We have a medical paper under revision and we hope to be accepted soon.
In submitted version, last author is head of department and who is the one who had the original idea. He proposed to be first author after acceptance.
But current first author has done the most work. We are preparing to write a letter to journal.
- Is there any ethical issue in changing author order as I mentioned above?
- Under what circumstances will the Editor consider rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted?