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  • Alvina Lai

Jurgita’s new paper in npj Precision Oncology!

Jurgita performed a thorough systematic review on 247 articles. I’m very proud of her achievements, considering that she’s only in the first year of her PhD studies.


As a corresponding author, Jurgita also led the submission, revision and communication with the journal.


It makes me happy to see students learning the ropes of the academic peer review process at an early stage. This practice should be the norm; however, it seems to be uncommon elsewhere as early career researchers and students are rarely allowed to be corresponding authors.


This was certainly the case for me when I was a student. Even as a postdoc, I had to negotiate terms with the PI to be a co-corresponding author and I was not always successful.


Let’s all rise to the challenge to overcome this antiquated approach to academic authorship.