Credit is the currency of science. Scientists are evaluated and promoted in their jobs and professional communities on the basis of their recognized contributions to science. Unlike a financial contribution, a scientific contribution is difficult to measure. Traditionally, credit for scientific contributions has been given through authorship and citations in scientific literature as well as awards and the naming of geographic features, instruments, and methods and other honorifics. However, these practices do not capture the breadth and depth of the contributions by all actors in modern, open science.
|Title||Credit where credit is due|
|Authors||Mark A. Parsons, Daniel S. Katz, Madison Langseth, Hampapuram Ramapriyan, Sarah Ramdeen|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Science Analytics and Synthesis|