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The bioinformatics wealth of nations

TitleThe bioinformatics wealth of nations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsChasapi, Anastasia, V. J. Promponas, and Christos A. Ouzounis
Date Published2020/03/04/
ISBN Number1367-4803

We quantify scientific output for bioinformatics across the world, using a range of bibliometric indices. The most prolific 40 countries generate 96% of all publications in the field, a fact also reflected in the number of citations and the country h-index. Remarkably, 30 of these countries have also been found to generate >98% of the world’s top-cited publications. Smaller, productive countries attain a higher status when bibliometric indices are normalized for population size, without altering the overall picture. These ‘productivity’ patterns can be used for planning local, regional or international initiatives and a more effective development of the field.Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

Short TitleBioinformatics

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