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I'm a scientist who also does programming. The way I've always done it with my colleagues is this: If the success of your project depends upon my computer code, then I'm a co-author on your FIRST journal paper. After that, if you're just re-using the same code, then I just get an acknowledgement. But if I have to do significant re-coding (not just bug ...


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I don't have any experience with cowriting, so take my advice with a grain of salt. But I have two thoughts: First: If you're relatively new to writing (it sounds like you have yet to write your first novel), then I think there's probably a period of self-discovery and learning ahead of you. If your coauthor says "let's do X", but you don't have the ...


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Depends on your contract and the legal situation in your country. In Germany the law gives the author the possibility to check the accounting records of the publisher. I spare you the details (I am not a lawyer anyway). So you do not have to blindly trust them, but which tools are in your hands to check their account books depends on the law of your ...



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