Guest Authorship

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A practice in which senior researchers are listed as co-authors—despite having had little to do with the work involved in publishing original research reports—on research reports that are the works of others,e.g., undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows working in their lab
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Writings or statements of doubtful or spurious authorship. The word is used to refer to works that are attributed to an author but not accepted as part of the author's canon.