Letters to the Editor

The Centrality of Trust in Academic Publishing Lies with the Corresponding Author

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva


To the Editor:

I have followed, with great interest, the passionate debate held between Lichtman, and Ashkenazi and Olsha in Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal. Lichtman put forward a curious and enlightening proposal to offer a fractional value to each author, depending on the value of their relative contribution, with the total amounting to 1, as a way to reduce authorship abuses, such as gift or guest authorship, which are two very prevalent forms of authorship abuses in academic publishing today.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2024;15(2):e0011