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IMAJ | volume 24

Journal 11, November 2022
pages: 768-772

Agreement of Authorship for Student-Faculty Collaborative Research and Publications: A Literature Review and Call for Action

1 Infection Prevention and Control Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 2 Department of Internal Medicine I, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 3 Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 4 Department of Urology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 5 Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 6 Education Authority, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 7 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel


Worldwide, students of healthcare professions attend clinical rotations at medical facilities. Much research, and consequently scientific publications, is produced during their studies, bearing the fruits of student–faculty collaboration. To the best of our knowledge, no previous contract has been proposed detailing the fine print to pre-determine mutual responsibilities and privileges of students and faculty. Our objective was to present such a contract to the relevant students and faculty. We conducted a literature review to study existing proposals and solutions for this dilemma. Appropriate guidelines were also scanned. We included a proposal for a standard contract as the basis for student–faculty agreement for conducting research and publishing collaborative work. Questions regarding the relative contribution of students and subsequent authorship often arise. Vague rules and absent regulations in this realm can, at times, can be disadvantageous to students. We foresee a future role for our proposed agreement.

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