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Is the order of authors' names important? [duplicate]

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 ...
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What should be the order of the authors in a paper? [duplicate]

Should the first author be the one that worked the most? And then by the amount of work order (descending), but the last one the most-senior researcher? Are there other ways? Which ones? Does it ...
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What does first authorship really mean?

In my field (theoretical computer science), authors of any paper are always listed alphabetically; our papers don't have "first authors". (Well... hardly ever.) In most other disciplines, at least ...
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Advisor wants first author. Do I have any leverage?

I'm doing undergrad research with a team, advised by a professor. I have a good relationship with this professor, but told us after the research started that he would be first author. I was at first ...
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Not being a first author diminishes the contribution of co-authors?

If a group of students (say, 3 students), produces a work which has been accepted to a reputable conference. All of them contributed equally to the project,from implementation to writing and proof ...
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What should I do if my advisor insists on being first author, in violation of my field's conventions?

My advisor obligate me to put her name first author name in my publication. What are the possible pros and cons of this order? What should I do if my advisor insists on being first author, in ...
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When will the authors be listed alphabetically?

Recently, I noticed that some of the papers actually had their author names listed in the alphabetical order. Say Mr. Smith contributed more than Mr. Black. Then without noticing the tiny footnote, ...
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When is it appropriate for a post-doc/grad student to be the senior author?

This is slightly different from What does author order indicate?. Our group has debated when would it be appropriate for a student or a post-doc to be considered the senior ie. the corresponding ...
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How to present publication output on CV when you publish in fields where author ordering conventions vary?

I'm doing research in two different subfields, one of which usually orders names alphabetically and one of which usually orders by contribution. My last name starts with Z, so I'll always be last ...
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Alphabetical author list in non-alphabetical journal

(A followup for this question) Say your field's convention is to have alphabetical-ordered author list. What should you do when your work is accepted to a (multidisciplinary) journal in which the ...
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How important is primary authorship in judging someone's research contributions?

I wanted to know how the research profile of a doctoral student or a post-doc is usually judged in academia. In the list of peer-reviewed conference or journal publications, how crucial is the ...
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Authorship change on conference paper after conference program is printed

I am a coauthor on a psychology conference paper that was accepted based on a short abstract. The first author became unable to attend the conference and offered the opportunity to present to the ...
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What author position on publications is best for early-career academics in physics: First or last author?

I am physicist, I do research in theoretical biophysics, and I just got a permanent position. I am still collaborating with my former postdoc advisor, with whom I already published, and we are about ...
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What is the ethical way of writing co-author names? [closed]

I want to know how much a contribution a person should have to be the co-author, ethically in computer science and engineering field. If a person help you to collect some amount of data (not all), ...
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The triangle problem

I am planning to publish a research paper based on my internship and don't know in what order I must include the author names or whom to include in the paper. Professor A was the primary reason for me ...

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