Overcoming the Initial Barriers to Publication and the Role of the Mentors?

Samiran Nundy, Atul Kakar, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Although India has 1.3 billion inhabitants, which is 17.7% of the world’s population, it contributes only1.6% of all the articles to the medical literature (1998-2008) [1, 2]. The top two countries with the largest number of scientific publications are the United States and China. The other countries that are at the top after they are the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany (Fig. 3.1). There is, however, a large difference between the number of papers published by America and other top countries. Although India ranked among the top 20 countries based on the number of publications from 2008 to 2012 [2]. It produced much fewer papers than the world’s leading nations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to Practice Academic Medicine and Publish from Developing Countries? A Practical Guide
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789811652486
ISBN (Print)9789811652479
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


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