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Scientific authorship: guests, courtesy, contributions, and harms.

DrugMonkey asks, where's the harm in adding a "courtesy author" (also known as a "guest author") to the author line of a scientific paper?I think this question has interesting ethical dimensions, but before we get into those, we need to say a little bit about what's going on with authorship of scientific papers.I suppose there are possible worlds in which who is responsible for what in a scientific paper might not matter...

November 4, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel
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DonorsChoose #scibloggers4students: donate and set my blogging agenda.

You already know that the science-inclined precincts of the blogosphere are in the midst of Science Bloggers for Students 2011, in which we and DonorsChoose ask you to contribute funds to public school classroom projects which provide books, science kits, safety equipment and reagents, field trips, and other essentials to make learning come alive for students.You may also recall that the drive this year runs through October 22nd...

October 12, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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