Managing Opportunities and Challenges of Co-Authorship

Vicki S. Conn, Sandra Ward, Linda M Herrick, Robert Topp, Gregory L. Alexander, Cindy M. Anderson, Carol E. Smith, Lazelle E. Benefield, Barbara Given, Marita Titler, Janet L. Larson, Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Marlene Z Cohen, Sharlene Georgesen

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Abstract

Research with the largest impact on practice and science is often conducted by teams with diverse substantive, clinical, and methodological expertise. Team and interdisciplinary research has created authorship groups with varied expertise and expectations. Co-authorship among team members presents many opportunities and challenges. Intentional planning, clear expectations, sensitivity to differing disciplinary perspectives, attention to power differentials, effective communication, timelines, attention to published guidelines, and documentation of progress will contribute to successful co-authorship. Both novice and seasoned authors will find the strategies identified by the Western Journal of Nursing Research Editorial Board useful for building positive co-authorship experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-163
Number of pages30
JournalWestern journal of nursing research
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2015

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  • authorship
  • nursing research interprofessional relations
  • publishing
  • writing

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Conn, V. S., Ward, S., Herrick, L. M., Topp, R., Alexander, G. L., Anderson, C. M., ... Georgesen, S. (2015). Managing Opportunities and Challenges of Co-Authorship. Western journal of nursing research, 37(2), 134-163. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945914532722

Managing Opportunities and Challenges of Co-Authorship. / Conn, Vicki S.; Ward, Sandra; Herrick, Linda M; Topp, Robert; Alexander, Gregory L.; Anderson, Cindy M.; Smith, Carol E.; Benefield, Lazelle E.; Given, Barbara; Titler, Marita; Larson, Janet L.; Fahrenwald, Nancy L.; Cohen, Marlene Z; Georgesen, Sharlene.

In: Western journal of nursing research, Vol. 37, No. 2, 26.02.2015, p. 134-163.

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Conn, VS, Ward, S, Herrick, LM, Topp, R, Alexander, GL, Anderson, CM, Smith, CE, Benefield, LE, Given, B, Titler, M, Larson, JL, Fahrenwald, NL, Cohen, MZ & Georgesen, S 2015, 'Managing Opportunities and Challenges of Co-Authorship', Western journal of nursing research, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 134-163. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945914532722
Conn, Vicki S. ; Ward, Sandra ; Herrick, Linda M ; Topp, Robert ; Alexander, Gregory L. ; Anderson, Cindy M. ; Smith, Carol E. ; Benefield, Lazelle E. ; Given, Barbara ; Titler, Marita ; Larson, Janet L. ; Fahrenwald, Nancy L. ; Cohen, Marlene Z ; Georgesen, Sharlene. / Managing Opportunities and Challenges of Co-Authorship. In: Western journal of nursing research. 2015 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 134-163.
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