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How to list coauthors on CV

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:35 pm
by Andrew
exactly. I would also add that anything that appears as "excuse-making" does not make the applicant look very good.

How to list coauthors on CV

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:55 am
by Brian
When we write technical reports and grants we use a format like this...

Dr. Soandso is the author and co-author of a number of publications including:

"Title" Journal, Vol, pp, (Date), With Author A, Author B and Author C


I know this is a nonstandard format, but it highlights the work that was performed rather than "who's on first." This also forces the reviewer to evaluate the type of work you have done rather that "scan for the number of first authorships."

My $0.02

You guys are kidding yourselves!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:55 pm
by Paul
No offense to anyone but I am AMAZED at the igorance surrounding the issue of "co-first", "equal contribution", or whatever a journal wants to call it these days.

The current issue of Immunity, a Cell Press journal, has a total of 11 research articles. SIX of these have "equal contributions" for authors! TWO have THREE "equal contributing authors"!!!

To claim that these papers are published with "only one first author" is going to upset some hard working people out there! My take on the statement of "equal contribution" is that the journal is accepting the FACT that there are more than one first author. Why else would they allow this practice? Its, therefore, a misrepresentation to represent yourself as a second author, or lower. The concept of "misrepresentation" being "unethical" applies both ways.

You guys are kidding yourselves!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:32 pm
by Paul
I still argue that these people are "first authors" and, by ethical right, are entitled to list themselves first on their resume, thereby ensuring they fully display their acheivement.

I get the concept of how it truely looked on paper but thats NOT truely how it was meant.

I guess the asterix is the simplest solution...but mine would be in 36 font, bold and animated if it was my resume being emailed!!! :)