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Publication question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Drhigh, 09.25.14.

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  1. Drhigh

    Drhigh 2+ Year Member

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    I was recently named as an author in a paper that is going to be published. I worked principally under the postdoc and it was the two of us doing experiments and we finished our project. However we both left the lab before the paper got published and 2 other postdoc and the pi wrote the manuscript which got accepted.

    My question is it okay for me to be named as an author on that paper and tell med school about it even though I didn't "write" the paper? Also is there a difference between being listed as third and fourth author?
     
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  3. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    Not all of the authors write the paper. You can get listed as an author if you contributed meaningful work towards the paper, which includes running experiments and analyzing data. There's no difference between 3rd and 4th author.
     

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