For memoirists and other writers working on narrative nonfiction, you can sometimes find yourself off the hook when it comes to platform. Results count, but little more. Those reasons are called the author's purpose. A few years ago I started a collective community called Book Creators Circle to help writers gain platform. However, the practice of putting the principal investigator last in the author list has increasingly become an accepted standard across most areas in science and engineering. Small presses, and especially university presses, have more interest in the quality of your work than your platform. According to the , designation as an author must satisfy four conditions.
Platform is just as much about establishing your body of work and building relationships with people who help you improve it and spread it. Scientists and engineers working in corporate and military organizations are often restricted from publishing and claiming authorship of their work because their results are considered secret property of the organization that employs them. In 2015, an article in high-energy physics was published describing the measurement of the mass of the based on collisions in the ; the article boasted 5,154 authors, the printed author list needed 24 pages. We encourage collaboration and co-authorship with colleagues in the locations where the research is conducted. Sometimes that might wellÂ involve working with an agent to sell certain rights, or directly with a trade publisher. If we stick with the word, self published, you cut out everyone who created their own business name before publishing, because they published as a business,not as themselves. Does the definition of indie as creative director of the book make sense to you? In fact, author can be used interchangeably with the word writer.
Conditions a , b , and c must all are met. Or perhaps the supervisor should be satisfied with being corresponding author, regardless of time committed to the project. Persuade To persuade is the first main type of author's purpose. A 2002 survey of a large sample of researchers who had received funding from the U. Please see With thanks for helping to promote this concept and professionalism.
I worry when authors are overwhelmed with this concept and feel that platform comes first and before the writing. Kind regards John Carey Every progressive writer is partially indie. . The former is an estimate of quantity and the latter of quality. Then, as now, publishers and agents seek writers with credentials and authority, who are visible to their target audience as an expert, thought leader, or professional.
Some people have an easier time building platform than others. Merck routinely paid medical writing companies to prepare journal manuscripts, and subsequently recruited external, academically affiliated researchers to pose as the authors. They demand that each new manuscript must include a statement of responsibility that specifies the contribution of every author. Please let me know what I must do to make my book and current cover available to Amazon for sale and distribution It is very hard to have a person with so many qualities that he can do all the stuff by himself. So, what you always try to do is to reach out the best people in the field for the betterment of the outcome. But author packs a little more punch — an author is involved in the creation of the work and generating the ideas behind it.
Ghost authorship has been linked to partnerships between industry and higher education. Inform The second main type of author's purpose is to inform. This contains almost all examples of what you think of when you hear the word 'literature. Traditionally, scientists were judged by the number of papers they published, and later by the impact of those papers. If authors request removal or addition of an author after manuscript submission or publication, journal editors should seek an explanation and signed statement of agreement for the requested change from all listed authors and from the author to be removed or added.
The famous Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games trilogy, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and any other of the popular pieces of fiction are all examples of writing with the purpose to entertain. Archived from on 20 September 2012. We are not this story's author, who fills time and eternity with his purpose. The individuals who conduct the work are responsible for identifying who meets these criteria and ideally should do so when planning the work, making modifications as appropriate as the work progresses. In Scientific Authorship, Biagioli, M.
I would love to join like-minded authors and learn more about my art. Even if it is a single author paper, surgery is a team game and we are virtually powerless without our unsung colleagues - residents, nurses, technicians etc. Only steps away from self publishing with Ingram Spark. This is my first book. I have to give special thanks to my friend Midge Raymond who linked this article to her blog post. Thus, unless a footnote or the text of the paper explicitly assigns responsibility for different parts of the paper to different authors, the authors whose names appear on a paper must share responsibility for all of it.
Do I have to leave now? An that works with a company in planning a from the earliest stage. Even if this is done with the benign intention to acknowledge some contributions, it is problematic since authors carry responsibility for correctness and thus need to have the opportunity to check the manuscript and possibly demand changes. Many authors - especially those in the middle of the byline - do not fulfill these authorship criteria. In these contexts, authorship can encompass activities other than writing the article; a researcher who comes up with an experimental design and analyzes the data may be considered an author, even if she or he had little role in composing the text describing the results. However, the need to describe contributions can at least be expected to somewhat reduce honorary authorships. They choose this path, not because they have no other choice, but because they choose independence.