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VON OETINGER, Astrid; SADARANGANI, Kabir P  and  SALAS, Sofía P. Ethical conflicts in the authorship of scientific papers. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2016, vol.144, n.11, pp.1473-1478. ISSN 0034-9887.

The frequency of conflicts about authorship of publications has increased along with the increase in the number of people involved in scientific work. Some of the factors that strongly influence the generation of conflicts and malpractices in authorship definition of scientific publications are the pressure of academia, economic incentives from the pharmaceutical industry in the field of biomedicine and authors’ wishes and expectations of recognition, among other factors. The article analyzes this problem, increasingly common in the field of medicine and related areas. Special attention is devoted to the prevailing laws in our country and international guidelines related to intellectual property and authorship of scientific publications, respectively. However, the ethical commitment, intellectual honesty and truthfulness of each of the authors about what is reported seems to be the decisive factor for the solution to these authorship conflicts.

Keywords : Authorship; Ethics in Publishing; Fraud, Scientific; Scientific Misconduct.

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