Involuntary co-author

Involuntary co-author

Av Forskerforum

Publisert 1. mars 2021 kl. 13:11

In March 2020, Associate Professor Vegard Aune at NTNU received a notice that he had published a new article. ‘I recognized neither the authors, the content, nor the study itself.’

After many rounds of contacting the involved parties to have his name removed, Aune found that this was trickier than assumed. First in September the publisher included a corrigendum, but the article is still available online with an incorrect author list.

‘It’s sad, … one can ask whether there is too much pressure on publishing and peer reviews, and whether quality is being sacrificed.’

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