Most publications are created with the input from multiple co-authors. Traditional citation metrics give each co-author the same citation impact, even though the actual contribution of each researcher will not have been even. . . .
We have now added a new feature to capture the following authorship positions or types:
- First author: The first author mentioned in the publication
- Last author: The last author mentioned in the publication
- Corresponding author: An author is marked as the corresponding author in the publication. Since June 2020, newly released documents in Scopus can contain more than one corresponding author. . .
- Co-author: For documents with more than one author, co-authors are any author that is not a first, last or corresponding author
- Single author: An author is the only author of a publication