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Should list my advisor as an author on a paper I wrote alone? [duplicate]

As a part of my PhD project, I wrote a paper. When my supervisor read it, she said “it is perfect and complete, go ahead and publish it yourself because I cannot contribute more to it”. She really ...
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Is it important to include my supervisor name in research paper [duplicate]

I have done a research paper with someone in industry, while doing a Phd. Is it important to include my supervisor name also in research paper. Will three names be a good thing or should i go with 2 ...
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Should the PhD supervisor's name be first in a scientific journal? [duplicate]

I am a self funded PhD student and have been told by my supervisor that her name should be first on any future journal I will be publishing during my studies under her supervision as "this is the only ...
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Is it common to include author without any contribution in a paper? [duplicate]

I have recently finished a paper and send it to my supervisor for review. He corrected it and before submission, he added some authors (some labmates, collaborators) who have no idea about my project. ...
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Publish a paper without supervisor [duplicate]

I have done a research project for a vocational masters. During then, there was a major disruption in the teaching department which affected the supervision process. However, I was already having ...
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Should I feel obligated to include my advisor as coauthor? [duplicate]

I've been working on a project with a faculty member (let's call him S) that is not my advisor (let's call him A). They are in different departments, and have little overlap. I am working on something ...
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How to include advisor’s name onto research paper [duplicate]

My advisor helped me with my year-long research project. Should I list him as an author or under ”contributor” and do you have a link to a format for how I should do this?
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Is a post doc advisor who makes superficial contribution entitled to authorship? [duplicate]

I am a postdoc with two advisors (not something I would recommend for everyone). I would describe the involvement of my two advisors in the project I undertook as quite superficial. I met and ...
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How does supervisor contribute to students' papers [duplicate]

I know my question maybe too broad, but as someone who's planning to stay in academia, I want to ask anyone who is supervising PhD students about how you contribute to their papers in order to be ...
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How to decide if an advisor should be considered as a co-author of a paper or not? [duplicate]

I’m a PhD student working in CS. My advisor does not understand the subject I’m working on as it’s a bit off-topic compared to the topics addressed in the lab. He does get the main idea, but does not ...
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Should the Advisors and PIs always be a coauthor? [duplicate]

I am collaborating with another person on a paper and I was wondering if we are suppose to write our advisor's name in our papers merely because they funded us and looked over the paper?
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Should PhD student always co-author its advisor [duplicate]

Is it a must for a PhD student to co-author its advisor? What about if the student writes a paper by itself? What about collaborating with friends?
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Please I need a help about co-authors roles? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student. I thought about 4 main top interesting objectives in my area. I also have done 3 of them totally alone. I have two main supervisors. They only give me a very general comment and ...
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Is it ethical for advisors to automatically coauthor papers?

I work in a field (Philosophy) where co-authorship is uncommon and advisors and grad students very seldomly co-author a paper. I've seen a lot of posts on Academia.se though about the ethics of co-...
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How to explain to a student that it is common to include a supervisor as a co-author?

In my field of research, it is common to include a supervisor as a co-author of a student's PhD research related papers. A supervisor mainly contributes by helping to improve the writing of a paper, ...
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