Rights to Authorship

From The Embassy of Good Science

Rights to Authorship

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Oscar Martinez is a grad student who improved code used in Nick Manson's study. He later noticed that Manson published a paper which relied heavily on the new code and requested to be counted as one of the authors of the papers. Manson claimed that an acknowledgement was sufficient as he did the rest of the work on his own. The case study asks whether Martinez's contribution merits authorship.

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