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Is someone who solely contributes negative feedback to a paper considered an author?

Say person A and person B are collaborating on a mathematics paper. It goes like this: person A repeatedly suggests proofs, and person B repeatedly finds flaws in them. Over time, this process ...
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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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Can two PhD students publish without involving their supervisors?

I am a theoretical computer science PhD student. My childhood friend (my present roommate) is in the 3rd year of his pure mathematics PhD program. Very recently we both worked on a problem on ...
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What are the minimum contributions required for co-authorship

In this answer it is claimed that authorship is given away for "free" in some fields (e.g., obtaining the funding). The comments to the answer suggest that this is field dependent. I am looking for ...
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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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Can a PhD supervisor take unpublished ideas from a student's dissertation?

Rephrased question: Can a PhD supervisor take unpublished ideas from a student's dissertation and work on them hence denying the student the opportunity to work on her ideas herself? I completed a ...
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Co-authorship for not very involved supervisor

I have now completed my PhD by research. I received support from my supervisor in the form of advice on my chapters (for which I am indebted to him; we have a very good working relationship). The ...
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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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Co-author conflict after paper got accepted

I am a PhD student. My paper got accepted with minor changes and then re-submitted again and accepted by the journal. In the meantime, I had conflicts with my supervisor who is a co-author of my ...
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My supervisor is too involved, what should I do?

Most PhD students I know have the problem that their supervisor is not involved enough. I have a different problem, my supervisor is too involved. He wants to be a co author on all three of my PhD ...
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Should undergraduate students be included on papers containing data they collected?

Assume one or more undergraduate students are given a topic by an academic supervsior to use for their undergraduate honors thesis. The task is designed, programmed and set-up by the supervisor, who ...
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Is it okay for a PhD supervisor to claim co-authorship… even if it's my work, and he didn't ask?

About a year ago I noticed that my PhD supervisor has listed on his faculty page that he co-authored a conference presentation together with me. The problem is, he didn't-- the research itself was ...
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How to assign authorship when publishing with Bachelor's and Master's students

The usual recommendation I have read here is that when you publish together with a (PhD) student of yours, the student should be first author, and the supervisor will be second author. Although this ...
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Should I put my supervisor as coauthor of a paper?

I was working on a problem in the field engineering. I have used one approach and it turned out that it does not work well. After that I got into conflict with my supervisor, and realized that it will ...
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Publishing my work without advisor

Two months ago I submitted a manuscript to my advisor for reviewing and submitting to a journal. He didn’t reply to that and when I asked him about it, he said we should think about publishing after ...
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What do you do if your PhD advisor tells to publish your work alone without his name? [closed]

I am working with an advisor, but I don’t really understand him. He replies to my questions and suggests things. He also provides documents to help me in my research. However, when it comes to ...
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How to request that collaborators add my supervisor's name to a manuscript

I am collaborating with a foreign author. As I am still pursuing my degree, I have to add my supervisor's name in that paper, even though my supervisor has not contributed to the preparation of this ...
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Under what circumstances is it beneficial for an advisor to seek sole authorship when their advisees deserve to be listed as co-authors?

I have seen several questions on this site which suggest that there are (presumably and hopefully rare) occasions where an advisor seeks to publish work as the sole author on a collaborative project ...
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Who deserves to be first and second author? PhD student who collected data, research associate who wrote the paper or supervisor? [closed]

I am composing a manuscript using data collected by a PhD student over two years. She doesn't have enough statistical or analytical skill to publish her work. On top of that, language is also a huge ...
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2answers
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In the mathematical sciences, how much advisor contribution is expected on joint papers?

I'm a PhD student in the math sciences. I've written a few papers, each officially coauthored with my advisor, although essentially all of the research and writing was my own. The story is the same ...
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What are the consequences of refusing to grant honorary authorship to a superior?

Recently, I learned about honorary authorships in papers and publications - e.g. the head of an institute or person who secured the financial grants. If you are in an inferior position, like a PhD ...
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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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Acknowledgment and authors in article based on PhD thesis

A friend of mine finished his PhD and joined our group, on a project closely related to his PhD work. After three months, we submitted an article which includes significant amount of work from his ...
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Is it okay for a supervisor to require students to seek permission before publishing?

If I were a PhD student, should I be concerned if my supervisor always requires their permission before I can publish a paper? Under what conditions should I find it acceptable or unacceptable?
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How to avoid crossing my advisor if I write a paper as a sole author?

A bit of a controversial question here. I am a PhD student currently away from campus on an internship in another state (in the US). I left campus with my advisor-provided laptop and some dataset I ...
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Reporting in first person singular where two authors are listed

I am proofreading a text where two authors are listed (one of which is the writer, and the other, apparently, only a "supervisor") and in reporting the author(s) use first person singular (instead of ...
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My supervisor wants me to include another professor's name in my paper while… what should I do? [duplicate]

My supervisor wants me to include another professors name in my paper just because he was declared as my second adviser on the project. But the problem is that this man has not done anything but ...
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Does it look good to have a paper without your PhD advisor as an author? [closed]

I am a senior PhD student in computer science. I have published several papers with my PhD advisor already. Someone told me that, when applying for faculty positions, it looks good to have a peer-...
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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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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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