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Thursday, 13 August 2015

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper?

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper?

Research Biologist Coins Term 'Kilo-Author' For Scientific Journal Articles. all Things Considered, August 12, 2015
http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431959428/research-biologist-coins-term-kilo-author-for-scientific-journal-articles

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper?
Apparently, Thousands Scientific journals see a spike in number of contributors; 24 pages of alphabetized
co-authors, Wall Street Journal http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-scientists-does-it-take-to-write-a-paper-apparently-thousands-1439169200

"His colleagues only discovered that his co-author was a siamese cat several years later when Dr. Hetherington started handing out copies of the paper signed with a paw print."

An example of such a paper:

G. Aad et al. (ATLAS Collaboration), 2015, Evidence of  Wγγ Production in pp Collisions at s√=8  TeV and Limits on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings with the ATLAS Detector
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 031802 – Published 16 July 2015'
http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.031802 -- http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032001

Yours,

Paul

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