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Women ‘more likely to feel short-changed on authorship’

Despite broaching authorship early, women experience more problems than men when writing research papers

Women tend to feel they get too little credit for their contributions to research papers, whereas men feel like they get too much, according to a global study of the experiences of authorship.

Papers are still largely the academic currency that determines career prospects, so authorship is a crucial issue for researchers and a frequent source of disputes in laboratories and university offices.

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