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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Plagiarism and Authorship in a Translation

My colleague's article was translated by another person and republished in the translated language. My colleague became the first author, and the translator became second author. Did my colleague or ...
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How to deal with potential data falsification?

TL;DR We cannot reproduce very good simulation results of our paper and the person who was responsible for writing the code and running the simulations does not have the code anymore and cannot ...
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Resolving a dispute for first authorship where the value and demarcations of individual contributions are hard to identify

My co-author and I (both PhD students in a university) have been working on a large-scale simulation project for the last 1.5 years. This is what we agree upon. I came up with the idea. We took an ...
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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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Did the professor “give” me this project?

Some time ago a professor gave me a small mathematics problem for independent research. While doing reading for this problem I found a substantially different but not unrelated problem mentioned in ...
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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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Am I being taken advantage of by working on a committee member's research with no payoff?

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Science which requires me to have three members on my graduate committee. Last August one of the committee members asked me to work on a project ...
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coauthor removed other author's name after reviews

I have discovered that a co-author has submitted a book chapter to a major publisher omitting my name of co-author list without me knowing. I was included in the first submissions, but corresponding ...
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Authorship dispute after author was removed without their knowledge

My supervisor, two other students (C and G) and I were invited to write a paper for a journal. The paper was about a project in which we were all involved. (C) though, never engaged into any writing ...
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Article based on thesis and co authorship

I graduated 8 months ago with 7 SCI article published. Recently, I submitted another article based on my thesis work. My supervisor, who actually has no supervisory role in my thesis except for ...
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Can my co-author remove my name from our paper because I am leaving my current institution

My professor and I have an accepted paper in a journal. The journal will publish it online very soon. However, I have decided to leave my current school and continue my education somewhere else. My ...
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What a PhD student should do when their supervisor orders them to have a name on their paper just because of grant purposes? [duplicate]

We are preparing a new paper and my supervisor tells me that we have to put the name of a person on our paper because he was involved in getting us the grant. He says it is because of future grants ...
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What is the proper way to denote coauthorship in a presentation?

I have attended many presentations where one person is presenting work that was completed by multiple people. In most of these presentations, the presenter listed the names of each coauthor in a ...
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Must I list my committee members as co-authors on a manuscript after being dismissed from grad school?

I was a graduate student at a university in the US about two years ago and I was working on a thesis. I was an international student and my advisory committee thought that my writing skills were ...
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How to handle a bib source with no author?

I am writing a paper in English and have a couple of sources that have no author. In German there would be the abbreviation o.V. standing for ohne Verfasser which translates to no author in those ...
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Should I agree to submit a paper with my name as coauthor although I did not read and understand the whole paper?

I finished my PhD in natural sciences in 2015. At some point during my PhD studies I did some measurements for some other scientists. Now they are about to submit a paper containing my data, and I am ...
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Does *co-authorship as professional courtesy* extend to bare bones proofreading? [duplicate]

Clarification: The proposed duplicate is about a different situation from what I'm describing. In that situation, someone contributed by assisting tangibly with the write-up, after not having ...
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Is it common to claim co-authorship by helping writing a paper without doing any research

In my research group, there is a researcher who usually approaches other PhD students who are about to write papers in order to offer his help. Normally, he does not actually do any research related ...
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Do I need permission from my past supervisor?

I am currently a postdoc in computer science. Last year I completed my PhD. I have published one research paper during my PhD with my research supervisor. I am trying to work on that paper. I mean I ...
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In computer science, what should be the typical author list if it's postdoc's idea and professor's student?

In computer science (particularly AI), in a project where a postdoc proposes an idea and guides a junior PhD student, and the student does most of the dirty/labor work, what is the typical author ...
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Co-authorship nightmare

When I was in my PhD program I started working with an Assistant Prof. X in the department. I collected a large and valuable data set and at some point X "borrowed" me two RAs to clean and to organize ...
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Do all the co-authors of a publication own the content and may use RAW DATA, text, figure or table for their own publication?

A third co-author C of a study in 2016 available on-line (under subscription) want to re-use the data (included in the figures or tables) of this paper with for others co-authors (A, B, D, E). Co-...
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Is uncredited use of grad students' unpublished research by professors accepted/common practice in academia?

I'm a master's student, and over the course of my studies I've conducted a few independent studies in which I investigate specific research questions that I formulate on my own. Those independent ...
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Discussing authorship/sole authorship with supervisor

This is a borderline IPS question, but I feel the academic aspects will be more relevant. One year ago I switched supervisor. Went to him with a formulated project (but no concrete results yet) and I ...
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How to politely reject co-authorship offer from a colleague?

I work in computer science. I wrote few simulation programs, designed the experiment for a chemistry work with my colleague. I have no idea about the principal aim of the research; I was only involved ...
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Do astronauts get co-authorship for experiments they conduct in space?

