COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on Changes in authorship, Part (d) A request is received for the removal of an author after publication.
Ask why the author wishes to be removed from list – refer to journal guidelines orthe authorship declaration which should state that all authors meet the appropriate criteria. Ask if author suspects fraud or misconduct.
Other flowcharts in this series:
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Author Developed for COPE by Liz Wager of Sideview © 2013 Committee on Publication Ethics First published 2006
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COPE Council.Request for removal of author after publication. Version 2. 2013
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