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Table 4 Results for single-author papers

From: The extent to which the passive voice is used in the scientific journal article, 1985–2015

Series A
  1985 1995 2005 2015
  n = 467 n = 807 n = 413 n = 532
Act 23% 21% 43% 20%
Pass 34% 32% 15% 46%
NP 43% 47% 42% 34%
Series B
  1985 1995 2005 2015
  n = 934 n = 239 - -
Act 28% 29% - -
Pass 21% 25% - -
NP 51% 46% - -