- Jun 2016
However, it seems that the academy is already growing wise to the nature of these mass-authored papers. This year, for the first time, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings will exclude any papers that have more than 1,000 authors, as they are considered to be “so freakish that they have the potential to distort the global scientific landscape”.
THE rankings will exclude papers with >1000 authors from consideration.
Is mass authorship destroying the credibility of papers?
Grove, Jack. 2015. “Is Mass Authorship Destroying the Credibility of Papers?” Times Higher Education (THE). August 24. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/mass-authorship-destroying-credibility-papers.