Journal of the History of Biology

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 167–183

Why collaborate?

  • Jane Maienschein
Collaboration in Science

DOI: 10.1007/BF01061964

Cite this article as:
Maienschein, J. J Hist Biol (1993) 26: 167. doi:10.1007/BF01061964


Clearly, researchers collaborate for a variety of intellectual and social reasons: to get help, to combine expertise, to gain credibility, or to create a community. No one model will hold for all cases. Similarly, no one simplistic set of rules to guide scientific conduct and guarantee scientific integrity will suffice either. Instead, those prescribing professional behavior must recognize the various types and levels of collaboration, the reasons for the collaboration, and the implications of each case.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Maienschein
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Philosophy and ZoologyArizona State UniversityTempe

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