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April 29, 2012 10:20 AM Subscribe
How I do I cite a massively multi-authored paper on my CV?
I just learned that I will be included in the author list of two papers that will appear in Nature. There are more than a hundred authors, and I am not among the first 20. I know how I would cite these in a paper (Author 1, Author 2, et al), but how should I list these on my CV?
This sort of thing is very unusual in my discipline (social sciences), in which conventions dictate that we keep author lists in order, e.g.:
Author 1, Author 2, googly, et al. "Blah Blah Blah" Journal of Blahdy-Blah
It would be strange to not have my name on the author list, and I would not be comfortable changing the order in a way that might give the impression that I am giving myself more credit than is due. Any suggestions?