Journal rules on authorship

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Authorship: how it is defined, and why it matters
  • How MEDLINE and journals list authors
  • Journal policies and practices to safeguard authorship
  • Guest, gift, and ghost authors and other authorship problems
  • Attribution for shared datasets.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

05 Feb 2016

Last updated

05 Feb 2016