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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Should the Advisors and PIs always be a coauthor? [duplicate]

I am collaborating with another person on a paper and I was wondering if we are suppose to write our advisor's name in our papers merely because they funded us and looked over the paper?
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Undergraduate thesis main author credit and prestige

Our thesis instructor, after rejecting our proposals, became one of our thesis advisers after we've accepted his suggestion. Every time he's telling us that our proposal doesn't seem like a thesis (in ...
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Can student second author go to conference?

I am an undergraduate in computer science. I worked on a professor's project, and he submitted it to a conference with me being the second author (he and I are the only authors). If it is accepted, I ...
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How do I ask whether I am going to be an author on a proposed research project?

I am a PhD Student in Australia and I have been asked to help out a research team in my lab on a grant related research project. I have a fair bit of knowledge in the area they are looking in too. I ...
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Authorship change on conference paper after conference program is printed

I am a coauthor on a psychology conference paper that was accepted based on a short abstract. The first author became unable to attend the conference and offered the opportunity to present to the ...
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How is a paper with multiple authors usually written?

I am attending graduate school this fall and one thing that I still could not wrap around my head is that some of the papers are written by seemingly a group of authors (5 people or more). I am ...
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More co-authored than solo papers in the Humanities

I am halfway through a PhD in History in the UK, in a highly unusual subfield. As my competences are quite rare, I have already been asked to help out with, and be a co-author of, two different papers ...
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How should I approach the editor if I have been omitted from the author list of a paper I contributed to?

As I left my PhD in between, my name has not been put in the published paper. My PI published the paper in a very clever way. I worked in the entire project and it was a team work. he put all the ...
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Can co-first authors’ positions be swapped in a CV?

Some papers have co-first authors, which are supposed to have contributed equally. However, there is still an order issue. Imagine a paper co-authored by A, B, and C. The paper goes like: ...
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Authorship ethics of Collaborative Science in Graduate School

I'm being asked by my advisor to perform a specific scientific experiment that she conceived from start to finish on our apparatus over the next two months (which could easily become 3-4 months or ...
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How to decide whether to publish masters project in computer science alone or with supervisor?

I am working on my Master CS project. I would like to have this published as article before my Master ends. Now I see 2 options: I try to get it accepted and published at my own (not a affiliated ...
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Solution manual and copyright?

Recently, I have worked out a solution manual for a book. I have not found on the Internet any existing complete solution manual for this book. Since the solution manual of mine contains every ...
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How much contribution justifies being a co-author of paper [duplicate]

I am part of a Computer Graphics lab where I got to help a small team already working on a paper, by assimilating/cleaning up some data sets which they required. I was also part of some discussions ...
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Someone gave a talk proposing the idea; Should they be an author?

I recently started working independently on a project that another student (who graduated) proposed about a year ago. Should I offer to include them as an author? Only if they plan to contribute ...
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As a postdoc, how to make sure I get credit for helping undergrad and grad students?

I am a postdoc, and I understand that my work involves assisting undergrads and grad students with their projects. But sometimes things go beyond mere helping into more like supervising and explaining ...
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My supervisor wants me to include another professor's name in my paper while… what should I do? [duplicate]

My supervisor wants me to include another professors name in my paper just because he was declared as my second adviser on the project. But the problem is that this man has not done anything but ...
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what to do when someone has same name as yours and in IEEE search they show both peoples paper?

I recently published a paper on IEEE transactions journal. in my paper link, when I click on authors tab and then my name, another pages is opened and shows many papers but they are not mine. it ...
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How to tactfully request removal of my name from co-authorship?

I wrote a mathematics manuscript (see Extremely mild punishments for academic misconduct), and sent it to a professor, who then attempted to have it published after adding coauthors to the paper. His ...
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Publishing as sole author on politically charged topic

I have been working on a manuscript on a politically charged topic, I will be able to complete this work mostly on my own so I should be able to submit as the sole author. However I am concerned to ...
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Ask an advisor (co-author) to contribute to manuscript other than just critiquing

I'm nearing the end on a manuscript and will be submitting it to my advisor any-day for her feedback. She is a co-author. My question: Is it OK to ask my advisor to contribute more to the paper (other ...
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Can I ask for first authorship on future publications that may come out of my design?

I am working on a 2-phase design. The first phase is where ideas are proved and verified. The second phase is an implementation of the first stage (Basically, like having a schematic of a building and ...
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Should a collaborator who recently passed away be included as an author? [duplicate]

I am finishing a publication based on my PhD thesis. The writing process took a long time, and a while ago, one of the collaborators passed away. The paper is mostly about the development of a model, ...
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What does it mean to be a co-author? [duplicate]

What does acting as a "co-author" entail, and how common is it for first year undergraduate students to be added as co-authors to a paper being prepared by a professor?
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Master's Thesis Adviser Co-Authorship?

I have just completed my Master's Thesis and am hoping to publish an abridged version. My adviser has been very supportive of this and upon approving my thesis asked what I would think about her being ...
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How does supervisor contribute to students' papers [duplicate]

I know my question maybe too broad, but as someone who's planning to stay in academia, I want to ask anyone who is supervising PhD students about how you contribute to their papers in order to be ...
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Should someone giving a second opinion on an article be a co-author or just acknowledged?

