Questions tagged [authorship]

Queries related to academic authorship, i.e., who should be an author, the order of authors, or special roles such as corresponding authorship.

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If the Professor who recommends me somewhere has coauthored papers with professors there, would the LORs hold tremendous value?

I heard somewhere a few days ago that while selecting a college for an M.Sc., it would be great for me to look up with whom the professors there have coauthored papers. This would mean that the two ...
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how to decide on first coauthorship for a paper

I know this topic is kind of depending on which school each researcher is from, so i would like to gain more information regarding the topic. I am a phd researcher and I have a specific task to do, a ...
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Not listed as author despite doing statistical work

I work in a medical field and recently contributed statistical analysis for a paper and was not listed as a co-author despite being told I would be. I spent a few weeks fielding questions about this ...
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Finding authors who published in a certain journal

I was told by faculty in my field that top journals A and B sort of have an arch-rivalry in the sense that people either choose to publish in A and not B, or the other way around, due to some huge ...
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Concurrent workers independently published part of my results. How to convince the referees that I got the results independently?

In my primary research project (not coauthoring with advisor), I got two results, say result A and result B, back in 2020. I wanted to submit it in 2020, but my advisor says that I need a further ...
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How does one approach reverse-plagiarism — being attributed authorship without contribution or consent?

For reasons I am not going to delve into, I was given second authorship outside my consent on a couple of conference papers I have absolutely no contributions on. To resolve this, I have been ...
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Promised authorship was not given; am I supposed to get an automatic acknowledgement?

TLDR: I spent a long time helping with a paper from a group at another university. The first author, who was at the same institute as me, promised multiple times I would be one of the coauthors. But, ...
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Is my Major Professor Counted as a Co-Author?

According to the APA style manual, the editorial "we" is used to refer to the author and co-authors but should not be used if there is a single author. However, in writing my mathematics ...
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How to avoid giving honorary authorship to advisor who has not contributed?

I am just about finished with my PhD. During the past year or so, I managed to develop my own little spot of theory. I have done this almost entirely independently. However, my advisor typically adds ...
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Journal changed the ordering of the authors. What to do now?

I am facing a very difficult situation. I sent a paper for peer-review in a SCOPUS indexed journal. My supervisor though did not contribute anything rather than reading my draft insisted that I put ...
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Writing a topical review paper with co-author(s)

Let assume a journal accepted a topical review proposal I submitted. It's often a good approach for a student like me (PhD student) to coauthor the paper with a more experienced researcher who is ...
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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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If a person stops contributing to a project do they deserve authorship?

I'm involved in a long collaborative software development project. The project required continuous effort because the goal is very ambitious and the project started from scratch. However, some early ...
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Forcing to list a co-author that did not contribute after publishing [closed]

We published a paper, me as first and corresponding author. There was a technician who repeatedly refused to work, did useless measurements after having been forced, which he never evaluated and ...
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Possibility of having two corresponding authors in IEEE transactions [duplicate]

Is it possible to have two corresponding author simultaneously in IEEE transactions? If yes, is it possible to add one of the co-authors as the second corresponding author during the peer review? (I ...
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How to decide if the efforts put in corresponds to co-authorship or co-first authorship? [closed]

During my PhD, I had 4 first author papers, two co-author papers and one co-first authorship paper. My work is computational, so I have collaborated with experimental groups. My lab colleagues who ...
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possibility of changing the corresponding author in IEEE transaction

Is it possible to assign one of the other authors as corresponding author in IEEE transactions during the peer review (i.e. changing the corr author) by any reason? If yes, at which stages it is ...
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Demonstrating capacity for independent work in light of parasitic co-authorship

I'm applying to a prestigious funding program for early-career researchers* that places a heavy emphasis on the "scientific excellence" and "intellectual capacity and creativity" ...
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Preventing authorship conflict

As a PhD student I have been part of my fair share of projects where multiple students are competing for leadership and the first-author title of a paper. This is because project PIs often simply ask ...
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Can you decide to not publish your research at the present stage as the first author?

I have a three-part question: First, if I am the first author of a research manuscript, as previously discussed with, and agreed by, both the second author and corresponding author(s), then due to ...
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Will a mismatch between my name the papers I authored and the name in my official documents cause trouble in getting hired? [duplicate]

When I submitted my first article to arXiv, in the article I mentioned my full name, which is just 'Afham' (I do not know whether it is not allowed to mention such personal information in a question, ...
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Is it possible to publish without adviser?

I participated in an exchange programme as a PhD student for 1 year in another country. The very moment I got in the new institution I signed a contract according to which I have no intellectual nor ...
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Is there a max number of authors for a paper of math?

I never saw a paper published in a journal of (pure) math with more than six authors. Is it a rule? (see this one)
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Writing advice for a junior PhD student writing a single-author paper [closed]

I am a second year theoretical physics PhD student authoring a paper on my own in a subfield completely different from my advisor's (in my free time, with his blessing). My question is specifically ...
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What is your experience with Springer on adding/removing an author during revision stages? [duplicate]

I am currently submitting a manuscript (systematic review) to a Springer journal. The review process took almost half a year that I would like to update the findings by re-searching the databases for ...
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Authorship of alternative or fictional personalities

Let's say I'm a student with a dissociative identity or imaginary friend situation that's not going away no matter what, and I feel they contributed to my research and don't want me to take all the ...
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Including a famous person as coauthor? [duplicate]

Let's say a famous researcher contributed only a bit to a research project by a student, and the student could reasonably choose either to include or not include them as a coauthor. Is it beneficial ...
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Is it ethical to publish my own idea when ex-colleagues also wanted to work on it, and how do I make it clear which parts are my own contributions?

