Have you come across or been a part of the scenario where a junior researcher does much of the work, but is deprived of getting his name included in a publication?! Or, a research supervisor or department head insisting that his/her name be included in a publication without contributing anything to it?!
Yes! many of us do encounter such situations. What is Publication Ethics? Do we have it or lack it? What constitutes authorship?
The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) brings forth a discussion document on What constitutes authorship?