Publishing research is an important component of higher education. Students, faculty, and researchers frequently work together to produce work for publication in a scholarly journal or other location. Clarifying expectations with regard to scope of project and role of participants, as well as expected level of effort and how authorship credit is assigned, will help to prevent common problems.
Before You Begin
Develop a shared vision regarding the scope of project
Set appropriate goals for each student
Clearly assign or negotiate roles and responsibilities, and propose a project timeline
Review current practices for publication and authorship in each discipline
Determine preliminary authorship and intellectual ownership