Exciting news: You can now add co-authors to community posts!

I am so happy to report that we can now add multiple contributors to a single piece of content.

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One of the most frequently asked questions we get about the community is: How can I add my co-author(s) to my Behind the Paper? (Behind the Paper being our most popular content). 

“I’m afraid we can’t add more than one community profile to a post at the moment” we would reply, proposing a workaround, “we suggest an acknowledgement line in the introduction or main body of the post”, before signing off “we are working to update this, promise!”

Not any more. The work is complete.  

You can now add co-authors to Behind the Paper posts. So if your blog is a collaborative effort amongst colleagues then everyone involved can now be recognised as an author. Here’s how:

  • On the editing page, you’ll see a new option on the right-hand menu:
  • Use the search box to find your co-authors - they may need to join the community first - and then add them to the content
  • Once you’ve added a contributor and published your post, they will appear next to you at the top of the content:
  • You can click on the 'see all' button to reveal a list of all authors on the post. The content will also be added as a contribution to everyone’s community profile. 

And to continue the good news, it's not only Behind the Paper posts that this new feature applies to - it’s all community content. Hurrah!

Do get in touch if you have any questions about this.

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Ruth Milne

Community Manager, Springer Nature

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Gao Jianguo 27 days ago

Bravo!
But I also suggest to make coauthor number limitation, e.g., the maximum co-author number should be constrained in 4, i.e., there can be five authors of each post. This co-author number limitation is indeed reasonable because many of authored posts or even papers are actually unnecessary at all.