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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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Is it common to make seniority distinctions between coauthors of a paper in math?

Twice now, I've read a paper written by a prominent researcher and some other "younger" researchers, e.g. instead of being superstars they're merely professors, I guess. In the text, he is referred to ...
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Is it possible to write publication with a BSc student co-author?

I am an associate professor in a department, mostly focusing on progressive topics related to spatial applications of artificial intelligence. Besides my research projects, I have innovative and ...
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Is this possible to drop an author from authors' list of a paper after revision? [closed]

Recently, based on my collaboration with someone else in our department, we submitted a paper to a highly reputed journal (IF ~ 8) and we received a minor revision a couple of weeks ago. My name in ...
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Am I supposed to add the name of a surgeon who had no contribution?

I'm need an urgent consultant regarding authorship rights. Three years ago one of my professors asked me to write a surgical case report for one of his residents, later I found three similar cases and ...
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Dealing with non-contributing co-author when preparing an extended version of co-authored paper

Summary: A co-author on a manuscript under review hasn't really done anything. Should I remove their name (with or without notice), keep their name and tell them it's unfair, or do nothing. Some time ...
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Official name on paper [duplicate]

I'm preparing to publish my first paper. I have a question on my name to use on the paper. I'm commonly known as Steve (which I've been using for absolutely everything) but my passport name is my ...
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Authorship Guideline for unused experimental results

I am a Ph.D. student and an intern worked with me on a project that is going to be submitted for publication in a prestigious conference. However, the work that this intern did is not being used up ...
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Can a co-author cut the whole paper?

Once upon a time... A paper was submitted to a journal with the consent and knowledge of all co-authors. During the revision process, one of the co-authors (X) demanded co-authorship in the articles ...
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How to remove my name from submitted paper

I am a co-author for a manuscript. The corresponding author submitted that to a journal which I do not consider that as a good journal, therefore, I would like to ask him to remove my name as a co-...
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Some results of my grad research have been used in a recent paper, but I was not told. Should I do something about it?

Some of the work I did during my undergrad research (before my PhD, 4 years ago), exactly two figures, have been used in a recent paper. My ex-adviser (at the time of my undergrad research) is co-...
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Is there any significance if I add an international conference abstract details where I am a second author in my CV?

I have two international conference abstract where my name is as a second author, There is any significance in that if I add it in my CV?
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How do I handle a “fake” co-author?

I recently started my first postdoc, after completing my phd in a different field. I managed to come up with some results that I hope to publish at a reputable conference. All the work, including the ...
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Change of author sequence after accept with shepherding

Is it ethical to change the author sequence in paper that has been accepted with shepherding at an ACM conference? How likely is it that the shepherds will raise questions on such a change?
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How to work authorship of software developed with another University

I am supervising a PhD student, enrolled at another University, where the co-supervisor is employed. We developed some useful software in her thesis and published 3 papers. In this development another ...
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What can happen to a paper submitted without co-author knowledge

Every answer in this related question has some phrasing about it being unethical or, as the first answer "does not have the right". Does a supervisor have right to submit paper without consents of ...
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Can I ask to be the first co-author?

I am working in a lab as a research assistant for the last 3 years. During this time, I published three papers (1 first author) and three of them were published in good journals. In one of my ...
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Should I agree to my supervisor's request to place him as first author of my paper?

I published 3 papers as first author. Now, my supervisor requested me to place him as first author in my 4th paper. Should I agree to my supervisor's request to place him as first author of my paper? ...
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Co-author refuses to share final manuscript or list of submissions

While completing my PhD, I was assisted by my advisor in writing three papers. Because he had to go on medical leave for a period, we have been slow in getting them submitted for publication. (He did ...
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Can I ask my advisor to drop authorship for a journal submission?

Update: I talked with my advisor about (1) the possibility of asking the editor about submitting our paper this journal X and (2) the possibility of me as the sole author to submit this paper. She ...
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How to salvage a paper when the lead author gave up publishing it and refuses to communicate

I am a postdoc, and some time ago a professor in my department introduced me to her research assistant to work together on something related to their project I was not part of. I was interested ...
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Order of authors for a tenure-track assistant professor in the USA: second author after Ph.D. student or last author?

I am a second-year Assistant Professor in an engineering department at a US university. I did my Ph.D. in a non-US university and post-docs in the USA. I have a two papers that my Ph.D. students are ...
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Is providing funding enough reason to be a corresponding author? [duplicate]

There are quite a few questions regarding corresponding authorship on this community, but I was curious about a case where professors (P.I.'s) get their names as the corresponding author because they ...
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Removing co-authors after re-running study

2 years ago, as a PhD student in Department X at a European university, I designed and ran a study and then over the next year wrote it up for submission to decent but not top-level journals. I did ...
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Not able to find peers to publish with. Will publishing alone affect the credibility of the paper?

