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J Med Ethics. 2005 September; 31(9): 554–556.
PMCID: PMC1734216

The White Bull effect: abusive coauthorship and publication parasitism

Abstract

Junior researchers can be abused and bullied by unscrupulous senior collaborators. This article describes the profile of a type of serial abuser, the White Bull, who uses his academic seniority to distort authorship credit and who disguises his parasitism with carefully premeditated deception. Further research into the personality traits of such perpetrators is warranted.


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