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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Former colleagues listed me as a coauthor on a paper without consulting me. Should I make an issue of it, or let it go?

Google Scholar notified me this morning that I had a new paper in my profile, which I was not expecting. The work in question was published by a collection of former colleagues and regards work done a ...
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How do I cite the authors of a web page that is maintained by Google and other contributors (APA style)?

I have to cite a web page in my thesis and I am unsure how to do it. Unfortunately, I could not find anything helpful for my specific problem. The website is maintained by Google, but Google also ...
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Removing a co-author when re-submitting a manuscript

My colleague is an expert in biology. Using his data, I have developed a new algorithm that could change the way we explore data in general (not only in biology). I wrote a manuscript explaining the ...
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A standard form for declaration of authorship shares inside an author collective

I need a formal agreement from co-authors of our publication describing their individual authorship contribution. In other words, I need a form (signed by all authors) that state the contribution in ...
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Can I show fragments of research articles in an educational video? [closed]

I'm considering making a public educational video about finding information using search engines like Pubmed. I consider filming the whole process with searching, reading and analyzing the abstract ...
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Co-authorship in exchange for paying conference fee

My BSc dissertation has recently been accepted for publication in the proceedings of a small conference. My supervisor has co-author credit as his assistance was naturally instrumental. While I'm been ...
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Professor is not publishing my work. Should I try to publish on my own adding him as a coauthor?

I went to do my postdoc (organic chemistry) in ICCAS Beijing, although I also had offers from other places. As soon as I arrived there, I was informed the professor had many unsubmitted works. After a ...
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How to raise concerns about plagiarism when the corresponding author has passed away?

After I left graduate school, my advisor (the corresponding author) and another person (the first author) published a paper with a lot of data from my master's thesis. I was not even acknowledged, and ...
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Regarding no eventual contribution in collaboration

I am an early mathematics researcher. Last year I was approached by a contemporary for collaboration. We started discussing the problem with possible approaches, I read all literature related to the ...
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How to identify the pronouns to use for a single-author when citing them? [closed]

I am writing a paper and want to cite an author's work. I don't know the authors pronouns and while I could go by pictures I find of the author online, I cannot find their pronouns anywhere. I can ...
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What options are there for main research contributor who doesn't agree with the order of authorship on a manuscript?

Long story short. I was the first author of a research manuscript submitted but rejected previously. I am the main contributor of all stages of the research from planning and research question to ...
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Request an extension for revision for a second time

Is it normal to request an extension for the revised version of the article for the second time? I have a manuscript submitted to a journal, and although I have requested an extension for two weeks, ...
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Ignored by supervisor

I have worked in a lab as a full-time PhD student; now, I am part-time. Since last week, my supervisor is not giving attention to my progress. Whenever I ask for a meeting, he denies it. When I send a ...
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My first name is spelled differently in the official transcripts "MO" and my published papers "MU", can I use this first name in the future papers?

My name is Muhamed A. Sewidan, I'm a physicist. My first name is spelt in my passport and transcripts (Mohamed) with o, and in my published papers (Muhamed) with u. Can this cause me any trouble?
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Should I ask for my thesis to be cited?

I face the following problem: I have done my Bachelor thesis at an organisation (in 2019), where I had a contact point (CP) who supplied me the data, did some brainstorming with me and read the final ...
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How to give credit to short term undergraduate research assistants?

My field is applied mathematics, and I regularly hire short term undergraduate students as research assistants to work on various projects. Most students, for a variety of reasons, cannot make any ...
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Google Scholar has erroneously merged two distinct papers with similar titles, along with their citations. How can this be corrected? [duplicate]

Two of my papers have the same name except for Year from the shared task; both papers are completely different. Google Scholar has merged both papers, due to which the new author from the 2nd paper ...
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Name isn't included in my article's google scholar citation. All of my co-author's names however have been included

There are 3 other co-authors, all of their names have been included in the citation. But my name hasn't been included. None of us have google scholar accounts, but only my name was excluded. However ...
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My Scopus profile shows joint-first authorship as co-authorship. Should I ask for it to be corrected, and will it have any impact?

