Coloniality in Patterns of Authorship

Tiffany Nassiri-Ansari,, Anila Jose, Sharifah Khadijah Syed Razif and Emma L M Rhule (2024). Coloniality in Patterns of Authorship. UNU International Institute for Global Health.

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  • Author Tiffany Nassiri-Ansari,
    Anila Jose
    Sharifah Khadijah Syed Razif
    Emma L M Rhule
    Title Coloniality in Patterns of Authorship
    Publication Date 2024-02-29
    Place of Publication Kuala Lumpur
    Publisher UNU International Institute for Global Health
    Pages 11
    Language eng
    Abstract Global health's colonial legacies are perpetuated by persistent power imbalances in knowledge production and publications, exacerbated by racialised and gendered hierarchies of being. Building on past analyses conducted by Ghani et al. and Merriman et al., this work presents the findings from an authorship analysis of 1,269 global health papers published between 2019-2021. Overall, researchers affiliated with institutions in high-income countries (HICs) continue to dominate in the prestigious first and last author positions, with men based in HICs consistently forming the largest cohort. The analysis also shows that while in-country representation is improving, roughly one-third of single- and multi-country papers with middle authors can only claim local representation through the phenomenon of “sandwich authorship”. These findings serve as a sobering reminder that despite many discussions about and commitments to shifting power, global health has a ways to go yet towards decolonisation.
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    Copyright Year 2024
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.37941/RR/2024/1
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