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Inferring Authorship from Publications: An Axiomatic Study

Mukherjee, Conan LU (2016) In Working Papers
Abstract
The need to compare authors on the basis of their publications is well known. In this paper, we undertake an axiomatic analysis of the ways to measure academic authorship, for a given dataset of papers. We find that the intuitive Egalitarian index is the only index that satisfies efficiency, anonymity and monotonicity in terms of paper citation. This index divides authorship of joint projects equally and sums across all publications of an author. We also present a new m-index that accomplishes author comparison based on respective marginal contributions to joint projects. We show that m-index is the only efficient and anonymous index that satisfies monotonicity in terms of marginal contribution to a paper.
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Egalitarian index , m-index , monotonicity, A14, D70 , I23, O30
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2016:14
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Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy
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