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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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Updating co-author order after circulating draft

I recently identified a major methodological issue in a co-author's draft paper. I then worked for 30+ hours including on several weekends to develop, implement, debug, and document a solution due to ...
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How should one decide the author order

Some introduction: I am a PhD freshman studying electrical engineering. Currently, a group member (who I consider a friend, also a freshman) and I are collaborating on a paper in configurable hardware ...
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Will the journal contact my supervisor without me knowing?

I sent my supervisor a manuscript, he did not have time to read it, gave me no feedback, and told me to put his name in the acknowledgements. I worked all by myself and one month later, my supervisor ...
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How to approach publications when my information source isn't published? [duplicate]

I recently posted a mathematical question on MSE. I got a very useful, non-trivial answer that completes the last piece of information i needed to produce an article. By now, i haven't found any ...
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Coauthors rewrote and published "abandoned" project without my knowledge

I worked on some results jointly with other coauthors. We jointly wrote a first draft of the article, and we started discussing where to submit. Time passed, and there was not much impulse to finish ...
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My paper has been rejected for accusations of "gift authorship", what now?

I posted a month ago sharing conflicts that I had with my retired co-advisor about an article. This article was the remaining piece left to complete the basic requirements to acquire my PhD. This ...
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How to find a co-author for a paper I can’t complete?

I am writing a mathematical paper, and I have been able to complete 2/3 of the paper’s main proof. However, I have been stuck with the last third for more weeks than I can count, and I am getting to ...
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Not getting credited on a paper I worked on for a year... (undergraduate researcher)

I worked in a lab for about a year as an undergraduate researcher, and my research team recently published the paper in a huge journal, which is super exciting for the lab. However, while my PI had ...
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How to deal with co-supervisor that does not contribute but requires coauthorship?

I'm a PhD student with two supervisors, one main PI which I has nothing to complain about, and a "co-supervisor" that had a long history with my PI. He was my PI's student, then post-doc, ...
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How can I list the ORCIDs of all my coauthors?

How can I list the ORCIDs of all the co-authors on all the publications I co-authored? Assume that I don't want to do the list myself manually.
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Coauthorship of a paper with big name prof

I am 3th year PhD student. I have written 4 math-stats papers (good Q1-Q2 journals but not the top top), one alone three with my supervisor as a coauthor. I am finishing my next paper: my best idea ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

My boss submitted my paper to a journal, but he seemed to make a mistake when he entered the authors' names in the submission form. Another one was registered as the first author, so I'd like him to ...
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I have good results from a project that my advisor told me not to do and refused to help me with. Do I have to make them a co-author?

My advisor gave me a published approach (algorithm) used to solve some type of numerical optimization problems (however, it is old and ditched compared to better algorithms that came out after it). ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

In my university it is typically the case that advisors are first authors but this comes with having them do the first author responsibilities such as making significant (original) and insightful ...
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Can a pre-print manuscript co-author have the submission taken down if they object to its posting after the fact?

I really want to submit a manuscript to a pre-print server, where it would be only proper to include the P.I. as a co-author. Only problem is that our relationship is completely shot, and the P.I. ...
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What is the proper etiquette when my advisor asks me to add non-contributing authors to author list?

I am currently working as a post-bacc research assistant in theoretical physics group. I have been working on my current project for a couple of years, and it is finally finished. I have been going ...
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Can I connect with the editor on social platforms during manuscript submission or wait until the process is completed?

Suppose that I am an author of a manuscript that was submitted to a journal. During the submission process, I have came across the personal account of the editor handling my manuscript on social ...
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Affiliation in collaborative work

If I contribute to a collaborative research work in the conceptualization and data analysis phase (not with the PI), can I use the name of my university in the affiliation ? I have heard that I can ...
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Professor claiming first authorship on former student's project

A Ph.D. student at institute A recently graduated and left the field. They had been working on a project in the last ~2 years of their programme, as part of a wider research group, but did not publish ...
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Listed as an author on conference submission page but not the paper

I worked with a group of professors on a paper that was submitted to a conference for publication. I was told at the beginning of the project and then several months before submission that I would be ...
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Supervisor wants ownership of an Overleaf project I created [closed]

A student approached me with some ideas he had been working on in computer science and asked if I could study the result and then write it up into article format as he dislikes writing and that it ...
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PI wants to exclude me from collaboration despite having done significant work. What are my options?

I work in a multidisciplinary center, where a neighboring group started working on a topic I am an expert in. This group lacks relevant expertise, so the postdocs approached me to perform some work. I ...
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Do both first-author and co-author publications from a potential advisor imply current research activity?

I want to apply as a PhD candidate and therefore looking up on various potential supervisors who have common research interests. My approach is by first visiting their webpages, looking up on the ...
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Authorship for master's student who I worked with to build measurements during his thesis

I am a PhD student and I wrote a journal paper recently on a topic. The methodology and the results are completely my own. The idea is also my own. The way I build my measurements are based on a ...
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Contents of paper being included in a conference presentation by a co-author, first author is unhappy - why?

