Update: There is no need to go through a tedious process to claim authorship any longer. Simply write a new answer to this thread, asking for authorship of a submitted paper.
Since the first phase of the reviews section is now launched, it is time for the Paper Authorship Claims thread.
On PhysicsOverflow, papers and other material defined by the limits here can be reviewed and voted on by users. The reputation from the voting will go to the authors of the paper. To be considered as the authors of the paper (which allows editing of the submission summary, and allows you to obtain the reputation gained from upvotes on the paper), you need to have defended or explained your paper on PhysicsOverflow. The detailed instructions as to how you may claim authorship on a paper are as follows:
- First, register on PhysicsOverflow and log in to your account.
- Confirming your email
- If you are claiming authorship on an ArXiV (or any other database which paper, then please use the same email as your ArXiV account's email address.
- If not, use the email address provided by your university or institute if you work at one.
- If you do not have an official email, AND your paper is not submitted from the ArXiV or any other database which permits public access to submitters' emails, then proceed with your personal email, but note that you may be interrogated further once you make your request.
- Then, confirm your email on PhysicsOverflow.
- Now, you must either
- respond to at least one review of your paper
- OR summarise your paper by editing the submission or suggesting an edit on the submission if you don't have enough points.
- if there is already a summary, there is almost always something that only a paper author could add. E.g.
- defending common "possible criticisms" of the paper, for example by showing that there are some theoretical implications, etc.
- adding some hidden insights regarding the paper
- explaining the motivation behind the paper
- Or you may bypass this step if you have presented or explained your paper elsewhere, such as at a conference but you must link to this elsewhere in your authorship request in the next step.
- Then request an administrator to add you as an author to your paper by posting a request below. Please include the following details in your request:
- A link to the submission on PhysicsOverflow.
- Whether you have defended your paper, summarised it, or both?
- A link to your response to the reviewer (which should be made as a comment on the review), should you have defended your paper.
- optional unless you bypass the defence/summary step A link to any conference, seminar, etc. where you have presented or explained your paper.
If you would like to have a paper of yours submitted to PhysicsOverflow for review, please submit a request here.
Please note that:
- Multiple authors may be added to a submission, so do note hesitate to place a request for authorship if another author is already associated with the paper.
- The reputation points gained from the paper are not divided among multiple authors; instead, the entire sum of reputation is given to each author.
- PhysicsOverflow is not responsible if an impersonator gets access to your paper. We will, however, remove the impersonator's authorship and block the impersonator.