I just published an article and, when I saw the journal, I was surprised to discover that they put my article on the cover.

My question is, should I update my CV to make special note of the fact that my article was not just published but is the cover story in a particular journal?

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    I did. Rather one should... the answers to this question are probably helpful: academia.stackexchange.com/questions/1280/…. Early in your career this might be useful. Later in your career, not so.
    – Ben Norris
    May 10, 2013 at 1:16
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    I also say yes. In some respect this is the equivalent of an award for excellence, after all the paper was picked out for one reason or another. May 10, 2013 at 6:14
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    Yes, you should indicate a cover article just like you might an invited article. Putting (Cover article) or a similar designation would be entirely appropriate.
    – aeismail
    May 10, 2013 at 9:05

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A cover article is noteworthy, but not all noteworthy material goes on all CVs. I include a note about cover articles on my CV iff I am also including citation counts. I only include this extra information if the CV is for something that is trying to evaluate the "impact" of my research.

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