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Table 2 Characteristics of papers and their corresponding authors.

From: Representation of less-developed countries in Pharmacology journals: an online survey of corresponding authors

Characteristics n (%)
N = 584*
Characteristics n (%)
N = 332*
Journal Impact Factor   Paper rejected from other journal(s) 159 (47.9)
<1.00 165 (28.2)   
1.00-<2.00 118 (20.2)   
2.00-<3.00 186 (31.9)   
3-<4 73 (12.5)   
≥4 42 (7.2)   
Number of authors   Corresponding authors  
1 12 (2.1)   
2-4 242 (41.4) Faculty 286 (86.2)
5-7 226 (38.7) Students 22 (6.6)
8-10 81 (13.9) Industry 14 (4.2)
>10 23 (3.9) person 10 (3.0)
   Others  
Co-author(s) from developed country 46 (7.9)   
  1. *The number of responses varies because the source of data as mentioned above in the Table caption is different.
  2. The table shows the characteristics of the publications and the corresponding authors. The data on the number of authors and the presence of coauthor from developed countries was obtained from the papers themselves. The data on previous rejection(s), and position of corresponding authors were obtained from the authors themselves via e mail.