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Alphabetical name ordering is discriminatory and harmful to collaborations

Weber, Matthias (2018) Alphabetical name ordering is discriminatory and harmful to collaborations. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (29 May 2018). Website.

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Abstract

When multiple authors collaborate on an article, book, or report, the order in which they are listed is important. How this is done may vary by scientific discipline, with most determining the order according to the authors' respective contributions. But some fields continue to follow the convention whereby authors are listed in alphabetical order. Matthias Weber argues there is convincing evidence that ordering alphabetically discriminates against authors whose names appear late in the alphabet, and has real implications for the number of collaborations they are inclined to enter into.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 14:33
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89893

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