Should ‘The Conversation’ change their co-authorship policy?

The Conversation is a news website that publishes opinion articles by academics. They have a co-authorship policy that requires authors to be in ‘active research’ otherwise, a co-author in ‘active research’ must be added to the article. However, when they have enforced this co-authorship policy there is no aknowledgment of this alongside the article. This detracts attention from the main author. I think they should change their policy – see my comment at the bottom of Debbie’s article at and please voice your own opinions there too.


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