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COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do for changes in authorship. Part (b): The corresponding author requests removal of an author before publication.
It is most important to check with the author(s) whose name(s) is/are being removed from the paper and get their agreement in writing.
Other flowcharts in this series:
Part a) The corresponding author requests the addition of an extra 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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