Recently, my student raised the following concern: She worked on project A, and she is the first author for a publication based on the previous paper from the second author. Now, this second author ...
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Seek for co-author for motivational theory manuscript [closed]

I am looking for co-authors for my manuscript. I am a sociology student and my dissertation deals with the intersection of sociology and psychology. I have therefore adapted part of it related to ...
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Evasive and non-communicative co-authors on a scientific paper [closed]

Apologies for the length, but all this context might matter. In 2019, I collaborated with an MD at a local hospital to write my thesis for a postgraduate degree. In my field, there is an expectation ...
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Should my advisor be on these papers?

I'm a PhD student. My advisor told me I need x number of papers to graduate. I am on a grant, but the Co-PI delays submission of papers I write (he has a company and he tries to patent them). So I ...
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I was part of a research work, but not going to be included in the paper

I'm a student. I was part of a collaboration with a different lab. I worked extensively with another student (and sometimes alone) for several months to produce material that was later used in the ...
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Is it okay for a co-author to share an unfinished manuscript with others?

I am a PhD student, I recently sent a draft of a paper to six co-authors to get final revisions before submitting to a journal. One of my co-authors responded saying they had sent to manuscript to ...
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Coauthorship or not

A year ago I began work on a problem. Shortly after I began in earnest, I told a very knowledgeable colleague about it. Because she is a person with catholic interests, she listened carefully and then ...
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Include my former PhD advisor in publication or submit by myself?

I have been doing basic molecular biology research since 2001 and am now doing other things that I love, but I still work with molecular biology. I was working with my protein of interest during my ...
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Being a coauthor of a retracted paper should I mention it in my CV while applying for a PhD? I want to be transparent would it affect my PhD chances?

During my Masters Thesis project I helped two of my batch mates with their project who worked in a different lab. It was related to analyzing micro-array datasets from NCBI deposited data. Since, I ...
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PhD student's authorship - clarifying contributions in publications between two supervisors

As a theoretical physics PhD student, I work under the guidance of both a main supervisor (M-S) and a co-supervisor (C-S) who is based in a different research organization and is consulted ...
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Should I offer co-authorship to colleagues who worked on a problem with me only initially?

I am a postdoc in theoretical aspects of CS/ML working on a quite theoretical problem. I discussed it extensively with two colleagues for a while. We all dedicated working hours to it, however, none ...
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Lead Authorship Conflict

I’m working on a paper with two colleagues. It all started out with a broad idea that they had. They were coming to me, asking me to do the data analysis (survey data). At the beginning I had the lead ...
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Ordering Co-Authors in a Large Research Team: Best Practices?

I am currently involved in a research project that has an unusually large team of about 40 co-authors. Given the extensive number of contributors, we are facing a significant challenge in determining ...
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Choosing Between Monetary Compensation or Last Authorship in a Research Project Outside My Field [closed]

I have recently been presented with an opportunity to contribute to a research project by creating a dataset, a task that would take approximately 100 hours of work. The project is not directly ...
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How long does one give coauthors to review a draft before submission?

I am a somewhat new PI, and have gotten a request to submit an invited article. My PhD student whom I have asked to author the paper is taking a long time to finish a draft, and the second deadline ...
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Is it ok that I am a first author on my predecessor paper?

My predecessor did all the experiments and included them in his thesis but he didn't have the complete analysis done and there were some mistakes in his analysis. Now that the paper is ready after I ...
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Supervisor pressures me to co-author his paper

The title says it all: my supervisor pressures me to co-author one of his papers. The paper is based on a study which was performed by a student in our department. In the very first weeks of the ...
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Leaving paper before publication due to personal ethics stance

During my postdoc, I began to question the morality of a part of my group's research project. But I kept working on it, and a year later, we submitted the paper to a journal with me as first author. ...
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How to politely ask for credits in a shared project?

I am a PhD candidate working on a component of a larger, transnational project that my professor got funded by an external donor. In this project, I am to work with two other PhD candidates and a ...
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How can a new corresponding author upload a manuscript using the same portal?

I submitted an article to IEEE access and during all the process I was the corresponding author. The paper was finally accepted, but in order to secure funding for the APC I need to make my professor ...
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Unable to decide if I wait for my coauthor for indefinite time? Not sure even if my coauthor deserves authorship

I am PhD student in mathematics, from Aisa region. I started a project in 2020 and a (assistant) professor from Europe formally promised to work together. This is my old question here, here, and here....
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Co-author university affiliation on a paper while on leave as a student

I am currently not an active student at my university since I decided to go on leave, although I plan to return Fall of 2024 to finish my undergraduate studies there. After of a variety of ...
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Advisor-student collaboration (or lack thereof) and paper authorship in mathematics: how does it work?

In (pure?) mathematics, author order on papers is alphabetical, based on the assumption that all authors contribute equally (e.g. as discussed here and explained in this statement from the AMS). ...
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My name was published on abstract but my name was not published on the final manuscript?

Can I send a letter to the editor and get my name published on the paper if my name was published on the abstract but not the final accepted manuscript. How should I best handle this sensitive ...
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Can a coauthor do the presentation at a conference?

I am the first author of a research paper I did under the supervision of my teacher (note that I am a BSc student of computer science). My paper got accepted at a conference. Now I have to present the ...
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Authorship: PI has put themself first and others alphabetical. Is this reasonable?

I’m looking for some thoughts on authorship ordering (social sciences). As a post-doc I was tasked with writing a research report. I have drafted the full original report manuscript. The report ...
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