Queries related to academic authorship credit claimed by those making intellectual contributions to a journal article, book, or other original scholarly work.

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If i am the first coauthor of the paper, is it possible to change the order of names on the paper in my resume? [duplicate]

If i am the first coauthor of the paper, is it possible to change the order of names on the paper in my resume and show my name on the first place?
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Will a journal reject my paper just because a grad student is the sole author?

I have been working on a topic(numerical analysis) for several years, and I discovered something new which can be verified by numerical experiments. But my supervisor doesn't allow me to publish it, ...
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Can my choice of co-authors affect how often my article is cited?

I am a post-graduate student in dentistry; planning to publish an article either in an Indian journal or an international one. How does having co-authors like our seniors or our professors affect ...
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Somebody made comments and suggestions on my drafts – can I be reasonably accused of plagiarism?

I am a bachelor student. I have been working with a PhD on an article. So the article was supposed to be co-authored; however, he was mainly going to edit my draft so it can be published. This is, ...
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Is my contribution enough to ask for co-authorship?

I am an undergraduate research assistant in a physics lab. At the start of my research term, my supervisor suggested a project to me. The project is to design, test and implement a piece of apparatus ...
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What order should I list author affiliations on a conference poster?

First and foremost, as the title suggests, in what sort of order should I put author affiliations on the poster? Alphabetical? First author's affiliation, then alphabetical, or some other way (and do ...
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graduate student credit for work on a paper

I am a graduate student with a question about credit for work that I did. I contributed design, data collection, analysis and writing for a paper for which I am almost certainly not being credited as ...
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Is it ethical to extract my contributions from a multidisciplinary collaboration ( & exclude my co-authors work )?)

I worked on a big report with a bunch of people (published online as an agency report). Can I extract my data and analysis from the report, expand on it, exclude what everyone else did, and publish ...
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I feel like I got screwed over by my PI? No name on publication

I am an undergraduate student working under a PI in a research laboratory. My PI pushed out a paper very recently, and I was not mentioned as an author. My PI did not even notify me that he was going ...
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Should former group member be included as a co-author in a follow-up to his work?

The field is chemistry. We had a postdoc in our group who made three members of a series of compounds. He collected data, analyzed it, and wrote a paper (several other members of the group were ...
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What should I do if someone is claiming my research on ResearchGate?

I've got a case where 90% of my academic publications are being claimed by a professor at another university with the same name on ResearchGate. I've sent several email requests both direct and ...
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How to handle authorship issues in an international multidisciplinary collaboration?

I am writing a paper that is co-authored by researchers at several national and international universities. The collaboration is also interdisciplinary, meaning that conventions for authorship vary a ...
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Chose name for first publication (special characters and compound names)

I am submitting my first paper ever in a couple of months and I was wondering about my family name. The paper is in English and the conference is an international conference. Asume my name is {Alan} ...
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Uncommon order of authors names?

In my field (theoretic CS) it is very common to list the authors names alphabetically on papers. I have been working on a paper for quite a long time with three other researchers, which is almost ...
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Under what circumstances is it beneficial for an advisor to seek sole authorship when their advisees deserve to be listed as co-authors?

I have seen several questions on this site which suggest that there are (presumably and hopefully rare) occasions where an advisor seeks to publish work as the sole author on a collaborative project ...
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Authorship - How to determine

I have a personal relationship with a psychology professor. We have 2 situations where I may have some claim on authorship but I'm not confident. I was a participant in a research project in the ...
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Can I instigate collaboration outside of my current research team, or is that bad etiquette?

I recently finished my PhD and moved on to a postdoc research position in a semi-related subject area at a different University. I have an idea for a narritive review in my old subject area and I have ...
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Should a researcher share scientific ideas in a temporary position and are they entitled to recognition for doing so?

A postdoc joins a group with a good idea to work on, while no specific project was given to him by the PI. After recognising the potential of the idea, the PI decides to take PhD students to work on ...
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May I reuse my own figure without coauthor's permission?

I'm writing an editorial and would like to use a figure that I published with a coauthor a few years ago. The copyright agreement (see #4) with the publisher allows the authors of the paper to reuse ...
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Should I try to avoid being the single author of my patent/paper?

I invented something as part of my job in R&D, and I plan to patent it and get clearance from my company for publication in an academic conference. All the key novel ideas are mine, and I ...
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Plagiarism of a co-author?

I am PhD student. My PhD advisor wrote a research paper literally copy pasting several paragraphs from a already published paper, which was written by me as main author and he is just second author. ...
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How important is it for the corresponding author to be known in the field he/she is going to publish?

How important is it for the corresponding author to be known in the field he/she is going to publish? Is the academic position of the corresponding author influential? How about the co-authors?
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What are reasonable alternatives to changing your name for academic publishing when you have a common surname?

I've recently embarked on my PhD studies (cancer, structural biology) and have yet to publish. Currently, there are some 200 papers in my name and several thousand under my surname. Because of this, I ...
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What is a good scheme to determine percentage contributions to a paper

Sometimes researchers are asked to define percentage contributions to a paper with more than one author. E.g., usually the supervisor in charge of the project will determine in which percentage each ...
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Has there ever been a paper written by three people with last names starting with the letter K?

