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Table 1.

Labels, names, and number of authors in the journals considered. In parentheses is given the reduction year (discussed in Section 4) and the number of authors up to this year. One (resp. two) asterisk(s) indicate the journals where authors with one (resp. two) paper(s) are discarded.

LabelJournal name (reduction year)# authors (reduction)
NAT Nature* (1950) 63,791 (3,374) 
PNA Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA** (1950) 55,849 (2,495) 
SCI Science* (1940) 48,928 (4,788) 
LAN The Lancet* (1910) 33,416 (3,015) 
NEM New England Journal of Medicine* (1950) 27,078 (3,842) 
PLC Plant Cell (2000) 20,649 (4,712) 
ACS Journal of the American Chemical Society* (1930) 82,223 (5,301) 
TAC IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2000) 8,911 (3,603) 
ENE Energy (2005) 28,920 (4,491) 
CHA Chaos 7,409 
SIA SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 6,106 
AMA Annals of Mathematics 3,679 
PRD Physical Review D 64,922 
PRL Physical Review Letters90,993 
LabelJournal name (reduction year)# authors (reduction)
NAT Nature* (1950) 63,791 (3,374) 
PNA Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA** (1950) 55,849 (2,495) 
SCI Science* (1940) 48,928 (4,788) 
LAN The Lancet* (1910) 33,416 (3,015) 
NEM New England Journal of Medicine* (1950) 27,078 (3,842) 
PLC Plant Cell (2000) 20,649 (4,712) 
ACS Journal of the American Chemical Society* (1930) 82,223 (5,301) 
TAC IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2000) 8,911 (3,603) 
ENE Energy (2005) 28,920 (4,491) 
CHA Chaos 7,409 
SIA SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 6,106 
AMA Annals of Mathematics 3,679 
PRD Physical Review D 64,922 
PRL Physical Review Letters90,993 
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