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The problem with describing author contribution

Did you ever read the author contribution box on a paper you have contributed to with horror? Did you not realize you were hardly a part of the study, that someone else is claiming the idea, the analysis, or all … Continue reading

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Tips for job applicants: describe your contribution on multi-author papers

As I read through the second pass on our over 200 job applicants, I wonder who did what on the multi-author papers. Most people just leave me wondering, but every now and then someone will specify, in italics, under the … Continue reading

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Do reporters ever understand authorship?

We just published a paper in PNAS that showed something really cool. In summary, we identified the small molecules produced by an inedible bacterium and used as weapons against other clones and secret sauce for the host Dictyostelium discoideum clone. … Continue reading

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Can a big group write a good paper?

This week I’m at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at a Catalysis meeting on the Evolutionary Origins of Multicellularity. There are 28 people on the list. NESCent is the more recent Evolution match of Ecology’s NCEAS. We will spend the … Continue reading

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