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Team sport, match analysis, technical variables, football

Hosseini, Mohammad orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-2385-985X and Bruton, Samuel orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-5455-125X (2020) Team sport, match analysis, technical variables, football. Accountability in Research, 27 (8). pp. 496-520. ISSN 0898-9621

Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the number of scientific articles with two or more authors claiming “Equal Co-First Authorship” (ECFA). This study provides a critical background to ECFA designations, discusses likely causes of its increased use, and explores arguments for and against the practice. Subsequently, it presents the results of a qualitative study that sought the opinion of 19 authors listed among equal first authors of recent publications in leading scientific journals about ECFA designations. Results show that circumstances leading to ECFA designations vary significantly from each other. While the development of policies for these situations would not be easy, participants suggested that the lack of clear and consistent policies regarding the attribution and evaluation of ECFA contributes to tensions amongst ECFA authors and obscures their preferred attributions of credit.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Authorship; publications; ethics; equal contributions; Equal Co-First Authorship
Subjects:Humanities > Philosophy
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Theology, Philosophy, & Music
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2020.1776122
Copyright Information:© 2020 Taylor & Francis
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:25202
Deposited On:01 Feb 2021 13:06 by Mohammad Hosseini . Last Modified 13 Jan 2023 11:34

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