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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Does “corresponding author” carry an implied meaning?

After reading the question Mentor trying to be first author?, I got the impression that (at least in the writers' field) the "corresponding author" flag could carry an implied meaning, such as "did ...
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Fighting for academic fairness: My authorship is unaffected but my PhD advisor pushed up authorship of a co-author at the expense of other co-authors

I’m Nick, a postdoc currently working on publication of my PhD work. There are several authors on the paper - two former graduate students as co-first authors (myself and Aubrey), followed by five ...
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Supervisor submitted without consent of co-author postdoc. Postdoc also submitted to another venue with consent of supervisor. Plagiarism problem?

My previous postdoc supervisor submitted our work to a conference venue in December last year. He was the first author in this submission while I was the second author. It got accepted in March 2020. ...
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How to search for journals that accept shared first authorship?

My group member and I have equally contributed on a paper that's ready to submit to a materials science and/or surface engineering journal. However, I don't know how to search for a journal that ...
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GitHub repository ownership as a PhD student in a lab

I'm a PhD student and use GitHub to track and share code for nearly all of my research projects, most of which are largely coding-based work in the field of remote sensing. Our lab is discussing how ...
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I'm worried my former collaborators are going to publish without including me as an author. What should I do?

I have worked for a project of a Ex-Postdoc, as I was promised an authorship. I was told “You will be a major author”. I did almost all the labor job as postdoc was my cosupervisor too. I trusted the ...
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Which authors should be listed in a conference presentation?

I asked a poorly-worded question previously, so I'll try again. Suppose someone is submitting an abstract for a talk that is based on joint work with other researchers. Further suppose that the other ...
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What are the pros and cons of writing papers alone?

In my field (economics), there are many co-authored papers. People are even writing some chapters of their PhD thesis with other colleagues. I know that single-authored papers are more appreciated ...
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Adding co-authors after acceptance

I am writing a paper, need some review. I want to send it to IEEE, without the name of my co-authors. I might get acceptance. I need to know, in that case, will I be allowed to add my co-authors or ...
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I want to be the sole student author on a poster, but my advisor wants to bring on other students

I am in my 2nd year of my Ph.D. program and I want to submit a poster to a conference that will be held this spring. I brought up this idea to my advisor; she agreed, however she wants me to ask a few ...
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How to make a software documentation “officially” citable?

We are currently finishing the implementation of a scientific software library. It's the first project of this type for me and I'm curious, how to make the software citable in a similar way to Molpro ...
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How do I correctly abbreviate compounded first name for academic publications?

My first name (legally) consists of two names separated by a space, but I only go by the first in everyday use. I'm from Scandinavia and having a first name that is a compound of two names is not that ...
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My advisor submitted a paper with my work without including me as an author

As you might see from my history I don't have a good relationship with my advisor. Recently we wrote a journal paper together based on my thesis. I wrote the introduction, analysis and the description ...
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E-mail address to use in publications

It is customary to use one's academic e-mail address as contact address in publications; I have seen once or twice an @gmail.com address being used instead, but it simply looked unprofessional. ...
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Past collaborator submitted paper with my name (and others) without notifying named co-authors

I worked briefly with Person A from a different university on a project in a competition. We were both PhD students. In this competition, our concept was based on combining mainly a system he ...
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Discussing sole author vs first authorship in ML/CV with supervisor

I am an UG research assistant in CV/ML on a robotics project. I was given a surveillance video by my boss, and w/o being too specific, I was asked to find a way to detect something in the video. W/o ...
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Asking for Co-First Authorship

So recently, my PI submitted a paper that I and another graduate student have worked on for the past year. The graduate student and I contributed equally on this project, in creating figures, getting ...
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My advisor escalated things after not getting a coauthorship he did not deserve

I am a 3rd year PhD Student (Computer Science, India). I have two advisors, one internal and one external. The internal advisor has no knowledge of my area and he doesn’t care what I am doing. He has ...
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What author name should I use for publication? [duplicate]

I'm soon to be co-author for a paper and I'm not too sure which name I should use for publication (like many previous users here!). I have a legal Chinese name which no-one knows me by but is on ...
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How to best address authorship issues with PI?

I am a postdoc working with the same supervisor who supervised my PhD thesis. During my PhD time, it was tacitly assumed that my work is his work too. It went as far as me doing the entire planning ...
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Cannot publish my research as I am a sole author

I am a Dr in Statistic. At my PhD journey, I developed four new ideas. During my study, I tried to publish my first paper. Therefore, I sent it to three different high-quality journals. They all ...
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Finishing with only 2 papers (both co-authorship)

So, I am about to gain my PhD degree in Biochemistry (Cancer biochemistry) in december. But I'll have finished it only with 2 papers (3rd one, which is the one totally about my thesis project is due ...
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multiple authors format for saving space

I am submitting the final version for an ACM sponsored conference and I am dubious about what would be the correct format to include multiple authors (with multiple I mean more than tree). The ACM ...
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I publish under a single name, Google scholar does not index my name. What can I do?

