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  1. Jun 2016
    1. Robert Garisto, an editor of Physical Review Letters, says that publishing the paper presented challenges above and beyond the already Sisyphean task of dealing with teams that have thousands of members. “The biggest problem was merging the author lists from two collaborations with their own slightly different styles,” Garisto says. “I was impressed at how well the pair of huge collaborations worked together in responding to referee and editorial comments,” he adds.

      The biggest problem was merging the author lists

    2. Physics paper sets record with more than 5,000 authors

      Castelvecchi, Davide. 2015. “Physics Paper Sets Record with More than 5,000 Authors.” Nature, May. doi:10.1038/nature.2015.17567.

      This piece has references to several of the famous hyperauthor papers, including the Nature paper where there were too many to credit in the paper edition.

    1. Research Biologist Coins Term 'Kilo-Author' For Scientific Journal Articles

      “Research Biologist Coins Term ‘Kilo-Author’ For Scientific Journal Articles.” 2016. NPR.org. Accessed June 16. http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431959428/research-biologist-coins-term-kilo-author-for-scientific-journal-articles.

    2. Am I getting, you know, recognition, you know? So if you're one of a thousand in a paper, you still have a paper to your name versus somebody like myself, who - I write a lot of papers just on my own. And I do everything by myself, and, you know, we both end up with one paper. SIEGEL: Of course, when one sees a thousand authors credited for a single article, it's - you know, it's hard to imagine a thousand people agreeing on a birthday card not to mention a scientific article.

      confusion of economic reward and authorship: one author = lots of effort, many authors = little effort.

    3. Oh, yeah. It's certainly not as though - and you know that they didn't all contribute the same, right? It's not as though that everybody got five words and wrote five words out of the paper.

      On confusion of authorship and writing in science.

    1. The rise of mass authorship and fractional authorship: Do too many cooks spoil the broth?

      Kulkarni, Sneha. 2015. “The Rise of Mass Authorship and Fractional Authorship: Do Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth?” Editage Insights(13-10-2015), October. http://www.editage.com/insights/the-rise-of-mass-authorship-and-fractional-authorship-do-too-many-cooks-spoil-the-broth.

    2. are that an author should have made substantial contributions to the study as well as to drafting the work, and should be able to identify all co-authors on a study and their contribution.

      This is not the definition of authorship at the ICMJE!

    1. Earlier this year, a paper on rare particle decay published in Nature listed so many co-authors—about 2,700—that the journal announced it wouldn’t have room for them all in its print editions

      Nature said it didn't have room for all the authors in its print edition.

    2. His scientific renown is a tribute to alphabetical order

      cf. From Marusic, Ana, Lana Bosnjak, and Ana Jeroncic. 2011. “A Systematic Review of Research on the Meaning, Ethics and Practices of Authorship across Scholarly Disciplines.” PLoS ONE 6 (9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023477

    3. How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper? Apparently, Thousands

      Hotz, Robert Lee. 2015. “How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper? Apparently, Thousands.” Wall Street Journal, August 10, sec. Page One. http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-scientists-does-it-take-to-write-a-paper-apparently-thousands-1439169200.

    1. calling this "inflation" is really begging the question. It can be that simply science has got bigger and there are more people bearing responsibility.

    2. Hotz, Robert Lee. 2015. “How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper? Apparently, Thousands.” Wall Street Journal, August 10, sec. Page One. http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-scientists-does-it-take-to-write-a-paper-apparently-thousands-1439169200.

  2. Feb 2014
    1. The “romantic conception of authorship” mentioned earlier as a formative trend of the rights - based theory of intellectual property is evident in the first pe rspective: t he notion that ideas are individual achievements and of indeterminate origin (not reliant on a process of building) (Fisher, 1999, Sect. II. B).
    2. Fisher points out that the rights - based, non - utilitarian theory is greatly influenced by two concepts: (1) the western ideology of property from Locke (that people are entitled to own the fruits of their labors, and should be rewarded in proportion to their contributions); and (2) the “romantic conception of authorship” of the divinely inspired individual genius or artist (1999, Sect. II. B).

      The first is the soul of the rights-based theory

    1. I t i s t h i s b e d r o c k p r i n c i p l e o f c o p y r i g h t t h a t m a n d a t e s t h e l a w ' s s e e m i n g l y d i s p a r a t e t r e a t m e n t o f f a c t s a n d f a c t u a l c o m p i l a t i o n s . " N o o n e m a y c l a i m o r i g i n a l i t y a s t o f a c t s . " I d . , § 2 . 1 1 [ A ] , p . 2 - 1 5 7 . T h i s i s b e c a u s e f a c t s d o n o t o w e t h e i r o r i g i n t o a n a c t o f a u t h o r s h i p . T h e d i s t i n c t i o n i s o n e b e t w e e n c r e a t i o n a n d d i s c o v e r y : T h e f i r s t p e r s o n t o f i n d a n d r e p o r t a p a r t i c u l a r f a c t h a s n o t c r e a t e d t h e f a c t ; h e o r s h e h a s m e r e l y d i s c o v e r e d i t s e x i s t e n c e . T o b o r r o w f r o m B u r r o w - G i l e s , o n e w h o d i s c o v e r s a f a c t i s n o t i t s " m a k e r " o r " o r i g i n a t o r . " 1 1 1 U . S . , a t 5 8 . " T h e d i s c o v e r e r m e r e l y f i n d s a n d r e c o r d s . " N i m m e r § 2 . 0 3 [ E ] .

      No one may claim originality to facts because facts do not owe their origin to an act of authorship. The distinction is one between creation vs discovery.

  3. Oct 2013
    1. THE MAN WHOSE LIFE IS IN HARMONY WITH HIS TEACHING WILL TEACH WITH GREATER EFFECT.

      adhering to personal truth and personal experience, authorship, is more persuasive. Walking your talk, and talking your walk