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Title Who should be the corresponding author?
Long Title Who should be the corresponding author?
Contributor/Contact Dale J. Benos, PhD (benos@physiology.uab.edu)
Contributor Details Dale J. Benos, PhD
Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
CTSA Alabama
Case Study Provided One of the authors of an accepted article (posted on the web, but not yet appearing in the print journal) wrote to the editor demanding that publication of that same article be stopped (and the posted version removed from the web site) until a disagreement between her and the other two authors of the paper was resolved. According to the disgruntled author, after the paper was accepted, the lead author made himself (a postdoctoral fellow) the corresponding author without informing the other two authors. No change of authorship form was signed (the order of the authors was unchanged throughout the review process). A perusal of the submission history revealed that the person(s) designated as corresponding author changed as many times as there were revisions. What should be done?
Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership Topics No Data acquisition_management_sharing and ownership Topics
Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities Topics No mentor and trainee responsibilities topics
Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship Topics
The significance of authorship,
Authorship assignment,
Inappropriate authorship practices,
Dealing with controversies that arise in authorship
Peer Review Topics
Editorial responsibilities
Collaborative Science Topics
Types of collaboration,
Working well with others,
Dealing with challenges in collaborative relationships
Research Misconduct Topics No research misconduct topics
Conflicts of Interest, Law and Policy Topics No conflicts of interest_law_and policy topics
Human Subjects

Citation Benos DJ, Fabres J, Famer J, Gutierrez JP, Hennessy K, Kosek D, Lee JH, Olteanu D, Russell T, Shaikh F, and Wang K. Ethics and scientific publication. Advances in Physiology Education 29: 59-74, 2006.
URL http://advan.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/29/2/59
RCR Keyword Research Paper, Collaboration, Journal, Editor, Post-doc
Other RCR Keywords Web Posting; Corresponding Author; Communication; Submission History; Stopping Publication; Authorship Disagreements; Revisions
Case Difficulty Quick
Type of Case Realistic dilemma
Source for Topic Areas Du Bois, J., & Dueker, J. (2009). Teaching and Assessing the Responsible Conduct of Research: A Delphi Consensus Panel Report. Journal of Research Administration, 40(1), 49-70.


Topic revision: r3 - 13 Nov 2011 - 11:57:43 - MarkYarborough
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