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July 15, 2010

We were interested to read your report that the number of authors per published paper has significantly increased in the past 20 years ("The expanding universe of scientific authorship", 8 July), and that some of this might have been due to the pressure to include people in research assessments. Is there any evidence that more multi-authoring is taking place in any other type of academic output?

R.E. Heff; Juan Starr; Rhys Urch; Ray Tings; Si Tation-Count; Hayley C. Lektiv; C.V. Filla; May Dupnames (and Mark Griffiths, professor of gambling studies, Nottingham Trent University).

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