Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Illinois Tech Library Guides
Essays and Online Modules
A Graduate Student's Guide to Determining Authorship Credit and Authorship Order
This guide seeks to explain some of the details of authorship in scientific publication and offers some advice to graduate students on how to determine who should be author on a paper and negotiate where in the authorship listing their name should be placed. The report also includes an author-determination worksheet that provides a quantitative example for determining authorship and authorship order.
APA Certification of Compliance with APA Ethical Principles
Authors submitting papers to journals published by the American Psychological Society are asked to sign this form stating that their research conformed with the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Ethics of Peer Review: A Guide for Manuscript Reviewers
An essay with accompanying case studies by Dr. Sarah Rockwell. Essay gives an overview of some of the main ethical issues faced by peer reviewers.
Managing Allegations of Scientific Misconduct: A Guidance Document for Editors
Put out by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (January 2000) this essay outlines the responsibilities of editors when authors who submitted manuscripts or published in their journals face allegations of misconduct.
This online module developed by Caroline Whitbeck from the Online Ethics Center discussing the ethical issues of authorship. Includes an introductory essay, scenarios and case studies, a bibliography, and a list of further web resources.
Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
This online module developed by Columbia University includes an introductory text, case studies, and an extensive list of further resources on authorship and peer review.
Books, Anthologies and Other Resources
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by
Call Number: REF.BF76.7.P832010 (Non-circulating Reference)
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
This manual, published in 2019 by the American Psychological Association, gives the major ethical guidelines, citation styles, and requirements of authors wishing to publish in journals published by the American Psychological Association. This is the standard citation style for the field of Psychology.
Reviewing scientific works in psychology by
Call Number: BF76.8.R482005
Publication Date: 2005
This is a short guide describing the peer review process and gives a step-by-step guide for psychologists reviewing the work of their colleagues for publication.