Astronauts aboard the ISS help perform plenty of experiments during their flight. Do they get listed as co-authors for the research they help conduct?
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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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Under what circumstances it is appropriate to add a team as a co-author, and how should I do so?

I would like to be able to recognize contributions in cases where the contributions of individual may not warrant co-authorship, but where the work would not have been possible without the diverse ...
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Please I need a help about co-authors roles? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student. I thought about 4 main top interesting objectives in my area. I also have done 3 of them totally alone. I have two main supervisors. They only give me a very general comment and ...
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Is there a rule of thumb regarding the minimum threshold for a person to be 2nd author of a paper?

I’ve been working on a machine-learning project for the past several months, and I will publish a paper on it soon. On the other hand, there is a person with whom I have worked on various things since ...
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Rules for notifying co-authors about re-presenting a project at a conference

I am a PhD student in molecular biology & bioinformatics in Australia. I have previously presented one of my projects as a poster at a conference. This was sent for review to all co-authors, ...
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Removing an author from a future publication

I published a conference abstract with a undergraduate student of mine as a co-author. The work was presented as a poster and the conference doesn't publish proceedings/papers. I am now planning on ...
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Journal won't allow PhD student to be corresponding author

I've submitted a publication to an ACS Journal where I performed all the experiments myself, most of the editorial work, and all the coordination. Other authors agreed to let me be the corresponding ...
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What is the point of listing 1000 authors for a single scientific paper?

I arrived at the printer room this afternoon to collect my printing and I happened to notice that someone was yet to collect a printout of the gravitational waves paper that has been all over the ...
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Paper submission with company affiliation

A friend of mine submitted a paper to a conference, about a topic he was working on in his company. Recently, he got fired from his company so unfairly due to colleagues jealousy (seriously). He ...
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Must my ex-advisor be a co-author in new research after the defense?

When writing papers about new research made from my doctoral research results, after my defense, must my doctoral advisor be included as co-author?
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What should I do if the first author wants me to write the whole paper?

I have finished three years of work in a Ph.D. program. I've published one conference paper as sole author, and have recently sent out another paper to a prestigious conference. I started a project ...
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How to politely ask a co-author to remove his/her name from my manuscript?

Just found one of my very old written manuscript in my backup folder and interested to submit it to some journal. I had written a Manuscript with 7 co-authors in 2008 just 10 years before. The entire ...
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Coauthor used large part from common paper almost verbatim in another paper

Some time ago I was approached by a fellow researcher that had an idea on an earlier work of mine. We started a collaboration and as a result we submitted a manuscript in a prestigious journal. ...
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As a student, can I publish a paper without including the head of the lab as co-author, against his wishes?

My question is, how can I publish my results without name of my supervisor as a co-author? Do I need their name in my paper? Is it suspicious if I submit an article without his name? I have a problem ...
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can I cite personal communication from a co-author?

I received a strong opinion statement in an email from an expert in the field who later ended up making enough suggestions that I'm including him as a co-author. Coming from me, or from the paper's ...
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Coauthorship outside my PhD work

I am currently a PhD student and I was invited to co-author a review paper on my field. Would it be ok to co-author a paper outside my PhD work without my supervisor as a co-author? My supervisor is ...
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Unintentionally Left Out Authors

I'm presenting a poster at a conference in the coming months and I unintentionally left out authors (the senior authors) on my work due to my lack of familiarity with the submission program on the ...
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What should I write as affiliated institute?

I have been accepted into college but have not yet started. The research I did was done before I was accepted into college. So should I add the college as the affiliated institute or not?
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Appendices to other people's papers - what's the incentive?

I've noticed several instances of papers in mathematics which include an appendix written by someone who is not among the authors of the main body of the paper (for instance, here). I'm quite ...
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In performing a comparison, how can I get authors to actually respond to a request for source code?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science and am working in computer vision. I have come up with an algorithm that my supervisors consider to be promising and publishable. It took me a long time to get ...
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Copyright on a research photography

I was part of a research group in a research institute I called 'X'. In this research we used a very interesting, colorful technique so I take some pictures for myself that are very artistic. Now I ...
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How to be properly cited with a two-word last name

I have a two-word last name which gives as full name something like "Mike Adam Pince" (just an example) with "Mike" the first name and "Adam Pince" the last name (no middle name). I have published ...
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Should all authors on a paper be comfortable explaining every aspect of the paper?

Say I am person A who has built up some degree of expertise in mathematical topic X. Person B works on mathematical topic Y and realizes she needs a result from topic X. She asks me if I know how to ...
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Removing first name on request by supervisor: how to avoid complications in the future

Say I have three names viz... Firstname Middlename Surname. My first name is quite long. My supervisor is requesting that I only use my Middle and Surnames. This occured with my first manuscript with ...