Falagas, ME; Karavasiou, AI; Bliziotis, IA "Estimates of global research productivity in virology" JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY 76 (2). JUN 2005. p.229-233
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TITLE: Estimates of global research productivity in virology
AUTHOR: Falagas, ME; Karavasiou, AI; Bliziotis, IA
SOURCE: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY 76 (2). JUN 2005. p.229-233
ABSTRACT: The quantity and quality of published research in the
field of Virology by different world regions was estimated in this study.
Using the PubMed database, articles from journals included in the
"Virology" category of the "Journal Citation Reports" database of the
Institute for Scientific Information for the period 1995-2003 were
retrieved. The world was divided into nine regions based on geographic,
economic, and scientific criteria. Data on the country of origin of the
research was available for 33,425 out of 33,712 articles (99.2% of all
articles from the included journals). USA exceeds all other world regions
in research production for the period studied (42% of total articles),
with Western Europe ranking second (35.7%). The mean impact factor in
articles published in Virology journals was highest for the USA (4.60),
while it was 3.90 for Western Europe and 3.22 for the rest of the world
(seven regions combined). USA and Canada ranked first in research
productivity when both gross national income per capita (GNIPC) and
population were taken into account. The results of this analysis show a
distressing fact; the absolute and relative production of research in the
field of Virology by the developing regions is very low, although viral
diseases cause considerable morbidity and mortality in these areas. It is
evident from this study that developing regions need more help from the
developed regions to enhance research infrastructure. (c) 2005 Wiley-
AUTHOR ADDRESS: ME Falagas, 9 Neapoleos St, Maroussi 15123, Greece
Alfa Inst Biomed Sci, Athens, Greece
Henry Dunant Hosp, Dept Med, Athens, Greece
Tufts Univ, Sch Med, Dept Med, Boston, MA 02111 USA
Publisher: WILEY-LISS, DIV JOHN WILEY & SONS INC, 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN, NJ
Subject Category: VIROLOGY
IDS Number: 921RY
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