Saturday, May 16, 2015

How many authors can fit in a paper? 2

In case you don't remember this post, here is my rule of thumb to decide the maximum number of authors of an academic paper: "The list of authors should not be longer than the abstract."

A recently published paper in genomics with more than 1,000 authors has sparked a discussion about the meaning of authorship over the past few months. Now we have a new record!

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