Dr Ciara Hackett (QUB School of Law) and Prof Harry Van Buren (the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Honorary Professor, QUB School of Law) speak with Dr Ciarán O'Kelly about co-authoring in academic research.
They ask how accurate and, indeed, how healthy it is to think of academics as solitary actors. They discuss both the merits of and the challenges involved in collaboration and co-authoring. Who ought one co-author with? What workflows work best? What ethical issues emerge?