The Sound of Silence

Blogger Isis asks discusses what a researcher's course of action should be if a co-author won't respond to queries asking if a manuscript is ready for submission. She says the advice she most often hears is to include the author and submit the work, but she points out that some journal guidelines expect that each author has read and approved the work.

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