When extra authors get in on the act

  title={When extra authors get in on the act},
  author={Eugen Tarnow},
Sir — You report that more than two-thirds of Europe’s young scientists say they are not given full credit for their research achievements. There are similar concerns in the United States. A survey of 191 US postdoctoral physicists finds that senior scientists are frequently listed as authors of papers even though they have had little or no participation in the work. How does this come about? The results indicate that there is no standard process for the distribution of authorship among co… CONTINUE READING

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