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Authorship in Research

A Russian website offering authorship in accepted research papers for a price is being probed for malpractice. Read on to know the reaction of the industry to this…
An author’s degree of contribution to a study can sometimes be identified by the order in which the names appear in the byline of the publication, but it is usually very…
At the beginning of each scholarly article, beneath the title, is a list of the authors. We get so used to writing our name, together with the names of our co-authors…
The previous post explained the main duties of the corresponding author before a manuscript is submitted to the journal. This post talks about what a corresponding…
The role of a corresponding author is an important one in the publication process. This post gives you a brief idea of what it means to be a corresponding author of a…
We have heard of co-authors being denied authorship, but what if researchers who have not been a part of a paper are listed as co-authors without their knowledge?…
We have heard of authors not being given credit for a work they have significantly contributed to. However, have you heard of any author who himself wishes to remain…
Publishing a research paper anonymously: A case study
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The role and definition of authorship in scientific and medical publishing has become increasingly complicated in recent years. With a proliferation of…
What happens if one of the co-authors of a study passes away during manuscript preparation. Does his intellectual contribution merit authorship even if he has not been…
Can a deceased person be a co-author? A case study
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With collaboration and mobility becoming the norm in research, there are cases where a manuscript might have more than one corresponding author. Do journals allow this?…