We’ve all probably had uncomfortable, just-no-good answer exists, long discussions about who gets to be an author on a paper. I know that I have.
Do students, do engineers, do people helped build the apparatus but left three months before the data was taken…?
That’s why a retraction in Environmental Microbiology has me really scratching my head… “Additionally, the authors were unable to identify Javier Grande”. Really?Retraction Watch)