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Relative contribution should be given after each author's name

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7043.1423c (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1423
  1. William Foulkes,
  2. Norah Neylon
  1. (0.7) Medical scientist (0.3) 51 Lansdowne Gardens, Pointe Claire, QC, Canada H9S 5B9

    EDITOR,—Richard Horton and Richard Smith's editorial addresses the continuing problem of authorship.1 The authors suggest that a “film credit” style of authorship might be possible. This would be unwieldy. An even less plausible alternative is the use of font size to indicate relative contribution to a scientific paper.2 This would result in visually interesting title pages …

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