Author Order And Quality Of Publication - Postdocs

Document created by David Chesney on Aug 3, 2011
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A postdoc (Susan) completes and writes a paper on a project that another postdoc (Bob) had done a lot of work on before leaving the group. Most of the data cited in the paper was generated by Susan, who also did most of the writing. Who should be listed as an author, and who should decide the order of authors?

 


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