Letters

Statisticians should be coauthors

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.869a (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:869
  1. Mark A Mulleea,
  2. Ruth M Pickeringa,
  3. Fiona C Lampea,
  4. Steven A Juliousa
  1. Senior statistical programmer Lecturer in medical statistics Statistician Statistician Medical Statistics and Computing, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD

    EDITOR,—Neville W Goodman outlines criteria for authorship of published material.1 Medical research is often, by its nature, multidisciplinary, and frequently the authorship of papers reflects this. As statisticians we find that analysis is rarely just a “simple manipulation on a computer” but involves a great deal of time and care from …

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