One of my papers has recently been accepted! We received an e-mail informing us that we have a short time frame in which we need to do a bunch of work to get the paper ready for publication. In particular, one of the components which we need to submit is a brief author biography for each co-author.

I have had a few papers published before, but none of these papers has required me to provide a brief author biography. What information should I include in this biography? Can someone provide a sample of his/her biography for me to use as a reference or template?

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    Can't you look at author biographies from other papers in that journal? Oct 7, 2016 at 15:52
  • @RaghuParthasarathy Now that you mention it, that does seem to be the best approach. I wonder why I hadn't thought of that. Could you submit this comment as an answer? Oct 8, 2016 at 8:31
  • Certainly -- glad to be of help! Oct 8, 2016 at 18:47

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Can't you look at author biographies from other papers in that journal?

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    This doesn't answer the question. The question asks what information should be included and you've just pointed to a resource that would allow the asker to answer their own question. IMO, this was correctly posted as a comment and shouldn't have been reposted as an answer. Oct 8, 2016 at 19:20
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    @DavidRicherby While this isn't a real "answer", I decided to accept because other papers in the same journal is the best source of author biographies for me to copy from. Oct 9, 2016 at 13:48

My experience in this field is the next.

  1. Bio should include main things dealing with you as a researcher:
    • name
    • university and specialty that you graduated
    • your current position
    • awards
    • scientific interests
  2. Usualy, it have to be a very-very short version of your bio (several sentences).

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