I have worked for a project of a Ex-Postdoc, as I was promised an authorship. I was told “You will be a major author”. I did almost all the labor job as postdoc was my cosupervisor too. I trusted the person.
This was while ago and I had inquire PI few times how is the current status of the project. I got told they are preparing a manuscript several times about a year.
Now I sense manuscript is about to submit and I have not heard back. I need the promised authorship.
After reading an answer from SE politely refusing authorship opportunity?
As they can publish without giving credit to me, I am worried thinking what can I do if they it publish bypassing me. As a international student I do not think I have any support around.
Could it be possible to write to the editor of the journal then?