I heard that in Chinese academia, you would not get credit for a co-first-author paper if you are not listed as the first co-first author. Is this true? If so, why non-first co-first authors can't get credit for their equal contribution? The area is bioinformatics / computational biology.

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    Credit from whom, exactly?
    – Buffy
    Jan 19, 2023 at 15:36
  • @Buffy science.org/content/article/… and enago.com/academy/paid-to-publish-the-chinese-cash-cow add imprecations of your choice
    – EarlGrey
    Jan 19, 2023 at 15:54
  • @Buffy. Credit that I meant was whether the universities would consider co-authored papers as my work if I am not the first co-first author when applying for a position in Chinese academia. Is a non-first co-first-authored (or sole first author) paper considered my first-author paper? Or is it not different from a second-author paper?
    – Junguk Hur
    Jan 20, 2023 at 0:13


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