[Taxacom] Ethics? Whose name should be written on a publication asan Author?

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Tue Feb 23 12:27:17 CST 2010

Robin Leech wrote:

> Professors who know nothing of the work the student is doing often put
> their own names as first author on the paper when it is published, and that
> of the student second or last.

* this kind of behaviour does leave a paper trail, however, and students 
evaluating potential supervisors are advised to favour those who are 
often second or third authors in work they've done with their graduate 

          Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
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