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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 '13 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. – Peter Jansson May 10 '13 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 '13 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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