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How do you cite equal contributions?

How do you cite equal contributions?

The equal contributions footnote specifies if two or more authors contributed to the manuscript equally. It would appear under the author byline on the PDF. If only some of the authors have the equal contribution designation, the footnote will say, “These authors contributed equally”.6 days ago

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 the value of corresponding author?

Most of the time, the first author also presents the study during a conference. The corresponding author is often a senior researcher who helps the first author. He/she is responsible for the correspondence during the process of submission.

Is being a first author important?

The first author should be that person who contributed most to the work, including writing of the manuscript. The sequence of authors should be determined by the relative overall contributions to the manuscript. It is common practice to have the senior author appear last, sometimes regardless of his or her contribution …