How to determine authorship order quantitatively
I recently discovered the following paper, which reminded me of several articles that produce a quantitative approach to determining author order.
Authorship of scientific articles within an ethical-legal framework: quantitative model by Vallejo et al. (2012) in Universitas Scientiarum, Vol. 17 (3): 315-329.
Things got so bad with one of my papers that I had to resort to a quantitative method, and it kept the peace. Give it a try!
Schmidt, R. H., 1987: A worksheet for authorship of scientific articles. Bull. Ecol. Soc. Amer., 68, 8–10.
Ahmed, S. M., C. A. Maurana, J. A. Engle, D. E. Uddin, and K. D. Glaus, 1997: A method for assigning authorship in multiauthored publications. Fam. Med., 29 (1), 42–44.
Devine, E. B., J. Beney, and L. A. Bero, 2005: Equity, accountability, transparency: Implementation of the contributorship concept in a multi-site study. Amer. J. Pharm. Educ., 69, 455–459.
Tscharntke, T., M. E. Hochberg, T. A. Rand, V. H. Resh, and J. Krauss, 2007: Author sequence and credit for contributions in multiauthored publications. PLoS Biol., 5 (1), e18.