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Not getting credited on a paper I worked on for a year... (undergraduate researcher)

[Upgraded from comment, as per request] This is very upsetting, indeed, if you have contributed far beyond your requirements. However, if you now have someone who gives you recommendations to good ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

You can absolutely wait until after the peer review process is completed. If the reviews are favorable, great! Change your authorship status then. If the reviews are not favorable, that will be your ...
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How to deal with co-supervisor that does not contribute but requires coauthorship?

You "hope to go into academia after." - So be glad that you are learning early on what academia is like. "Am I wrong to think he is a fraud?" - Possibly not. Possibly it's more ...
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Coauthorship of a paper with big name prof

Let me give you a more pragmatic answer than all those saying that this is unethical. Yes, this is unethical, but pretty much the whole academic pipeline is tainted in one way or another. Those who ...
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Coauthorship of a paper with big name prof

You already know damn well that it's absolutely unethical to put someone as author on a work to which they didn't contribute anything substantial, let alone one which was entirely completed by others. ...
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Coauthorship of a paper with big name prof

I agree with the other answers that a person should be an author only if they make a substantial contribution to the paper. But I have another point: "Big name prof" also knows this. If you ...
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Coauthorship of a paper with big name prof

If your paper contains some nice results and is essentially done, then I think you should submit it before you show up at Berkeley. Once there, show it to your big name prof and suggest working ...
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Coauthorship of a paper with big name prof

Yes, by all means try to be a co-author with Dr. Bigshot. Just don't go and say that you have this paper already written up and you want to add him, because this would be prima facie unethical. Just ...
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Coauthorship of a paper with big name prof

Unless they contribute to the paper, they cannot be co-authors. But maybe they can contribute if they are so brilliant, and they can improve the paper. What you should not do is to add them just to ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

There are potentially shady reasons to change authorship or author order: paid solicitations to add authors for a fee, to punish a student for some reason, making a power play around an authorship ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

It is a bit a tricky thing to do, because at submission there are all ticks and boxes to check to claim that the submission is correct and fully agreed by all the authors. However, the editor has some ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

I don't think this is anything worth panicking over. It should be dealt with after the first round of peer review. To change it now the paper would have to be unsubmitted, then resubmitted halting the ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

Make your supervisor first author and include an author contributions (CREDiT) section at the end of the paper. Be sure to do justice to your supervisors contributions therein. For instance, if he ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

If you choose to publish with him as first author. Here's, one small Tip, some journals allow a note on the author order. You can possibly formalize something that, whilst not displeasing your advisor,...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

Tell it to the department chair. If he doesn't back you up, eat the second authorship and observe that it is unjust, and that corruption infected academia. You are going to Europe after this, right? ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

In all honesty, author order has a minimal effect on your future prospects. The bigger effect comes from being an author full stop, something many in your position will not be. While I understand your ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

Others have already, very eloquently, reiterated this, so my only question is this: is this matter really that important in the grand scheme of things? Your primary concern is to do what you need to ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

Scenario 1: The paper becomes wildly successful and cited a lot by people in your field. Then it does not matter whether you are listed first or second. Scenario 2: The community is lukewarm or ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

Too many graduate students and postdocs over-romanticize their publications. Your career, in academia, will be judged by the body of your work, not one paper from grad school. Even so, people will see ...
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Paper authorship conflict: Advisor wants his name on a research paper he didn't contribute to

You are in a terrible situation with few, if any, good options. The rule may be nonsense, but it can affect you in any case. I once changed universities to make progress for different reasons. It was ...
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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 I do not believe this is accepted practice in any field. If accurate, this speaks very negatively about your institution. ...
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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?

You caution is warranted. It is misconduct both to publish an article including intellectual contributions from someone you don't credit, and to publish an article, even a pre-print, without ...
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What is the proper etiquette when my advisor asks me to add non-contributing authors to author list?

As mentioned in the answer by @Ben, gift authorship is unethical. It's misconduct. There's no question about it. That being said, adding co-authors won't really harm you. You will still be the first ...
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Can I connect with the editor on social platforms during manuscript submission or wait until the process is completed?

Wait until the editor's conflict of interest -- namely handling your submission -- is resolved. That's just good general etiquette.
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What is the proper etiquette when my advisor asks me to add non-contributing authors to author list?

It is not common practice. I was never asked to do so and have never heard of it in my proximity. Maybe I am lucky that I was at a institute with a professor with high moral standards. Try to keep ...
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What is the proper etiquette when my advisor asks me to add non-contributing authors to author list?

He did ask if I was okay with this, but I suspect he was not genuinely asking and was asking as a socially polite way of informing me he plans to do this. I recommend you take your advisor at his ...
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Affiliation in collaborative work

Consider affiliation to be a mutual thing. If you are employed by a university or you are a student there then you are affiliated with them. It isn't about resources, but about a relationship that is ...
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