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COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on changes in authorship, Part (a) The corresponding author requests the addition of an extra author before publication.
Major changes in response to reviewer comments, e.g. adding new data might justify the inclusion of a new author.
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Part b) The corresponding author requests removal of an author before publication.
Part c) A request is received for the addition of an extra author after publication.
Part d) A request is received for the removal of an author after publication.
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