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Must I co-author with supervisors as an undergraduate?

If the work is truly yours and yours alone then, in mathematics and some other fields, it is perfectly OK to submit for publication as a sole author. However, there are some other considerations that ...
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Must I co-author with supervisors as an undergraduate?

Students tent to underestimate or even neglect the work of their supervisors. I supervised multiple bachelor and master students. It was a lot of preparation before, during, and after their time as my ...
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Must I co-author with supervisors as an undergraduate?

In my field (theoretical physics), single author papers are rare, and the answer to your question would be: yes, write the paper together with your supervisor. However, in mathematics, single author ...
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Must I co-author with supervisors as an undergraduate?

The core question is: did the supervisor just check your results? did they contribute to the proof? did they help writing the paper? The first merits an acknowledgement, the second a co-authorship, ...
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Must I co-author with supervisors as an undergraduate?

I find the DFG (German Science Council) guidelines on this subject very helpful. Here they are (my highlighting): An author is an individual who has made a genuine, identifiable contribution to the ...
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Must I co-author with supervisors as an undergraduate?

In such cases, clarity and transparency are paramount in light of any possible future inquiries. It might be advantageous to request a written and mutually-signed authorship statement that you both ...
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Undergraduates Mathematics Research Paper and Future Path

I'm a PhD student in the UK so there may be cultural differences here. If you haven't already asked your supervisor about the research experience requirement and how people normally meet it then that ...
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