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February 24, 2021

Can there be two first authors?

Can there be two first authors?

It’s not uncommon for the first author to have done almost 100% of the work. Two (or more) people can split the first author position by becoming co-authors. In this case, the two names lead the list of authors and a small symbol is put above each with a notation stating that “these two authors contributed equally.”

Does author order matter?

Although an author list should only reflect those who have made substantial contributions to a research project and its draft manuscript, we’d be remiss to say that author order doesn’t matter. Traditionally, the last author position is reserved for the supervisor or principal investigator.

What is the difference between first author and second author?

1st Author: Person who did most of the work, like write the manuscript, and do most if not all of the experiment. 2nd Author: Person who helped out the most, and/or person who mentored the 1st author (e.g.: if 1st author was grad student) the most.

Who becomes first author?

The last one is often the senior author of the paper, the person that has conceptualized and supervised the work, and the person in whose group or lab all or most of the work has been done. The first author is the person whose name appears first on the paper and thus, often, the person whose name is remembered.

How do you organize author names?

Rule 6.25 of the Publication Manual directs us to “arrange entries in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author followed by initials of the author’s given name.” We are also instructed to order several works by the same first author by year of publication, the earliest first.

What order do you list authors in APA?

List by last names and initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded again by ampersand. This is a departure from APA 6, which only required listing the first six authors before an ellipsis and the final author’s name.

How can I write my name in publication?

Formatting Author information: Always list the author’s surname before listing his or her initials. You only need to provide initials for the first and middle names, but do include initials for all middle names provided by the source. Include a comma after every last name and in-between different authors’ names.

What does first author mean?

the lead author

What is the author’s main argument?

An author’s argument is the opinion or belief that he or she wants to persuade readers to believe.

What is the difference between co author and corresponding author?

Co-authors, corresponding authors, and affiliations. A co-author is any person who has made a significant contribution to a journal article. They also share responsibility and accountability for the results. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all the authors’ contact details are correct.