I just had an article published and it was the first article in that issue of the journal. At first, I wondered if that had any significance. I had an article given the cover of a journal before but this specific journal does not have "cover articles." However, clearly only one can be first.
I did a little searching and I found this paper named "Do First-Articles in a Journal Issue Get More Cited?". In this (very short) paper, they claim that articles with higher importance, more creativity, etc. are generally chosen to be earlier in the journal.
My question is, should I call this out on my CV or not? I worry that, at some point, highlighting things like this starts to look a little desperate.