I published a paper with four collaborators (another junior researcher and three supervisors) and it was agreed that the two junior researchers — who did 90% of the work between us — should be ...
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Author of public dataset requesting co-authorship: usual?

I have come across a published dataset which comes with a note saying that: (1) the authors of the dataset would like to be informed of any papers that use it (2) they might request co-authorship ...
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Will journals that do not explicitly require it reject an author contribution statement? [closed]

CRediT statements and other author contribution statements are becoming increasingly common ([1], [2]), but are not required by all journals. To prevent authorship disputes and foster transparency, it ...
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First, last, or corresponding authorship for PhD without a PI

My PI left academia 3 years ago, leaving me as an exchange-PhD student behind. I made 1/4 of the work in his lab. when he left I had to make an agreement with the institute to stay here and finish my ...
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If a journal publishes my article against my will, do they have the right to request a publication charge?

Three years ago, I submited my paper to a journal. On their website there was an impact factor. After submitting my work, I discovered that the stated impact factor is not official and the journal ...
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Omission of contributing author

I worked at an institution on a project for 5 years. The type of project I worked on usually results in a single published paper at the end of it. However, I left the institution before the project's ...
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Can an author claim sole authorship if the hired statistician writes half of the paper?

The paper in question is an analysis of government statistics to answer a question in sociology. The analysis was applied to a single government survey of a large population. The sociologist has ...
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Does 'order' matter for authorship? [duplicate]

I'm wondering generally how can I identify the authorship of a paper? Some papers might have specific signs such as an asterisk or a dagger after an author's name, but for those who don't have any ...
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Is co-authoring with friends a good idea?

Not sure if this question is a bit weird... I'm still a young researcher. I was wondering if it is okay to co-author papers with one's friends who are also doing research in a close field to one's ...
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Claiming papers with ORCID, as a co-author

I am setting up my ORCHID iD and account and am prompted to claim my published papers. For my first authored papers it is straightforward. However I am wondering: am I also supposed to claim papers ...
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When you can't find the author of some very old, famous algorithm

I want to cite the author of nearest centroid classifier. However, I can find neither the author nor the time when this technique was used first. Of course, I may cite the many book chapters which ...
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What are typical data sharing policies in research consortia?

Since I am very new into academia I am really unaware of typical regulations in research consortia. Right now I am working in a research consortium in which many different research teams will do ...
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Is it appropriate for reviewer to offer cooperation on a reviewed paper?

I am currently reviewing a paper for a journal (area of ecology, organism-environment interactions at various spatiotemporal scales, so including macroecology and evolutionary ecology). Now I am doing ...
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Is it appropriate for an advisor to add a student's name (who has no contribution) to a paper because of his nationality

I'm a PhD student working in the USA. My advisor has funding from a foreign (say Country X) agency. I worked on a problem that was proposed by the agency. However, I am not using their data. I am ...
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How can I quickly retrieve the Semantic Scholar IDs of all my co-authors?

Some conference is asking me to: Please enter the Semantic Scholar IDs of everyone who may be biased in reviewing your submission. These should include people like supervisors, family members, ...
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Professor proposes a question she would be extremely happy to get solved and I solved do I have to write a paper solo or with her?

My professor once came to my office and she proposed to me a well-posed research question: it was a theorem to prove that she was extremely happy to see and that would be a nice research question. ...
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Wrote a paper, supervisor couldn't respond

I wrote a paper based on research done with my supervisor, and sent it to them. They haven't yet confirmed they saw it. It's been some time, and I sent a followup. What happens if they never reply? I ...
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Is it possible to resubmit a manuscript to the same journal by a different author?

I received a response from the editor in chief saying that he cannot recommend my manuscript for publication. But he encourages me to address all the 4 reviewers' comments and resubmit a substantial ...
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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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