 48:1141-1147.

Department of Health and Human Services ORI Analysis of Guidelines for the Conduct of Research Adopted by Medical Schools or Their Components

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

American Chemical Society Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Chemical Research

American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

Journal of the American Medical Association Instructions for Authors, Manuscript Criteria and Information

Authorship in Biomedical Research: Realities and Expectations, M. Cho and M. McKee, 1 March 2002, Science Next Wave

The Authorship List in Science: Junior Physicists' Perceptions of Who Appears and Why, E. Tarnow. 1999. Science and Engineering Ethics 5:72-88.

Accountability and Authorship, K. Barker, 8 November 2002, Science Next Wave

National Academy of Engineering Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research

United States Copyright Office and Copyright Basics