Reblog: undergraduate co-authors

There is a short blog post over at Dynamic Ecology on undergraduate co-authorship. Fortunately, there seems to be agreement that undergraduates can be authors, and that authorship should be determined based on contribution rather than rank (which, if reversed, would be a rather, well, rank system). What I find the most interesting, however, is the comments section, where strategies for¬†fostering authorship opportunities for undergraduates is discussed. How do we aid the process and make sure we take steps to include rather than exclude? It’s a good (and short) read:

Our next question in our ask us anything series comes from Liz: For undergraduate researchers, what is enough of a contribution to merit co-authorship versus acknowledgements? Рvia Dynamic Ecology

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