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Contributions in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from China and other top-ranking countries: a 10-year survey of the literature

Xiaohua Wan1, a / Zhongwu Li2, a / Mei Wang1

1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China

2Department of Pathology, Peking University School of Oncology, Beijing Cancer Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China

aDr. Xiaohua Wan and Dr. Zhongwu Li contributed equally to this work.

Corresponding author: Xiaohua Wan, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Beijing Tongren Hospital, No. 1. Dongjiaominxiang Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100730, P.R. China

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Volume 47, Issue 10, Pages 1211–1216, ISSN (Online) 1437-4331, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: 10.1515/CCLM.2009.294, October 2009

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Received:
2009-07-28
Accepted:
2009-09-03

Abstract

Over the past decade, research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has developed rapidly worldwide. The present study was designed to study the characteristics of publications in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journals between 1999 and 2008 from the six top-ranking countries – the United States (USA), Japan, Germany, United Kingdom (UK), China and France. We also examined the research output from three different regions – Mainland China (ML), Hong Kong (HK) and Taiwan (TW). The USA contributed 34.1% of the world's total output and ranked first, but its percentage of research articles in this field went down. In total, 26,867 articles were published in journals with an impact factor (IF) <10.000, and 46.5% of these were from the USA. China contributed 4.2% of the total in 268 journals, 0.5% of which were journals with the top 10 IF. Our analysis describes the output from each country and region, and reveals the positive trend in China during the period of 1999–2008. In contrast to other countries, our results suggest that China is behind in conducting high-quality research.

Clin Chem Lab Med 2009;47:1211–6.

Keywords: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; China; impact factor; Journal Citation Reports; Science Citation Index Expanded

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