Re: measuring affiliation

From: Jeffery, KG (Keith) <"Jeffery,>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 16:10:17 +0100

All -

I agree with Les; in the old days when some systems allowed only 3
authors then - because of alphabetic ordering - the team leader of a
particle physics experiment who obtained a Nobel Prize was not on the
author list in the system!

I'm afraid it is necessary to include all authors, possibly with some
method of highlighting those belonging to the institution at the time

-----Original Message-----
From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
Behalf Of Leslie Carr
Sent: 11 August 2006 15:52
Subject: Re: measuring affiliation

On 11 Aug 2006, at 12:09, Wichor Bramer wrote:

> I'm not too keen to include these in our repository. what's your
> opinion on this? Should only articles where al least the first author
> is affiliated to the institution be entered. Where can we draw a line
> (if we can).
> How much
> author affiliation does one need?

That's a matter of policy, but it would seem to be a strange and
arbitrary policy that required a particular percentage of authorship to
be allowed in.

Many papers (especially in some disciplines) have large author lists:
you could inadvertently find yourself discriminating against some
departments in your institution.
Les Carr
Received on Fri Aug 11 2006 - 16:42:44 BST

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