CSallday Posted December 8, 2015 Share Posted December 8, 2015 I am currently a Masters student. I am working on a computer science paper at a top conference along with 2 other classmates. One question we are having is about the author ordering of the paper. We are all planning to apply to PhD programs, and so the author ordering matters a lot. Since we all contributed about equally, we agreed that we would put author names alphabetically by last name. My last name happens to be last of the 3 of us. Will being the last author of this paper not help a lot, as compared to being first or second author. Is there any way that I could indicate to PhD admissions committees that I had a large part in the paper - just as much as the first author? Will the committee assume that I took more of an advisor role in the project? (Advisors are usually last authors in grad-student papers). Thanks in advance for the advice! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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