I am a Master's student, and I'm nearly done with my first paper draft. Although the paper I am currently working on will be published with my advisor, I want to work in research areas that my advisor ...
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Question about adding co-first author

The subject of authorship is always a bit challenging, but here's a dilemma: Person A recently graduated from a PhD program in Molecular, Cell Biology. Prior to graduating, A submitted his manuscript ...
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In computer science, which place should corresponding author be listed?

My supervisor, a master student and I just drafted and submitted a paper. My supervisor is the corresponding author and I want to put him as the last author. But he wants second place and the master ...
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Can a first author of a pre-print be demoted in the version sent to a journal?

Can a PI decide to submit to a journal a previously agreed manuscript, uploaded to a pre-print server, and swap the first author with someone else after introducing some changes in the writing? Would ...
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Dispute over order of authors

Consider this situation. A research plan is formulated for a masters student (M) collectively by a professor (P) and a PhD student (G). M runs the experiments but has no idea how to extract knowledge ...
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Do single-author papers actually further scientific progress?

I have just submitted revisions for my first single-author paper, and it was awful (pronounced with all the exaggerated fervor of a whiny millenial). Nothing triggers feelings of inadequacy and self-...
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What should I say about a publication that I have not contributed to?

I am currently an undergraduate student and I am applying for research Masters/PhD in the US. I joined a research group before to help out on a part of a project. My coworker in this group, a PhD ...
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Supervisor published my thesis figures without including me as an author

The supervisor for my PhD thesis has recently published a paper with another student. In this paper, the other student has replicated one of the chapters of my PhD thesis for publication. For ...
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Former supervisor authorship

I used available data from my PhD study database in a new independent post doc study. In this study, except for the raw data available, every other aspects are new (study design, hypotheses, analyses,...
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Regarding Publication Authorship

I worked with this teammate on a 4-people class group project. We did research, conceived ideas and prototyped the concept together. I just found out that he is publishing this research work with ...
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What type of paper is this and how should I input it into JabRef?

As a follow up to this question I am now trying to use JabRef along with @Jonas Steins python script to manage a small literature database on my local machine. I came across the following conference ...
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I did at least half of the work, I am not cited in the presentations

For some context, I am enrolled in a PhD in applied mathematics. There is a recent work where I, my thesis adviser and a friend of his in industry have worked together, with at least half of the work ...
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What order should authors be on arXiv.org for equal contribution authorships?

If everyone made an equal contribution in effort to write the paper, but no on the team but myself decided to post the paper on arXiv and no one opposed my decision to arXiv post, should I myself, the ...
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Who decides authorship order?

I completed my Ph.D. a few months ago, but it was 4 years of a living hell. My PI was super abusive, I had severe depression and when I said I wanted to defend (6 months earlier than the deadline) ...
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Why do some papers have 10-20 co-authors? [duplicate]

I am new to the field of academia, and when performing a literature review for really any topic, I am puzzled as to why some papers have so many co-authors. Most papers have only about 1-5 authors ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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In mathematics, is it a problem if all research is joint with senior co-authors?

If a mathematics postdoc's publications are all co-authored with established senior co-authors (e.g. advisors), could it be a problem when applying for tenure-track jobs? I wonder in particular if ...
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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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Becoming professor and showing autonomy - when to exclude supervising professor from co-authorship

Following common scenario: You wrote a proposal for a larger several million € research project with several university partners after your PhD, the project got funded and you are the project manager,...
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Do papers ever get published posthumously? [duplicate]

What is the longest discrepancy between death and publication?
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politely refusing authorship opportunity?

I (a grad student) first-authored a paper with my ex-PI and some colleagues. The paper was rejected from a journal. Meanwhile, this ex-PI also bullied me, did something else that was hurtful, and did ...
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Who should be author in an application note

Work leading to the application note During the c(o)urse of my PhD studies, I have written some analysis tools. I later collaborated with another PhD student to developed a proper analysis ...
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Developed technique but was not added as co-author

I developed a novel technique (from 2016 until my graduation in August 2019) in my area of study as a PhD student. I transferred the technique to another PhD student, which took all of Fall 2018. ...
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How is the corresponding author on a (math) paper typically chosen?

I am preparing a joint paper with my mentor. I am a math postdoc. How is the corresponding author generally chosen? What are the benefits of being the corresponding author? Is it better for a post-doc'...
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My name was added to manuscript as co-author without my consent; how to get it removed?

My name has been included in a paper submitted to a peer-reviewed journal without my consent, however I did not contributed anything to it. The corresponding author, a former colleague of mine, ...
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Can I use a method I developed or a data collected with a group in my project with another group?

I have developed a method/measure in a project supervised by my PhD advisor, and (a rather limited version of) this method appeared very useful in a project I'm working on in collaboration with a ...
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Published paper without advisor's name while receiving stipend from her grant

I know people have asked similar questions before but I feel my situation is somewhat different. I met a graduate student at a conference and we realized that we had a very similar research idea and ...

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