I publish under a single name (no last name). As google scholar does not recognise me as an author I face several issues with citation counts and wrong bibliographic data being available at google ...
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Previous postdoc supervisor removed my name in the published article

In my previous postdoc, I had completed work with my supervisor. The idea was provided to me and I did all the mathematical derivation and generating all the results. We published two conference ...
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CRediT contribution statement: Pros and cons of including non-author contributors? [closed]

An increasing number of journals require a CRediT – Contributor Roles Taxonomy statement for, among other things, "Enabling visibility and recognition of the different contributions of ...
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Authorship for paper with questionable statistical analysis

For my master thesis in clinical medicine I have collected and analyzed data for a retrospective cohort study. Now one year later, a research assistant of the group is about to submit a manuscript ...
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My professor wants someone else to be the first author

I started working in an NGO mostly to write and publish their finished projects, with the condition of me being in charge of authorship (Who is first, who is corresponding, etc). After a while, I ...
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Who owns the copyright of the acquisition of an object or sample owned by a third party?

Our lab performed 3D scans of materials (e.g. metals, rocks etc.) produced by other institutions and universities. But I am also interested in other analyses. I was wondering who has the copyright on ...
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My student published a preprint of our published paper without me as an author

One of my former students uploaded without my name a paper we just published in a top physics journal. The fraudulent paper is now appearing on the Google Scholar search results below the original ...
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Deceased author and conflict of interest statement

I am submitting an article with heavy heart. The main author of article passed away just a week ago. This work was suppose to be submitted by him. Now this responsibility came to me. I am not sure ...
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What is the ethical way of writing co-author names? [closed]

I want to know how much a contribution a person should have to be the co-author, ethically in computer science and engineering field. If a person help you to collect some amount of data (not all), ...
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Supervisor using my dataset without my consent to submit papers with his other students

During my PhD (field of machine learning) I've been working in collecting a very large dataset. The whole work took more or less 1 year. I had the idea, collected most of the data and wrote all the ...
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Is second authorship good for an undergraduate student planning for masters admit? [duplicate]

As an undergraduate student, I worked along with my professor and his PHd student on one of the projects that comes under his thesis. We shared the work equally and now I'm being offered 2nd ...
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My supervisor published our work without informing us. Can we retract the paper from the conference in anyway? [duplicate]

We (myself and my thesis partner) worked on a research problem in 2017 as part of our undergrad thesis course in our university under a supervisor. We successfully defended our thesis in our thesis ...
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Publication with missing lead author [closed]

I was a junior academic that was ousted by a HoD to take over my PhD students and collaboration projects. Previously when I was still in the department, I offered him to co-supervise one of my PhD ...
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How do I ensure I'll be able to claim authorship over a math proof, as an amateur math student?

I found proof for an open math problem. I know it likely has flaws, but I can't catch any and I'd like to put the proof out for revision. But without losing the credit for it, in case it turns out to ...
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Is my authorship undeserved, and if so how do I address this in a professional setting?

I am a current undergraduate who has been involved in a research lab for the past 3 years. Not too long after joining, I was asked to be a co-author on a paper that was already written. My PI wanted ...
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Query related to not including supervisor name in publication

I completed my MS by research under a supervisor. There was considerable delay in completing because my supervisor suddenly lost interest in research midway through my program. I had sent him a ...
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My work was submitted by collaborators without my name, and the university supports them. What are my options?

I have collaborated and written several research papers where my co-authors withheld the final draft and submitted the paper without my name as co-author. Two papers have single authors (not me) and a ...
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Medical Statistician: Concerned about missing authorship after conducting majority of project's data analysis, graphs, and figures

Dear Academia Community, I am a young PhD candidate biostatistician and the lead data analyzer for a particular medical group's project. For context, the project is led by two medical students, who ...
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What is a username exactly used for in arXiv?

This is a fairly simple question, which any arXiv author could answer: the username set while registering in arXiv is not the authorial name users see when they read a paper you've published, right? ...
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PhD student as corresponding author: author list and logistics

I'm a PhD student in the physical sciences and am looking for input regarding an authorship situation. My advisor recommends I be the corresponding author on an upcoming paper because I came up with ...
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What should I do if someone is claiming my research on ResearchGate?

I've got a case where 90% of my academic publications are being claimed by a professor at another university with the same name on ResearchGate. I've sent several email requests both direct and ...
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How to handle coauthor not confirm authorship for publication [duplicate]

Currently I have a publication that waiting for co-authors to confirm their authorship, but they never respond. What is the best way to handle it? Will journal assume they give up their authorship ...
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Ethically, do I need to include as coauthor a person who provided basic knowledge to fill a gap in my research?

Consider the following scenario. I am researching on a problem in a domain and I don't know anything about the existence of Pythagoras theorem. After so much time of my research I figured myself ...
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I communicate a conjecture and a colleague/professor proves it; are we both authors?

Context: I have a (IMO, very interesting, and rather significant) mathematical conjecture. I communicated this conjecture to a professor at my university; he is a respected expert in the topic. He ...
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Research Fellow on Paper They Did Not Contribute- Solicited my Mentor

I am in a situation where I do not know how to tell my mentor I am not comfortable with a research fellow on our paper as an author. I came across a "call to submission" for a paper, in essence, there ...
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Asking name to be taken off a paper

I am asking about the etiquette for getting my name taken off a paper. In grad school I did a collaboration with a PI and the results were limited but okay and I used a very specific microscope to ...
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Ethicality of submitting a manuscript without a peer's name on it if they didn't contribute and you didn't pursue their edits?

I work at a very large institution with multidisciplinary faculty and staff, and I was acquainted with someone (we'll call him Dr. StackExchange) by a close friend of mine for a collaboration prospect,...

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