and Casandra : reading the ethical considerations you kindly shared, is it really the case always ... ???
i know Doctors who ask for authority just because they lend you a device of their own !!![/font]
But it brings me to an idea or general view on the names in papers: you just cant be sure that they are for "real"..
I mean: offcourse some names are known and will always be meaningfull... but face it: some names are on papers just for any reason you can think of...
I knew of a person who had his name on 2 papers because he wrote a thesis (when studying, graduation thesis) from wich a little bit of info was used.. however the info that was used was nothing more then the info gotten from an experiment from a prof. that the student had to do
(student just did the practical thing, nothing more..)
So is this ok or not?
And what about a person I know who has his name on 5 papers simply because he read the papers and corrected for writing errors or maybe big general errors every teacher in that field would know...
(keep in mind that this person is not a "researcher" , he is mainly a teacher and has no research of his own..)
I can keep giving examples like this..
The point being:
rules are there to follow , to make it clear when and who just be on a paper...
But as we all know: are rules followed by everyone at any time?