I was actively working in a research project, contributing experiments, hypotheses and analysis. Suddenly, I was forced to leave the program. The adviser stopped to sponsor me and replaced me by another person (who had only contributed purification for 3 weeks). I was relegated from the second to the third or fourth author. The supervisor decided all this without consulting anyone in the project.
Finding this unfair, I resigned from the paper, and I specifically requested not to be acknowledged at all. Against my wishes, however, my name was included in the acknowledgement, as if nothing had happened. I was stunned. (The paper itself was not even very fascinating.)
What can I do to have my name completely removed from this published paper? This includes not only the authorship but also the acknowledgment and anything else.
Thank you for everyone's answers.
My point is I do not want to be in academic at all so there is not much to talk deeper of academic career.
I was never informed about this publication
ie I was not given a copy before it was sent to publication.
I did not know when and where it was published until I was looking for job and looking for details of that work after a year later.
I had very explicitly stated that I did not want to be involved in this publication by the time I left. This was cc'ed to a third party.
The result I had was not reproducible and I did not agree the methodology of the publication on top of the disagreement.