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Authorship Infractions Unbound: Shall I Include My Research Adviser as a Co-author?

Joseph B. Quinto

Benguet State University, Baguio City, Philippines

Abstract: It is the prerogative of students if they desire to publish their research works independently or with their research advisers, not the other way around. However, authorship infractions involving research advisers have now become a pressing matter in academia. As a result, this article clarified unethical practices related to co-authorship and identified the reasons for authorship malpractices that may be committed by research advisers in senior high school, undergraduate school, and graduate school levels in the Philippines. This research effort also revealed some potential countermeasures to unethical behaviors that research advisers might engage in, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Overall, this study contributes to the body of knowledge regarding ethical concerns on authorship, offers insights toward implications for practice, and suggests areas for future study.

Keywords: authorship malpractices, faculty-student collaborative publications, research advisers in the Philippines, research publications

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