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Table 2 Number of articles published in journals included in the "Infectious Diseases" category of "Journal Citation Report" database and indexed by PubMed, from different world regions, for the period 1995–2002.

From: Worldwide trends in quantity and quality of published articles in the field of infectious diseases

  Number of articles (% percentage within a calendar year)
WORLD AREAS 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 1995–2002 1995–2002*
USA 2118 (46.98) 2078 (45.09) 2162 (43.66) 2425 (42.86) 2346 (40.27) 2530 (38.92) 2543 (38.48) 2481 (37.76) 18683 (41.30) 63804
Western Europe 1673 (37.11) 1804 (39.14) 1863 (37.62) 2136 (37.75) 2248 (38.59) 2577 (39.65) 2579 (39.03) 2539 (38.64) 17419 (38.51) 49033
Asia (excluding Japan) 175 (3.88) 160 (3.47) 235 (4.75) 317 (5.60) 316 (5.42) 376 (5.78) 413 (6.25) 437 (6.65) 2429 (5.37) 5927
Japan 106 (2.35) 141 (3.06) 177 (3.57) 135 (2.39) 226 (3.88) 258 (3.97) 273 (4.13) 260 (3.96) 1576 (3.48) 4113
Canada 155 (3.44) 126 (2.73) 151 (3.05) 179 (3.16) 181 (3.11) 194 (2.98) 183 (2.77) 207 (3.15) 1376 (3.04) 4510
Latin America and Caribbean 76 (1.69) 82 (1.78) 101 (2.04) 127 (2.24) 130 (2.23) 154 (2.37) 173 (2.62) 189 (2.88) 1032 (2.28) 2978
Oceania 89 (1.97) 108 (2.34) 111 (2.24) 138 (2.44) 142 (2.44) 155 (3.97) 144 (2.18) 145 (2.21) 1032 (2.28) 3153
Africa 70 (1.55) 66 (1.43) 97 (1.96) 137 (2.42) 159 (2.73) 151 (2.32) 177 (2.68) 153 (2.33) 1010 (2.23) 2913
Eastern Europe 46 (1.02) 44 (0.95) 55 (1.11) 64 (1.13) 78 (1.34) 105 (1.62) 123 (1.86) 160 (2.43) 675 (1.49) 1325
Total 4508 (100) 4609 (100) 4952 (100) 5658 (100) 5826 (100) 6500 (100) 6608 (100) 6571 (100) 45232 (100) 137756
  1. *Number of articles published multiplied by their impact factor