Authorship: a provostial perspective (deeply informed by scholar, selection/funding committee, and editorial board perspectives)

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Judith Singer, Senior Vice Provost, Harvard University

Singer will highlight the importance of exploring alignments and misalignments between the many purposes for scholarly publishing and the multiple ways in which scholarly publications are used by individuals occupying different roles to make very different kinds of decisions.  Her remarks will focus on how these issues play out in the academic promotion and tenure process with an eye towards the types of additional information—probably well beyond what might ever be contained in a scholarly publication—that such high stakes decisions demand.