[meteorite-list] How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper?

From: Paul H. <inselberg_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 7:28:02 -0400
Message-ID: <20150813072802.DW5JT.25089.imail_at_eastrmwml214>

Research Biologist Coins Term 'Kilo-Author' For Scientific
Journal Articles. all Things Considered, August 12, 2015

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Write a Paper?
Apparently, Thousands Scientific journals see a spike
in number of contributors; 24 pages of alphabetized
co-authors, Wall Street Journal http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-scientists-does-it-take-to-write-a-paper-apparently-thousands-1439169200

"His colleagues only discovered that his co-author was
a siamese cat several years later when Dr. Hetherington
started handing out copies of the paper signed with a
paw print."

An example of such a paper:

G. Aad et al. (ATLAS Collaboration), 2015, Evidence of
W?? Production in pp Collisions at s?=8??TeV and
Limits on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings with
the ATLAS Detector
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 031802 ? Published 16 July 2015'
http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.031802 -- http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032001


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