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Science  02 Mar 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6379, pp. 961
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat4136

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  • Disclosing the paper authorship rules plays a key role in the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) system

    Jeremy Berg introduced the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) system (1). Involved researchers do know the contribution of every researcher. However, the paper authorship is different from their contributions of research. The principal investigator and/or the fund managing director play a key role in research paper authorship. They are responsible for preparing the research environment. Disclosing the paper authorship rules is needed before starting the research. Clarifying contributor roles does not mean determining the paper authorship. Younger researchers in the field are able to choose which project they should participate for possible publication with clear paper authorship rules. Otherwise, the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) system will not be able to help author credit.

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    1. Jeremy Berg, " Transparent author credit," Science 02 Mar 2018: Vol. 359, Issue 6379, pp. 961

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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