2012 Webinar 2: CSE/COPE Joint Webinar on Authorship with an Update on ORCID

Held: October 22, 2012, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time

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This webinar will explore issues around authorship with a particular focus on author definitions and responsibilities, the ethical issues surrounding authorship, and available resources for addressing issues that may arise. We will also hear an update on the launch of ORCID, what it will mean for scholarly publishing, and how it can be integrated with submission workflows.


  1. To understand what constitutes authorship and to understand author responsibilities
  2. To understand the most common ethical issues around authorship and to understand where to go for advice on handling these ethical issues
  3. To understand the workflow for using ORCID identifiers in the submission process, to provide real-world examples of working integrations, and to support understanding by demonstration


Carissa Gilman, Chair, CSE Education Committee


VirginiaBarbourDr. Virginia Barbour
Chief Editor, PLOS Medicine
Medicine Editorial Director, PLOS
Chair, COPE

Ginny Barbour was one of the founding co-editors of PLOS Medicine in 2004, and was appointed the journal’s first Chief Editor in 2008. She is now also Medicine Editorial Director at PLOS. She studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, and then medicine at UCL and Middlesex Hospital School of Medicine, London. She gained a DPhil from Oxford University for research into globin gene regulation. Her background in publishing comes from The Lancet, which she joined in 1999, becoming molecular medicine editor in 2001. She was previously secretary and is now Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics, and is a member of the Ethics Committee and a Director of the World Association of Medical Editors. Her interests include open-access, the rigorous reporting of research, and taking an evidence-based approach to the priorities of global health.

LaurelHaakDr. Laurel L. Haak
Executive Director, ORCID

Laurel L. Haak (Laure) is the Executive Director of ORCID, an international and interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to providing the technical infrastructure to generate and maintain unique and persistent identifiers for researchers and scholars. Dr. Haak earned a BS and MS in Biology at Stanford University, completed her PhD in neuroscience at Stanford University Medical School, and conducted postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health. Following postdoctoral work, she served as editor of Science Magazine’s NextWave Postdoc Network, a weekly publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Haak was a program officer at the National Academies, where she directed workforce policy studies on international students, interdisciplinary research, women faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and innovation policy. She also served as Chief Science Officer at Discovery Logic, a Thomson Reuters business, where she provided research evaluation and policy expertise and was responsible for strategic partnerships.

JenniferMaharJennifer Mahar
Managing Editor
Wiley Blackwell

Jennifer Mahar started her career in science as a Staff Assistant at Tufts University in Boston where she worked for an immunologist and toxicologist. She soon realized that having her salary grant-dependent wasn’t the way she wanted to continue her career. She enjoyed the publishing aspect of her job, so she started at the American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as an Editorial Assistant. She spent 7 years with the journal and moved twice with her editor. At the end of her tenure with AJP: Renal she returned to Nashville, one of the venues to which her Editor had moved, and began working on Neuropsychopharmacology with the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) as Publications Manager. She spent 7 years with the ACNP before deciding to move her family back to Boston. She currently is the Managing Editor for Evolution and Conservation Letters at John Wiley and Sons back in Boston, MA where she has learned the inner workings of publishing. Having worked next to the lab in her editors’ office, in the Society office, and now at a major publisher while retaining a similar editorial role has given her great perspective on her work.