Thursday, November 7, 2019

Credit When And Where It Is Due

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Nature of Science
History of Science
Edward Hessler

Wikipedia describes PLOS One as a "peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine."

The submission guidelines for PLOS One includes this statement: Provide at minimum one contribution for each author in the submission system. Use the CRediT taxonomy to describe each contribution.

The CRediT taxonomy (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) may be new to you. In recent years two features of scientific publication have become apparent. One is the range of contributions scientists may make in a publication. More and more papers require very specialized talents and scholarship. The other is to make those contributions evident. 

The CRediT taxonomy describes 14 roles, e.g., conceptualization, methodology software, writing, that describe a range of contributions to publishing a scientific paper. It standardizes those roles.

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