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I've always followed this algorithm: When in doubt, coauthor. All contributors who made a not negligible personal contribution are listed as coauthors. List author who contributed most as the first author. I for one think copublishing with a senior scientist helps the younger scientists. Notice that I write "not negligible," not necessarily "significant". ...


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I don't agree with the specific rules used by Hardy & Littlewood, but if you're going to have an ongoing collaboration with someone it helps avoid misunderstandings to have established rules. The ones I usually use are: To be a co-author, it is necessary and sufficient that you can point to some particular idea in the paper that you contributed. It ...


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I'd say credit for my thesis was done artfully! The potential coauthor is rather big in the field, and so as to not "dwarf" me this person chose to not publish with me. The major result was mine, however, my first result was refined by this person. I certainly did ask them to publish with me, even legitimately wanted them to, with "no" being the answer. ...



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