#Scientific writing: Credit point for authorship
Following my previous post on how to decide authorship, this post describes a system introduced by Vancouver Guidelines.
The guideline describe a point system to help us decide the authorship on a paper. There are four phases in a research or paper project. Each has its own point range, depends on a person's contribution in the project. So the four phases are:
ideas, concept, literature review, etc
methodology setup, sampling design, map preparation, etc
field survey, database entry, lab analysis, etc
Analysis and writing phase:
report/paper drafting, finishing, map drawing, data mining, etc
We can sum the scores and rank to see which author doing the most work. A first author would be a person with most contribution scores than the rest of the authors.
You can visit the website and download the guidelines, for more explanation in the point system.