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2answers
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When is it proper to add someone to your research paper?

I am an undergraduate working on a research project that is going to be published. My research adviser wasn't completely able to help with a certain portion of the research, so I contacted another ...
16
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4answers
384 views

Who do I email about a question on a paper?

I want to ask the authors of a paper if they have thoughts on an application of their work. I'm not sure who to email. The first author is a grad student, who is supervised by the last author - ...
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How to fend off someone putting their Name on my work?

I'm a postdoc and a guy who used to be a part of our group dropped by today and said repeatedly that he wanted to collaborate with me and that he's too busy with other commitments to do any work. I ...
2
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2answers
401 views

Graduate Student Co-authorship Etiquette (Dissemination of Student Papers Not For Publication)

I recently finished my masters degree and co-authored a lengthy paper (It was my idea and I took the lead on the research and writing). The paper is not for publication but provides valuable ...
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2answers
403 views

Etiquette for discussing authorships, expectations, etc. with potential advisors

Assuming that one has begun a PhD program at a university which allows a student to choose an advisor after his/her first year in the program and the student has narrowed down on a couple of potential ...
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2answers
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Alphabetical author list in non-alphabetical journal

(A followup for this question) Say your field's convention is to have alphabetical-ordered author list. What should you do when your work is accepted to a (multidisciplinary) journal in which the ...