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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

I would like to be the single author if i am actually the single author. I do not know however if this will piss my advisor off. Has anyone had faced the same scenario? Yes, many people have shared ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

Not sure about physics but in many other fields, it is very natural to have some solo-authored papers during PhD years. My advisor is super busy with huge piles of papers on his desk, and is usually ...
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I have written one mathematical paper which I want to publish, do I need to give professor co-authorship?

If you have written the paper on your own and another person has made no intellectual contribution to it, then they have no claim at authorship. I don't know of any journal that requires a professor ...
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How do we resolve author ordering dispute for rewritten paper with new contributor and less contribution from original first author?

There's a bit of a gap in your narrative around: A new person joined the project; we ran a number of new experiments and re-wrote most of the text of the paper, including most of what C originally ...
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After graduation, my work was followed up and being published, and I'm named as nth (n>3) author, is it a proper arrangement?

I have had this conversation multiple times with my supervisors. It really depends on a few things and the order is usually agreed upon by the authors. You can put the order of the authors: ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

Yes, you should probably, almost certainly, tell them. It is courteous, if nothing else, to do so and the issue of whether they want to be, or should be, co-authors is completely separate from that. ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

I do not know however if this will irritate my advisor. I don’t know about your particular supervisor, but if I were them, I would be irritated by your approach so far for three reasons: You have ...
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I have written one mathematical paper which I want to publish, do I need to give professor co-authorship?

I agree with Buffy that going through a paper does not constitute authorship immediately. However, I will defend the other case. You can benefit greatly by including a professor in your paper. For one,...
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How do we resolve author ordering dispute for rewritten paper with new contributor and less contribution from original first author?

Generally you have to resolve author order co-operatively since any author can refuse to let the paper be published. In reality, however, power relationships come in to play and subordinates often ...
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After graduation, my work was followed up and being published, and I'm named as nth (n>3) author, is it a proper arrangement?

First of all, there's no such thing as a proper author arrangement. There are no laws or regulations about this, and there's even no universally accepted meaning of the author positions, so the ...
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After graduation, my work was followed up and being published, and I'm named as nth (n>3) author, is it a proper arrangement?

It depends. If the publication is about results using your method, then certainly you cannot expect to be first author, especially if you did not participate in the collection and/or analysis of the ...
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PhD advisor bullies me because I refused to give him total ownership over my research and help him copy it before it's public

No, you're not wrong to insist that only people who have authored the work should be listed as authors. I'm a bit hesitant to confidently declare that you should be sole author, because sometimes ...
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Is it possible to ethically use an undergraduate for publishing my research as a PhD student in the following context?

This question seems to mix up a number of different threads. Much research is collaborative in its nature. A project may involve multiple individuals who each bring different things to the table. ...
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How can I ask the professor if I could still work with them on the proposal?

For the title question, our existing Q&A How should I phrase an important question that I need to ask a professor? applies - professors are human people that communicate with other human people ...
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Authorship dispute...my PhD project was published with me listed as the 3rd author

I think you have a case in that you've convinced me that you've gotten screwed over, but I don't know that you have a case in that there's much to be done about it. Authorship is something that should ...
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Who should the authors of a corrigendum be if I am correcting someone else's mistake?

If you have a proof that the original paper has a serious flaw, such as using a counterexample to show that a stated theorem is actually false, and you also provide a correct theorem and its (correct) ...
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Who should the authors of a corrigendum be if I am correcting someone else's mistake?

Contact the original authors Unless you have very good reasons for not doing so, I'd urge you to contact the original authors of the mistaken paper. If your work gets published then they will hear of ...
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Who should the authors of a corrigendum be if I am correcting someone else's mistake?

Without knowing the details and reading your paper, it is hard to tell. In any case, it is your paper with you as the author, even if it is called a correction. Mathematics editors are notorious in ...
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After graduation, my work was followed up and being published, and I'm named as nth (n>3) author, is it a proper arrangement?

Congratulation for your publication! It is always nice to be part of a productive group and being able to contribute toward the progress of science&technology. Regarding your reward for giving a ...
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Is it possible to ethically use an undergraduate for publishing my research as a PhD student in the following context?

Let me at least add to the answer of tschwarz. Long term if you want to stay in this field you need to learn the necessary tools to be successful. This would seem to me to include programming. The ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

You're asking the wrong question: if you intend to publish the paper, then your supervisor will know about it. The fact that you are keeping it secret now is going to be apparent at that point. So the ...
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PhD advisor bullies me because I refused to give him total ownership over my research and help him copy it before it's public

This is a messy, complicated, potentially emotionally charged situation. My first advice is to try to remain calm. Brace yourself for any related interaction and prepare well in advance to keep your ...
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Does stating "authors contributed equally" in a CV/interview/presentation imply that a similar statement is made in the article?

I doubt that that such a statement external to the paper necessarily implies anything at all about what is in the paper. In some fields, in fact, author order itself is a strong indicator of the ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

Academics in a position of greater influence and seniority do abuse their position to obtain credit for work they did not do. Victims are usually junior staff and the better post-docs, seldom PhD ...
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Should I tell my supervisor about my upcoming paper?

I think your university, department and supervisor have a right to know if you are publishing anything - even stuff entirely done by yourself and someone else. This is because: (1) You would be ...
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Authorship dispute...my PhD project was published with me listed as the 3rd author

It sounds to me as if there are two papers. The one that you and your advisor were planning to write, and the one that got actually written after the new student got on board. That you get the third ...
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Authorship order changed after resubmitting to another journal?

As an undergraduate you probably have little power to change things. That would be a task for your local PI or supervisor. However, it feels like a selfish move on the part of the other group, ...
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After graduation, my work was followed up and being published, and I'm named as nth (n>3) author, is it a proper arrangement?

I hope you describe your discovery in your master thesis. And you gave it enough space and emphasis of the novelty and impact of your discovery. It could even be an appendix, if it would not fit into ...
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After graduation, my work was followed up and being published, and I'm named as nth (n>3) author, is it a proper arrangement?

Consider it your mistake not to have realised the magnitude of your accomplishment, and to have secured complete ownership of your intellectual property in the public domain. Claiming sole authorship ...
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Claiming authorship for substantial work on a single-author-only paper

What does "producing the models" mean to you? Did you choose something from a drop-down menu and massage the code a bit? Or did you formulate a mathematical model entirely from scratch based ...
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