second author on a publication

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second author on a publication

Postby irockhard » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:07 am

How big of a deal is to be the second author of an article published in a highly respected journal, say Physical Review B?

Obviously it's not as significant as being the first author. But can it still help your grad school application a lot?

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Re: second author on a publication

Postby pqortic » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:58 pm

being the 5th or 4th will help a lot too. you may have been shocked with publishing it in PhysRew.

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Re: second author on a publication

Postby secander2! » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:03 am

I sure hope so! I'm on a publication with about 15 other authors (a small paper for particle physics) listen in alphabetical order, and I'm told that it should help a good bit! If you're second author on a Phys Review B paper, I'd imagine you'd get quite a few bonus points :D

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Re: second author on a publication

Postby coreycwgriffin » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:03 pm

Even if you're the last author -- a publication is a publication, and research experience is better than no research experience.

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