Prevalence of surnames in each letter affects order of authors

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7342.919/b (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:919
  1. Benjamin D Horne, epidemiologist (ldbhorne@ihc.com)
  1. LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA

    EDITOR—Chambers et al's study of the order of authorship in a study seems to be lacking in at least one way.1 I have observed that surnames, especially those with a British origin, tend to begin with letters from …

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