Ok for a couple of years ago I had a discussion with one of my close friends with excessive amount of authors for a pupblished paper in a scientific journal.
She likes it when all the people involved n the research is included, while I feel that at one point it gets a little ecxessive. At that point we were talking 10+ authors.
Today while searching I found a reference where I had to scroll quite a while before I got to the next one on the list and hence had to count the actual number of authors.
They were 228 AUTHORS on ONE paper published in Nature!
What I am wondering is what all these people actually did for this research, feels a little crowded in the lab to say the least