Can anyone recommend a hack or plugin so that a single post can be attributed to more than one author?
Background: I'm setting up an academic journal. We have a staff of editors. The editors copy accepted articles into WordPress and create a WP account for the articles' authors--that way readers can click on an author's name and reap the benefits of <?php the_author(); ?>. The authors themselves never use WordPress.
The most relevant forum topic thus far is here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/30922?replies=12. It references a plugin called "Multiple Authors," which is flawed slightly. The plugin confers author status to anyone who edits a post--which in my case would be the admin and up to three staff editors. No good.
So can you figure out how to assign multiple authors to a post, almost as if the "Post Author" menu in the Write Post screen were a checkbox list rather than a one-choice pull-down menu?