One of my mentors and former bosses once received (from a journal
editor) for refereeing a scientific article submitted for publication, -
with the results obtained by his group, but the article was written and
submitted by a person who was the sole author on the article.
That person had spent some short time as a visitor in the said group/lab
and was not even the lead person on that project: he was only briefly
involved in that project (so, he could've been an author on the article
submitted from that lab, but not the first/second author.)
So, in essence that "author" stole those results by attributing them to
Here is a similar story from the photography world:
Sometimes you realize how small the submarine is...
(the yellow one, of course!)
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