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Authorship Guidelines

DeJean jan at ultr5.vub.ac.be
Wed Mar 1 09:28:51 EST 1995

Dag Stenberg (stenberg at cc.Helsinki.FI) wrote:
: DeJean (jan at ultr5.vub.ac.be) wrote:
: } Some time ago, there was a small article in Nature with some guidelines
: } on who should be author on an article, and in which sequence, according
: } to the work done. If I'm not mistaken, it was based on points per action
: } performed. 

: But that article is not The Law.

Surely not, but it's a good argument against people who seem to find it 
'normal' that someone gets co-authorships just because he looked up a chemical
in a catalogue or installed a program on one or another computer. We would
like to get rid of articles with numerous authors since they only degrade
(ridiculize) the _real_ authors.


DeJean                    Vrije Universiteit Brussel                   Belgium
              Instituut voor Moleculaire Biologie en Biotechnologie

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