I decided to write an article extracted from part of my master’s thesis. This will be my first time trying to get published, so obviously I’ll never think it is good enough therefore I’ll need a ...
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High school student scooped by PhD student in the same lab

When I was in high school, I spent one of my summers working in a lab. The professor had a small lab, so I was given my own project, and made enough progress on it to publish a paper. While I was ...
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During applications, how can I prove I was the first author of the papers that I couldn't become first author for various reasons?

One year ago, I started working on a subject with one of the professors of our department. The idea was mine, and all of the subsequent steps including modellings, simulations, generation of figures, ...
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How important is primary authorship in judging someone's research contributions?

I wanted to know how the research profile of a doctoral student or a post-doc is usually judged in academia. In the list of peer-reviewed conference or journal publications, how crucial is the ...
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Can I use someone’s answer from a StackExchange site in my publication (journal paper)?

I think the answer is no but I want to know more details about this. Suppose, I asked a very complicated question on one of the Stackexchange sites (e.g, Mathematics) which relates to my research and ...
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How can I make sure I'll get credit for my work when working with unwanted and untrusted collaborator?

I am taking a course with a major final project. I was looking for a topic when my co-advisor noticed this. He suggested that I do a project related to my master thesis, and I agreed since I didn't ...
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Publishing my work without advisor

Two months ago I submitted a manuscript to my advisor for reviewing and submitting to a journal. He didn’t reply to that and when I asked him about it, he said we should think about publishing after ...
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Can I publish a paper on my PhD work without informing my old supervisor?

I was a PhD student and working on a paper. My adviser told me that he could not support me anymore so I left him. Now I am wondering if I could publish that paper on my own. There were 3 other ...
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How to acknowledge oneself as the author of materials created in industry research position?

I am an industry-based researcher. As part of my role, I develop various resources for use by our clients. They include manuals, codes, quizzes, factsheets and the like. In all cases, I am the sole ...
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How to deal with coauthors that have left academia

Researchers might take different paths other than staying in academia after completing their PhD, postdoc or even later. This happens for a number of reasons. The most compelling of all is that there ...
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How to detail conference presentation of my work that was given by someone else on CV?

Recently some work of mine was presented at a prestigious conference by the second author on the forthcoming journal article. On the write-up submitted to the conference I was listed as first author, ...
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What to do when an advisor takes credit for a grant proposal?

I've been writing a big grant proposal for the last few months and I am almost done. I asked my advisor to read it and give me advice on content, and he has yet to read it. He's always saying he'll ...
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My first authorship is being turned into co-first authorship, what can I do?

I am currently submitting a paper for Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. I worked on this project for the last four years and was the only one working on this project. I had everything going ...
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How to respond after co-authors revise rejected paper without informing first author?

As we all know, it is common to re-work a rejected paper to improve the shortfalls of the paper. Suppose one is first author on a paper, and it is rejected. Following this, the other co-authors ...
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Who should be listed as authors on extended abstract of thesis?

I want to submit an extended abstract of my Ph.D. dissertation to a workshop that looks for summaries of recent work. My dissertation is based on several publications done in collaboration with other ...
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Best way to politely remove someone from paper authorship who planned to contribute but did not?

(There is a similar question but not exactly.) When you write a paper, you need various views. So you invite collaborators and it often works well. But assume that out of 5 invited, for example, one ...
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How to treat an under-performing coauthor?

I am a postdoctoral researcher in a lab, having person (e.g.) X as a colleague, also a postdoctoral researcher like me, having obtained a PhD two years after me. Here is the problem: In the last two ...
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Does significant editing of a paper with the possibility of minor contributions to its scientific content warrant co-authorship?

The question of whether writing/editing alone merits authorship is already addressed here. This question is about writing and editing with the possibility of minor scientific contributions. I have ...
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How to decide if an advisor should be considered as a co-author of a paper or not? [duplicate]

I’m a PhD student working in CS. My advisor does not understand the subject I’m working on as it’s a bit off-topic compared to the topics addressed in the lab. He does get the main idea, but does not ...
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When does a statistical consultant become a co-author or collaborator?

I am a graduate student in a small department and have become the go-to person for statistics advice among the other students. I enjoy this but am wondering at what point I should expect, or request, ...
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In Chinese academia, what is the significance of the corresponding author, beyond 'public relation'?

I am a PhD candidate currently preparing a manuscript for journal submission in the environmental modelling and engineering field. One of my authors is from China, and contributed some data and also ...
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As a postgrad student, is it appropriate not to add my supervisor's name on publication?

Let me summarize the complicated state of affairs, as follows: This summer, I was cooperating with the other team in a spin off project, we decided to publish the results, so I prepared the paper. ...
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What to do when you publish a paper that accidentally included a wrong or irrelevant citation?

My paper was published and later on I found that two references were mistakenly included with the third reference, which is the correct. My phrase looks like this: I am worried about this (Smith ...
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Old PI's coauthorship on a paper after finishing the postdoc, a preliminary idea developed then but rejected by him

I understand that according the ethical rules, obtaining the funding does not automatically entitle the principal investigator (PI) for authorship. But I don't understand the unwritten rules. I was ...
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What are the ethics of getting help from online forums?

As an engineer, sometimes in my research I come across a mathematical problem that either is beyond my mathematical skills, or I know that someone, somewhere must have seen something like it before ...