I recently was part of a large writing group that produced a publication. Authorship, including myself, is listed alphabetically in the acknowledgements however the group leadership chose to list the organization as the author in the citation/reference rather than acknowledge contribution for authors. I previously brought this up as a problem when there was a proposed order of authors and sent the group leadership standard criteria for authorship listing.

How can I list the publication in my CV?


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You should definitely keep the original reference format but could easily add a simple footnote/inline note to elaborate your involvement. I would do something along the lines of:

[P7] Organisation name**. Awesome paper written in large writing group. Published in the Journal of Awesome Research [3.14], pp.200-222. 2017

** Note: Published under organisation name, I am listed as nth author and contributed x.

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    I thought about it, too. But, it has been found out that in certain fields, footnotes are read first. So, better avoid them.
    – Leon Meier
    Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 13:48
  • @LeonMeier Only if you are in those fields.
    – Fomite
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 13:38

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