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Scholarly Publishing

A guide to publishing strategically

Authorship guidelines


All parties involved in research and publication need to discuss and agree upon the following:

  •    authorship
  •    recognition of other contributions
  •    acknowledgement of sponsors
  •    declaration of any conflicts of interest

The University's Research Ethics and Integrity team has developed an Authorship Policy and an associated set of procedures and guidelines.

Download the Authorship agreement template, located under 'Resources' on the University's Authorship site, to support discussions, plans and agreements about authorship.

Research Integrity Advisors

If you have any concerns about the integrity of research, e.g. if you think authorship on a publication hasn't been fairly decided or that someone has stolen some of your original work, you should speak to a Research Integrity Advisor (RIA). RIAs are able to provide advice to any member of the University community who has concerns.

Is re-purposing of text acceptable?


Israel, M. (2018, January 20). Self-plagiarism? When re-purposing text may be ethically justifiable. Research Ethics Monthly. https://ahrecs.com/research-integrity/self-plagiarism-when-re-purposing-text-may-be-ethically-justifiable

Mark writes up some tips for those considering re-using text that they have previously published.

Roig, M. (2016). Recycling our own work in the digital age. In T. Bretag (Ed.), Handbook of academic integrity (pp. 655–669). Springer.

Miguel helps to define self-plagiarism within science and scholarship and review its common forms - duplicate publication, augmented publication (when a dataset is republished with additional observations), salami publication (creating two or more publications from the same study), and text recycling (re-using substantial parts of your own previously published publications). He discusses the reader-writer contract and some scenarios of re-use in books (e.g., new editions, re-using portions of chapters from one book to another, from journal articles to book), , conference presentations (e.g., presented at more than one conference, conference presentation to journal article) and doctoral dissertations and theses (e.g., dissertation/thesis to publication, publications to dissertation). He explains why authors should be concerned about re-using previously published work.