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Digital badges aim to clear up politics of authorship

Publishers BioMed Central and Ubiquity Press have started using digital badges to clarify who did what to a scientific paper in a standardised, colourful format. Authors' contributions sections in scientific papers traditionally have a free-text configuration, which are often fraught with ambiguity, and sometimes even misleading. The full news article was published in Nature (online and print).

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