J.S. Milne (pictured here) wrote a list of “Tips for Authors.” Though intended for mathematicians, it may be equally useful to others. Milne’s list begins with this: If you write clearly, then your readers may understand your mathematics and conclude that it isn’t profound. Worse, a referee may find your errors. Here are some tips […]
This entry in our Multiplicity of Authors collection features several Quisiquaters and several Guillous: “How to Explain Zero-Knowledge Protocols to Your Children,” Jean-Jacques Quisquater [pictured here], Myriam Quisquater, Muriel Quisquater, Michaël Quisquater, Louis C. Guillou, Marie Annick Guillou, Gaïd Guillou, Anna Guillou, Gwenolé Guillou, Soazig Guillou, Thomas A. Berson, Proceedings of the 9th Annual International […]
We received a strange direct message (on Twitter) from Dr. Eric Topol [pictured here], who—to all appearances—was lead author on a study that lists (approximately) 976 co-authors. Dr. Topol sent the message specifically to say that he is not a co-author of that study. The study is: “An international randomized trial comparing four thrombolytic strategies for […]
As New Year’s day approaches, take a look back to Peter Tyrer’s words of advice, in 2007, to prospective authors for the British Journal of Psychiatry: A NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO ALL OUR AUTHORS No, your failure to have your paper accepted for publication is not because you have offended me or another of the […]
Here’s a message to count on. Behold this book. Does it add up? Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men – One Message. Four authors. EXTRA ASSIGNMENT: Write a fifty-word essay explaining why the book should simply be titled simply Why?