I am trying to publish a paper based on my MSc. thesis in software engineering. I have considered myself, as the first name of the paper, and my supervisor as the second one, since I was the person behind everything. He was much concern about the structure of the thesis, and in scientific contribution, his share was something around %16.
But someone told me, a supervisor should always be the first name, because he has supervised the research. Is it true? But, i think it is not fair?
The questions are:
1- Does the order of authors' names convey some message?
2- Is it true that supervisor should be the first name?