What determines the sequence of authors in a publication?

The author who most substantially worked on the draft article and the underlying research becomes the first author. The others are ranked in descending order of contribution.

Is second author on a paper good?

As you say, being first author is like the holy grail, but being second author on “someone else’s paper” is not bad at all, and while it does not scream “amazing” on a CV, it does bulk up your publication record and shows that you are competent researcher, and contribute to work of publishable standard.

Is it better to be second author or last author?

Have another one, even the second authorship, is definitely better than nothing. Not to mention your first authorship paper is not very good by your own evaluation. In the end, each paper counts. It’s always good to have another paper, even if you are second author.

Can you have two first authors on a paper?

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.” Even with co-authorship, there still has to be a leading co-author.

Who should be the corresponding author on a paper?

The corresponding author is the point of contact for editors, readers, and outside researchers who have questions about the contents of the paper. Often, the corresponding author is also the last author, but she or he may be listed first or even in the middle of the author list.

What is a corresponding author in research?

A corresponding author is the individual who, when working on a paper with multiple authors, takes primary responsibility for communicating with the journal you intend to publish in.

When reviewer and author doesn’t know who the author and the reviewer are as well as the editor doesn’t know the author is it is called?

Two popular modes of review exist. In single-blind peer review, the authors do not know who the reviewers are. The reviewers know who the authors are.

How can you tell if a source is peer reviewed?

If the article is from a printed journal, look at the publication information in the front of the journal. If the article is from an electronic journal, go to the journal home page and look for a link to ‘About this journal’ or ‘Notes for Authors’. Here it should tell you if the articles are peer-reviewed.

What does double blind review mean?

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.