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Credit where credit is due

May 13, 2022

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Credit where credit is due
DOI 10.1029/2022EO220239
Authors Mark A. Parsons, Daniel S. Katz, Madison Langseth, Hampapuram Ramapriyan, Sarah Ramdeen
Publication Type Newsletter
Publication Subtype Newsletter
Series Title Eos
Index ID 70236467
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Science Analytics and Synthesis