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Can a co-author prevent me from submitting our joint paper to any journal except the one he prefers?

I‘ve been told (by a PI who is a co-author of the paper) that I cannot submit a jointly authored paper to any journal in my field except Frontiers because anything else is “politically incorrect” or “...
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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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Is there an issue with splitting up papers already posted on ArXiV?

A co-author and I completed a paper and posted it on ArXiV. Since then, the paper has been rejected many times. The paper has a few good ideas in it, but they were not put in context nor executed well....
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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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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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Should a math paper use non-alphabetical ordering of authors' names for unequal contributions?

Using alphabetical ordering for authors' names is a long established tradition in mathematics. In the situations of extremely unequal contributions, is it reasonable to break from this tradition? Has ...
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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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How can I secure a solo-authored paper as a PhD student, while working with a supervisor who has reputation of forcing coauthorship?

My supervisor has a bad reputation of forcing their name on papers at the final stage of research. The advisor is literally contributing zero or close to zero to my project, nothing more than- or ...
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Is it common that the last author gets all the credits when the work becomes hugely successful?

Whenever I read news about some scientific breakthrough, names that come up are mostly of the group leaders, a.k.a. last authors. I believe in most cases, it is rightfully for the last author to get ...
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My supervisor is putting my name on a paper I disagree with. What will happen if it is found to be wrong?

My supervisor is publishing a paper and naming me as the first author. I did the data analysis for the paper but part of the interpretation in the paper I regard as wrong. I argued with him but he ...
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How to gracefully walk away from coauthored paper

I am working on a coauthored paper which I would like to step away from. How can I do so very tactfully and gracefully? I want to step away because I don't quite agree with the direction the paper ...
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Plagarism by a co-author in my paper

I recently submitted a manuscript for review to a journal. The manuscript was a result of an independent study and therefore, had 8 authors (students, advisors and a few other relevant collaborators). ...
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How to reach out for research collaboration?

I am an early career researcher (pre-PhD) and planning to work on research articles before applying to PhD studies. May I ask is there any clear cut method to approach well-established scholars to ask ...
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Minor contribution to software publication: To coauthor or not to coauthor?

I've been invited to be a coauthor on a software publication for an open source program where I contributed a minor bugfix. My contribution was small, and I certainly wouldn't have been offended if I ...
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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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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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Co-authorship for grammatical editing

Can someone who makes some corrections on paper grammatically be considered as a co-author?
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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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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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Whether to add co-author who helped in modifying a journal paper based on a peer-review feedback?

Should I include as co-author someone who helped me in modifying a journal paper based on a peer-review I have received?
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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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How should I confront an under-performing coauthor?

I'm working on a study with a coauthor; the ratio of the work distribution is about 90/10, me. On the one hand, this person was the one to approach me about collaborating on a project, and suggested a ...