Which author is normally responsible for sharing reprints of a publication with readers?
The corresponding author.
Reprints of a publication are usually shared with readers by the accompanying author.
The senior author, known as the corresponding author, is in charge of providing intellectual input to the research. He is in charge of allowing protocols to be followed in a specific study. The information provided by the related author is thought to be accurate and trustworthy.
The obligations of the first author and the corresponding author are clearly separated.