[Bioc-devel] Can copy right holder and correspondence be two differentindividuals?

Gabe Becker becker.gabe at gene.com
Sat May 20 19:29:53 CEST 2017

So r packages don't really have a formal "corresponding author" concept,
though they do have a number of related concepts that may do what you need:

Authors/creators/contributors go in the authors (@R) field in the
description. These are the people who created the package.

Copyright holder is a formally separate concept. This is the person or
entity that *owns* the software. This goes in the copyright field in the

Maintainer is the person or persons that bug reports, feature requests etc
should go to. They maintain the software and need not be an author (I
think), but very often will be. These go into the maintainer field in the
descrptuon. I think this is closest to what you mean by correspondence but
I'm not certain.

Hope that helps,

On May 20, 2017 9:40 AM, "Arman Sh" <sh88.arman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I’m developing a Bioconductor package in which I’m creator and author but
> someone else is the corresponding autho. Is the following code correct for
> the R package description file? Is the corresponding author being cited?
> She is supervising the overall procedure but she is not a programmer.
> Best regards,
> Arman
> Authors at R: c(
>              person(
>                given = "A****", family = "S******",
>                email = "**********@hotmail.com",
>                role = c("aut", "cre", "cph")
>              ),
>              person(
>                given = "M******", family = "***********",
>                email = "*************@yahoo.com",
>                role = c("rcp")
>              )
>            )
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