Context: Some years ago I collaborated on a paper, with my advisor and another grad student (first author), in which we would include a certain competitive machine learning algorithm and a ...
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What constitutes as stealing of an idea? [closed]

I have recently been accused by someone of stealing their idea and doing the work required. In fact they had come to me to do, let's say, a literature review because they didn't have the expertise to ...
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Authorship for design and data analysis

I’m a Postdoc. Last year I was given some data from a former postdoc. My PI told me that the data had never been published and that they had many people trying to get results but nobody could. I ...
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Claiming authorship for substantial work on a single-author-only paper

I recently worked on a research project for a client of my organization who was chosen for a highly prestigious lecture in my field (delivered annually). As part of convention, the lecturer is also ...
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authorship problem [duplicate]

I have done a clinical trial with a few co-investigators. I am the principal investigator and wrote the manuscript and it is almost ready to publish. I am the most senior contributor in the group. ...
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A disagreement with coauthor/boss about funding

Some time ago, I wrote a paper with a coathor, who is the head of the lab I am currently working at and, essentially, my boss. We sent the paper to one of the best journals in our field, got overall ...
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Change of affiliation after acceptance of a paper?

I will change my affiliation from University X to University Y in mid February, and I have got a paper accepted just before I move. The proofs will be sent back to the journal just a week before I ...
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How to find out the corresponding author of a paper?

I am interested to know how to find out the corresponding author of the following paper (which is just an example for the discussion here): https://epubs.siam.org/doi/abs/10.1137/19M1242859 It may ...
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Do you need first authorship to use a publication for your PhD thesis? [closed]

I'm a full-time staff assisting research. Not a student. Jacob asked me to use the knowledge and skill that I learned during my Masters to help him do a meta-analysis for his Project as he has never ...
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How should I insist to be the first author?

First, some context. I'm a MSc student and I'm going to defend my thesis soon. The current plan is to submit the results of the thesis in two conferences: a less relevant result, which I'll call A, ...
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Author affiliation for co-authors not currently affiliated with an academic institute

Similar questions have been asked here a number of times. I am raising it again to stress some specific issues that the previous threads have not resolved in my opinion. The question is simply, what ...
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New proposed theory is the same I asked in this network some years ago

Imagine that I make a post in which I propose a new theory or idea, but I don't write any paper about it. Then, some years later, a researcher independently and completely unaware of my post, proposes ...
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What should one do with his/her manuscript after some sort of academic misconduct

This happened in my group. One of the master students in our group had a manuscript derived from her thesis, and the manuscript was planned to publish with she and her advisor (who is the PI of our ...
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My co-author has not responded my email

I am a postdoc in mathematics. I read a paper of a Chinese mathematician some time ago and I found out that I could extend it. Therefore, I dropped an email to him, and then he told me if I could do ...
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Can I take on an academic pseudonym while publishing research papers or take initials of my name? Is it possible? [duplicate]

I am an graduate student. I want to take on an academic name for publishing papers in journals and would likewise be known by that name in the academic circuit. My surname is bit embarrassing and I ...
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Navigating collaborations as a postdoc

I am a new postdoc (finished my PhD a few months ago) who started with a new group during COVID-19. In my field collaboration is the norm and solo-author papers are rare. I need to start approaching ...
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Posthumous authorship or acknowledgement [duplicate]

Suppose I am working on a book that is a broad expansion of a survey article I wrote with a collaborator, Dr. Y, who passed away recently. I sent Y extremely early drafts of some chapters and invited ...
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When asked to provide recent research examples, how should I chose the right papers? [closed]

I was asked to provide two recent examples of research work by one hiring committee for a "research scholar" position at a research institute in the field of environmental sciences. I think ...
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Reviewers comments refer to last (senior) author

I have recently received my first manuscript back for major revisions and found one of the reviewers comments strange. Within the comments the reviewer refers to the paper as "Author D et al's ...
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Advisor manipulated/threatened me into sharing my first authorship

My last Phd work was submitted to a high impact journal (IF >35). The manuscript came back for revision with 2 positive comments and 1 no-suggestion on my last day in his lab. Given its positive ...
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Should I use an out-of-order version of my name for academic publications?

I have a common US first AND last name, but a unique middle name. Think John Aardvark Smith. I am nearing my first publication and want to decide on my name for academic/scientific publications now so ...
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Am I responsible for a Wikipedia article if I wrote it? [closed]

Some time ago I wrote a few Wikipedia articles covering a rather obscure event I was interested in. I did it more or less completely out of interest and was not paid in any way. Although Wikipedia is ...
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Co-authors that quit during software development and such software is using later in a patent, should they be added as coauthors/inventors? [closed]

We have a situation in which we developed some software, where four previous members of our research group participated some time ago. Then they left the group, and said that from then on, they did ...

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