Will the paper's authors be contacted?
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Andy 46

When a question is asked about a paper, are the authors contacted?

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Andy 46

It depends.

Authors that are registered users:
If an author of the paper is

  • a registered user,
  • known to be the author (see Claiming Authorship), and
  • has not turned off email communications,

then yes, we will contact them.

Non-user Authors:
To avoid spamming anyone, until an email address is claimed by a user, we will only ever contact that email address at most once. E.g. if a user posts a question about a paper that includes an unknown email in it, we will email that author to let them know. We keep a list of all emails that we've contacted and will not contact them again for any reason unless the email is claimed by a user.

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