[Analysis of published articles and authors in Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine from 1996 to 2005]

Guang Yu, Hua Yang, Yue-Yang Zhao
Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine] 2006, 40 (6): 437-40

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the authors, the organizations and regional distribution of these authors of Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine, and ascertain the core authors, core organizations and core regions.

METHODS: Using quantitative analysis method, the authors, co-authors and the core authors of papers published in between 1996 to 2005 were analysed. Also, the distributions of districts and highly quantitative organization were determined statistically.

RESULTS: There were 722 articles published during the last ten years; 510 authors had only published one paper, accounting for 70.64% of the total first authors. There were 712 articles having one or more co-authors, the cooperatively rate and degree were 98.61% and 5.54, respectively. There were 10 papers with single author, which accounted for 1.39% of total papers. The number of papers from universities, institutes and affiliated hospitals were 366 (50.69%), 229 (31.72%) and 78 (10.80%), respectively. There were 90 core authors publishing 212 (29.36%) papers, while 13 highly-quantities organizations published 303 (41.97%) papers. The core region was Beijing, in which there were published 231 (31.99%) articles.

CONCLUSION: Authors of the Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine should have a wide distribution and highly cooperative rate. There are a group of active and talented core authors, who have offered a great influence on the Journal.

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