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Programmers, Professors, and Parasites: Credit and Co-Authorship in Computer Science

Overview of attention for article published in Science & Engineering Ethics, February 2009
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
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1 blog
twitter
3 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Programmers, Professors, and Parasites: Credit and Co-Authorship in Computer Science
Published in
Science & Engineering Ethics, February 2009
DOI 10.1007/s11948-009-9119-4
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Authors

Justin Solomon

Abstract

This article presents an in-depth analysis of past and present publishing practices in academic computer science to suggest the establishment of a more consistent publishing standard. Historical precedent for academic publishing in computer science is established through the study of anecdotes as well as statistics collected from databases of published computer science papers. After examining these facts alongside information about analogous publishing situations and standards in other scientific fields, the article concludes with a list of basic principles that should be adopted in any computer science publishing standard. These principles would contribute to the reliability and scientific nature of academic publications in computer science and would allow for more straightforward discourse in future publications.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 4%
South Africa 1 4%
United Kingdom 1 4%
Canada 1 4%
Spain 1 4%
Greece 1 4%
United States 1 4%
Unknown 19 73%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 35%
Researcher 6 23%
Student > Master 3 12%
Librarian 1 4%
Professor 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 16 62%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2017.
All research outputs
#1,096,893
of 11,275,700 outputs
Outputs from Science & Engineering Ethics
#109
of 602 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38,173
of 306,652 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science & Engineering Ethics
#4
of 9 outputs
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