I'm collaborating with a two other people with last names with the letter K, and I'm excited -- the results are potentially cool too-- about referring to our paper with the three initials. I know ...
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Authorship and reputation for British/Australian academic systems

I have recently been offered a position for a "postdoc" (fixed term level A position) in Australia. In the British/Australian (and European) academic systems, career progression is very different ...
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Author without institutional or professional affiliation

Here is the case: An author has made substantial contribution while not been related to any institutional or professional affiliation. The question is: Is it okay for this author to include his ...
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In performing a comparison, how can I get authors to actually respond to a request for source code?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science and am working in computer vision. I have come up with an algorithm that my supervisors consider to be promising and publishable. It took me a long time to get ...
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If you change your name while doing research, can you list both names on a publication?

If you change your name, can you list both names as authors? For example, consider a PhD student named John Doe who after finishing his PhD undergoes a sex change and name change to Jane Doe before ...
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Should I ask for co-authorship as an undergrad student?

I was assigned a research topic for one of my psych classes this term. I designed the study, collected and analyzed data and then wrote a paper. After I presented my paper to my professor, she was ...
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'Etiquette' of including course lecturer as author in a paper

Consider please the two following cases: I took a graduate course, and I naturally did the final project on something related to my research subject. I got a nice conclusion from it. It wasn't ...
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Can an scientist meaningfully be an author of more than 1000 papers?

In chemistry and physics, there are now a number of scientists who appear as authors on over 1,000 papers. Famous professors can have good funding and then a large research group where their research ...
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Are programmers usually included as co-authors in psychology?

I work as a programmer supporting a psychology lab. Most of my work is translating some paper-based or physical assessment into a computer-based equivalent or I create programs for novel assessments ...
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Most number of co-authors in a single paper?

Previous research I've tried to find the answer to this question looking at the list of "Questions that may already have your answer" as I typed in the question, with no luck. Question What are ...
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When should I ask questions about a paper?

Short intro: I am a masters student, and doing my master thesis in physics. Currently I am working on a numerical physics project, and for calculating a formula I want to use an algorithm proposed in ...
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Technical editor changed author order of the paper

Recently, I attended a conference as a corresponding author of a paper with five authors. After the paper was published in the conference proceedings, I realized that the technical editor changed the ...
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Uploading papers on sites such as Academia.edu - copyright issues/author copy

I'm in the process of setting up an account on Academia.edu and as you may know there is an area that allows you to add publications. My question is how does this work with a copyright agreement ...
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A potential collaborator applies for a grant on his own: what should I do?

In response to a solicitation in an area of my expertise, I approached a known expert in a different field; I had thought of a way to apply that field to solve the problem. He liked my idea and set ...
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Publishing a non-invalidating comment to a recent paper- should I contact the original authors if I know them?

This question is similar to this one: Publishing a comment or contacting the authors privately? but has a few differences. A colleague of mine has recently published a letter responding to another ...
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One of the coauthors withdraws their authorship after submitting a paper

Is there a problem to change (reduce) list of authors of a paper after it has been submitted to a journal? I am one of the (ten) co-authors of this paper. After the review and changes we made in the ...
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How should I cite a publication where the author(s) are anonymous (but the organization is not)?

I'd like to cite the following articles from "Scientific Data" (a journal from the Nature Publishing Group), but no authors are mentioned (as far as I can tell): ...
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If you make a substantial contribution should you be given the opportunity to satisfy the other requirements for authorship?

The ICMJE has developed a set of guidelines to help determine who authors should be. They say The following recommendations are intended to ensure that contributors who have made substantive ...
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What should the chemist who synthesized a drug expect regarding coauthorship of papers on clinical trials?

Should the industrial chemist who conceptualized , first synthesized , characterized and patented a novel drug , transferred the synthetic technology (at the 3 Kg scale ) to a CRO for preparation ...
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Does authorship matter when applying for academic jobs?

In some fields, authors have equal weight on a paper, but in my field (mechanical engineering) people care where their name appears. However, I am not sure how much the authorship is important when ...
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What is proper author order when you write paper based on colleague's work?

My colleague has developed a software framework. I have not contributed towards software development but I have been asked by my advisor to write a paper describing the software since my colleague is ...
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How to cite papers where the names are sorted?

I have a paper with autors A, B, C and D. Their names appear sorted by last name, so the order of the authors does not really say anything about their role in the paper. When I cite this with the ...
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What are the benefits of PhD students working on projects where they won't be first-author?

Given that only papers where you are the first-author will contribute to your dissertation, isn't it a poor use of time to be contributing to the projects of other researchers?
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Am I legally obligated to submit all my codes to the university if being asked when quitting my PhD? [closed]

Am I legally obligated to submit all my codes to the university if being asked when quitting my PhD? EDIT: I understand the university owns the patent, which is an algorithm and can employ someone ...
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Is there any ethical issue which prevents me from paying high quality authors monetary compensation, to agree to write papers with me?

I've recently started a PhD. I'm having trouble getting high impact authors to agree to write papers with me. Is there any ethical issue which prevents me from paying high impact authors monetary ...
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Equal author contribution

I, along with two fellow doctoral students, am about to publish a paper supervised by our professor. Our professor is listed as the last author, which of course is fair as he supervised the project. ...