Keywords

Psychiatric research, global, global representation, literature, journals

Abstract

To monitor global representation in the psychiatric literature, we compared publication rates in the ten psychiatric journals with the highest impact factors in 1998 and 2008 by world regions. In both 1998 and 2008, North America, Northern Europe, Western Europe and Oceania produced the majority of psychiatric research papers published in these journals, despite representing only a small fraction of the world’s population. This suggests that much of the world’s population continues to be underrepresented in highly influential psychiatric journals.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

International Psychiatry

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Psychology

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Psychology Commons

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