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The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2018 issue of
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2018 issue of
Gender Gap in Science Publishing
Tanya Lewis | May 10, 2016
Study reveals trends in the frequency of female first authors on medical studies.
TS Picks: September 29, 2015
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2015
Detailing publication contributions; mining human connectomes; all about mutations
Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”
Kerry Grens | Aug 19, 2015
A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.
Opinion: Senior Scientists Should Be Writing
Jens P. Goetze and Jens F. Rehfeld | Apr 7, 2015
Three reasons why authorship matters, even—perhaps especially—to established scholars
PubPeer Threatened with Legal Action
Kate Yandell | Aug 19, 2014
The moderators of the post-publication peer review forum say they could be facing their first legal case.
Opinion: Authorship 2.0
Midhat H. Abdulreda | Nov 19, 2013
Reconsidering scientific contributions in the digital age.
Week in Review: October 14–18
Tracy Vence | Oct 18, 2013
Ancient mosquito fossilized with blood meal; waste in academic research; the ethics of guest authorship; US government shutdown ends
Opinion: Honorary Authorship Is Antiquated Etiquette
Midhat H. Abdulreda | Oct 16, 2013
Though the practice may be well-intentioned, naming courtesy authors can hurt science and scientists.