A user has created a tag and proposed the following definition for the tag wiki excerpt:

The authors, students and advisors contribution to an academic publication. Questions like how much contribution is needed to be a co-author of a paper best fits to this tag.

So far the tag has been applied to

(It's not clear to me, based on the suggested definition, how this tag is relevant to the first two.)

Is this tag useful and/or necessary? If so, can someone explain how it applies to the first two questions listed above?


I think that this tag is unnecessary, given that the tag is explicitly defined to include issues related to contribution to an academic publication.

It seems like this tag (unless defined much more narrowly) would overlap almost 100% with .

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    I would just call this a "synonym" for tagging purposes. – aeismail Jul 21 '14 at 17:57
  • @aesmail we don't want synonyms, do we? How does that work? – ff524 Jul 21 '14 at 17:58
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    I think it's exactly what we're looking for here. Here's a how-to guide. – aeismail Jul 21 '14 at 18:34
  • @aeismail given that it's on only three questions, all three are bumped anyways, and I don't think it's appropriate on two of them, I would rather just delete the tag – ff524 Jul 21 '14 at 18:37
  • Fair enough. (But the link is useful enough to keep handy for future reference!) – aeismail Jul 21 '14 at 19:12

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