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Table 1. 
Extent of alphabetical ordering, as judged by the proportion of consecutive pairs of distinct authors in the author list recorded in Scopus that were in alphabetical order, based on their last name and first initial. For reference, a long list of random authors would have an alphabetical score of 50%. For a consortium, the classification is based on the average extent of alphabetical ordering across all of its papers
Author orderConsortiaPapers
Close to alphabetical: at least 90% 873 (22%) 13,622 (43%) 
Partial alphabetical: above 60% and below 90% 1,488 (38%) 10,028 (32%) 
Close to nonalphabetical: from 40% to 60% 1,546 (39%) 7,623 (24%) 
Anti-alphabetic: below 40% 20 (1%) 67 (0%) 
Total 3,927 31,340 
Author orderConsortiaPapers
Close to alphabetical: at least 90% 873 (22%) 13,622 (43%) 
Partial alphabetical: above 60% and below 90% 1,488 (38%) 10,028 (32%) 
Close to nonalphabetical: from 40% to 60% 1,546 (39%) 7,623 (24%) 
Anti-alphabetic: below 40% 20 (1%) 67 (0%) 
Total 3,927 31,340 
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