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Publications in ISI-indexed public health journals from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during 1999-2008.

Zheng ML, Yang LL, Shen Y, Shu Q - Med. Sci. Monit. (2011)

Bottom Line: The total annual number of papers from the 3 regions increased significantly, from 140 in 1999 to 424 in 2008.TW had the most articles published in the highest impact factor journals, and HK had the highest total IF of most often published journals.The total number of papers in public health from China increased significantly during 1999-2008.

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Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China.

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Background: There has been a steady increase in China's annual research output. We aimed to investigate the research output in public health from 3 major regions of China: mainland China (ML), Hong Kong (HK) and Taiwan (TW).

Material/methods: We retrieved papers published in 105 public health-related journals from ML, HK and TW with the applications of the ISI Web of Knowledge database. The total papers, impact factor, times cited, papers published in the highest impact factor journals, and most often published journals were analyzed for quantity and quality comparisons among the 3 regions.

Results: Totally, 2587 papers were published during 1999-2008, including 1089 (42.1%) from ML, 471 (18.2%) from HK, and 1027 (39.7%) from TW. The total annual number of papers from the 3 regions increased significantly, from 140 in 1999 to 424 in 2008. The average impact factor of papers from TW (2.588) was higher than those from HK (2.531) and ML (1.568). The average number of times cited of each paper from TW was 8.84, followed by 8.34 from HK and 5.90 from ML. Excluding publications in Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, papers from ML had higher average IF and average times cited. TW had the most articles published in the highest impact factor journals, and HK had the highest total IF of most often published journals.

Conclusions: The total number of papers in public health from China increased significantly during 1999-2008. ML contributed the highest annual paper output compared with HK and TW, but papers from ML are more often locally published and less frequently cited.

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Mentions: A total of 112 473 papers were published worldwide in the 105 selected journals during 1999–2008. There were 2587 (2.3%) papers with the first affiliation from the 3 regions of China, including 1089 (42.1%) from ML, 471 (18.2%) from HK, and 1027 (39.7%) from TW. These papers comprised 57.3% (1089/1902), 80.8% (471/583), and 88.2% (1027/1164) of the total papers with any affiliation order from ML, HK and TW. The total number of papers from the 3 regions increased from 140 in 1999 to 424 in 2008. The numbers of papers increased significantly over the 10 years in each of the 3 regions: from 44 to 226 in ML, from 28 to 61 in HK, and from 68 to 137 in TW (all P<0.001 for trend) (Figure 1). Article was the most predominant publication type in all 3 regions, comprising 96.1% (1047/1089), 87.5% (412/471), and 94.7% (973/1027) of the total publications from ML, HK and TW, respectively. HK had the lowest annual paper output during the period, TW had the most papers annually contributed between 1999 and 2003, while ML took the place of TW in contributing the most papers annually during 2006–2008. In 2008, the number of papers from ML (226) exceeded the combined number of papers from HK (61) and TW (137).


Publications in ISI-indexed public health journals from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during 1999-2008.

Zheng ML, Yang LL, Shen Y, Shu Q - Med. Sci. Monit. (2011)

The trend of the number of papers from mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan between 1999 and 2008. BES – Biomedical and Environmental Sciences.
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f1-medscimonit-17-7-sr21: The trend of the number of papers from mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan between 1999 and 2008. BES – Biomedical and Environmental Sciences.
Mentions: A total of 112 473 papers were published worldwide in the 105 selected journals during 1999–2008. There were 2587 (2.3%) papers with the first affiliation from the 3 regions of China, including 1089 (42.1%) from ML, 471 (18.2%) from HK, and 1027 (39.7%) from TW. These papers comprised 57.3% (1089/1902), 80.8% (471/583), and 88.2% (1027/1164) of the total papers with any affiliation order from ML, HK and TW. The total number of papers from the 3 regions increased from 140 in 1999 to 424 in 2008. The numbers of papers increased significantly over the 10 years in each of the 3 regions: from 44 to 226 in ML, from 28 to 61 in HK, and from 68 to 137 in TW (all P<0.001 for trend) (Figure 1). Article was the most predominant publication type in all 3 regions, comprising 96.1% (1047/1089), 87.5% (412/471), and 94.7% (973/1027) of the total publications from ML, HK and TW, respectively. HK had the lowest annual paper output during the period, TW had the most papers annually contributed between 1999 and 2003, while ML took the place of TW in contributing the most papers annually during 2006–2008. In 2008, the number of papers from ML (226) exceeded the combined number of papers from HK (61) and TW (137).

Bottom Line: The total annual number of papers from the 3 regions increased significantly, from 140 in 1999 to 424 in 2008.TW had the most articles published in the highest impact factor journals, and HK had the highest total IF of most often published journals.The total number of papers in public health from China increased significantly during 1999-2008.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: There has been a steady increase in China's annual research output. We aimed to investigate the research output in public health from 3 major regions of China: mainland China (ML), Hong Kong (HK) and Taiwan (TW).

Material/methods: We retrieved papers published in 105 public health-related journals from ML, HK and TW with the applications of the ISI Web of Knowledge database. The total papers, impact factor, times cited, papers published in the highest impact factor journals, and most often published journals were analyzed for quantity and quality comparisons among the 3 regions.

Results: Totally, 2587 papers were published during 1999-2008, including 1089 (42.1%) from ML, 471 (18.2%) from HK, and 1027 (39.7%) from TW. The total annual number of papers from the 3 regions increased significantly, from 140 in 1999 to 424 in 2008. The average impact factor of papers from TW (2.588) was higher than those from HK (2.531) and ML (1.568). The average number of times cited of each paper from TW was 8.84, followed by 8.34 from HK and 5.90 from ML. Excluding publications in Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, papers from ML had higher average IF and average times cited. TW had the most articles published in the highest impact factor journals, and HK had the highest total IF of most often published journals.

Conclusions: The total number of papers in public health from China increased significantly during 1999-2008. ML contributed the highest annual paper output compared with HK and TW, but papers from ML are more often locally published and less frequently cited.

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