Is mass authorship destroying the credibility of papers?

Posted in Research on August 24th, 2015 by steve

International“Is co-authorship of academic papers out of control? With one physics paper published this year by the team at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) listing 5,154 researchers, and with hundreds of articles now citing at least 1,000 authors, some scholars have started to ask if this ever-expanding approach to credit is rendering the concept of academic authorship meaningless …” (more)

[Jack Grove, Times Higher Education, 24 August]

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On Listening to Papers at Conferences

Posted in Life on August 10th, 2010 by steve

“I enjoy listening to other legal historians present their scholarship in progress. But I must confess that I find some presentations difficult to follow. The papers I most enjoy are explicit about the argument being made and what the paper adds to (or how the paper differs from) the existing scholarship. I may agree, or not, with the author’s argument, but the argument is there, up front …” (more)

[Thomas P Gallanis, Legal History Blog, 9 August]

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