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Authorship of Collaborative Faculty-Student Publications

When conducting research with undergraduate and graduate students, it is very important to consider and discuss authorship of any potential publications. Tarleton State University does not have guidelines in place regarding authorship of collaborative faculty-student publications. However, the University of Pennsylvania has authorship policies in place for each discipline across campus. Their guidelines may serve as a valuable resource for discussions regarding authorship.

For a variety of reasons, including ethics and tenure-promotion decisions, it is important to understand the issues related to authorship and adhere to the norms of your discipline. If you feel that there may be concerns regarding authorship within your discipline, you may wish to discuss with your colleagues the potential value of developing formal authorship guidelines for use in your department.