AGU Publications Updates Authorship Policy to Foster Greater Equity and Transparency in Global Research Collaborations

Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Ben Bond-Lamberty, Ankur R. Desai, Deborah Huntzinger, Paula R. Buchanan, Amy E. East, Arvind Singh, Paige Wooden, Kevin Jewett, Mia Ricci

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Abstract

AGU Publications encourages research collaborations between regions, countries, and communities. When well-resourced researchers complete research or field work in low-resourced settings while excluding local communities or researchers from the process, this can be referred to as parachute science or helicopter research. To help address concerns of parachute science and to promote greater equity and transparency in global research collaborations, AGU Publications has updated its authorship policy across its scholarly journals. The implementation of this policy follows a successful 18-month pilot at JGR: Biogeosciences. For research completed in low-resourced regions, authors are encouraged to include a disclosure statement pertaining to the ethical and scientific considerations of their research collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2024AV001298
JournalAGU Advances
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2024

Keywords

  • authorship
  • equity
  • global collaborations
  • inclusion
  • publications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

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