Recognising individual contributions to collaborative research: limitations of proportional publication counts and proposals for alternatives

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2019)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2019) ‘Recognising Individual Contributions to Collaborative Research: Limitations of Proportional Publication Counts and Proposals for Alternatives’ doi:

This report was undertaken to determine whether researchers in South Africa who publish within large consortia are appropriately recognised in the South African context, including the systems by which authors are evaluated and rewarded, with specific reference to multi-authored publications. The study sought to establish the current practices in South Africa and compare these with international best practice. Lastly the report provides a number of recommendations to improve this aspect of the current system.

DOI: 10.17159/assaf.2019/0058
Author and contributor ORCIDs: Wingfield, Brenda ORCID; Abdool Karim, Quarraisha ORCID; Christoffels, Alan ORCID; Kraan-Korteweg, Renee Christine ORCID; Little, Francesca ORCID; Ogude, James ORCID; Petruccione, Francesco ORCID; Vaughan, Christopher ORCID; Whitelock, Patricia ORCID; Yacoob, Sahal ORCID; Veldsman, Susan ORCID; Gledhill, Irvy ORCID; Whitelock, Patricia ORCID
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Sponsorship: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf); National Research Foundation (NRF)
Peer review status: Peer-Reviewed