Recognizing the rapid changes in our time of the practice of research and writing of history, and in the face of the challenges that co-authorship places for our area, where the tradition of individual authorship marks the history of Historiography, Phoenix – Journal of History and Studies Cultural presents some criteria for the submission of articles in co-authorship. To this end, we consulted recommendations of publishers and institutions such as the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), Council of Science Editors, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Elsevier, among others, who have guided journals International Standards of Excellence.
Authorship is a great responsibility, and cannot be attributed in a Levian way. Several areas define criteria, and history should seek principles, norms and practices according to their specificities.
The improper credit of authorship is unethical, devalues the contribution of the authors who actually worked in the article, harms young investigators, and reinforces stratified academic hierarchies.
Within the area’s authorship tradition, institutions such as the ANPUH, CAPES History Committee, and the Forum of post-graduation coordinators in history have rejected the inclusion of co-authored by advisors in work resulting from the master’s and doctoral research of your students. Phoenix – Journal of Cultural History and studies fully supports this criterion.
Co-authorship is legitimate when all the conditions below are fulfilled by all who sign the article:
1. Conception of the problem/argument, theoretical and methodological conduction of the analysis.
2. Analysis of sources and their interpretation.
3. Participation in writing and reviewing the text.
4. Commitment to all practices involved in the production of the article (ethical issues, originality, absolute lack of plagiarism, use of images and illustrations, etc.).
5. Review and approval of the final text to be published.
Contributors who do not fulfil all these requirements must be quoted in the acknowledgements.
All authors should be clearly indicated at the time of submission. During the trial process, changes in co-authorship should be evaluated by our committee and the article may be rejected at any time.
The order of the authors ‘ names will be decided by the proponents, without interference from the journal.
Phoenix – Journal of Cultural History and studies reserves the right to submit a form to all authors asking for details about the participation of each in the work, shortly after submission.