However, because when referring to longer author lists, only the first author is generally mentioned, the second author name in the list, even if it has an asterisk, is still considered a second-class position. One study found that the first author was more likely to be male if the first author with the same contribution was of a different gender. Another study from 2018 showed a similar trend. If the order were completely random, the ratio would be half and half. The fact that there is a clear disagreement makes clear that the two co-first authors are not being treated as equals in practice. This article is an excerpted version of the original text.
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