Is correspondence reflected in the author position? A bibliometric study of the relation between corresponding author and byline position

@article{Mattsson2010IsCR,
  title={Is correspondence reflected in the author position? A bibliometric study of the relation between corresponding author and byline position},
  author={Pauline Mattsson and Carl Johan Sundberg and Patrice Laget},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={87},
  pages={99-105}
}
Bibliometric indicators are increasingly used to fund and evaluate scientific research. Since the number of authors in a paper and the number of has increased it is difficult to determine the individual contribution of authors. Suggested approaches include the study of author position or the corresponding author. Our findings show that the corresponding author is most likely to appear first and then last in the byline. The results are dependent on number of authors in a paper and national… CONTINUE READING

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