[Rd] authorship and citation

Adrian Dușa dusa.adrian at unibuc.ro
Wed Oct 7 01:04:12 CEST 2015

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 1:07 AM, Gabriel Becker <gmbecker at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

> [...]
>> The work of the other author is duly acknowledged in his position in the
>> authors' list.
>> As I previously wrote, citing Dusa and Other (2015) implies equal
>> citation rights for unequal work, a thing that I am uncomfortable with.
>> There is a huge amount of work being involved in this subsequent version,
>> to which the former author didn't contribute anything at all...
> It really doesn't imply this at all, at least to me (and I don't think I'm
> alone here).  In most authorship-listing schemes first author is the one
> who did the most direct work (wrote the draft, in the case of an article).
> On the other hand, citing Dusa (2015) implies NO work by Other in the
> entity being cited. That is clearly and concretely not the case.

That is another way of looking at things, but I don't necessarily agree
with you. It doesn't imply NO work, since that is duly recognised by the
presence of the Other in the authors' list.
And I have nevertheless changed my suggestion from Dusa (2015) with a
citation of a previous (older, 2007) article, one that laid the very
foundations for the package, and an article that the Other had also no
contribution at all.

Given that many other packages seem to have the liberty to do so, the
question is under what conditions do I have this liberty as well.

Best wishes,

Adrian Dusa
University of Bucharest
Romanian Social Data Archive
Soseaua Panduri nr.90
050663 Bucharest sector 5

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