Byline: Sanjay. Singh, Swastika. Suvirya, Rahul. Chaudhary
Authorship of a paper usually provides academic rewards. An author is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contribution to a published work.[sup]  We have noted that sometimes the number of authors for less exhaustive sections of a journal, such as case reports, is 7 or 8 or even more.
Purpose of this work was to find out the average number of authors of single case reports in two reputed dermatology journals, and whether there are significant differences between them in this regard. We selected two reputed dermatology journals - Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology (IJDVL), and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD). As some of the case reports included more than one case, we selected only those reports that discussed single cases (single case reports). We …