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I think every scientist must have different criteria for deciding who will
be listed as a co-author. I have been offered to be listed as co-author in
return for creating an illustration for the paper. (I declined to do the
illustration, since a co-authorship isn't going to pay the bills). I suspect
that this was the scientist's way of dealing with inadequate funding, and I
don't blame him one bit for using the authorship as a form of payment, if
that's what it takes.
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*Emily S. Damstra*
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On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Raymond King <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I am a biologist and completely agree with Britt.  You would have to make
> some pretty significant contributions to the article in order to be listed
> as a co-author or contributor other than illustrator.  Scientists tend to be
> very, very territorial about their published research.  Might not be fair
> but that's the way it is.
> Ray
>

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