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Table 9 Distribution of participation by countries in the most prestigious 10% of journals

From: A snapshot of pneumonia research activity and collaboration patterns (2001–2015): a global bibliometric analysis

Geographic area N of docs % N docs world region collaboration % Citation Citation Rate
North America 2138 52.15 630 29.47 149,290 69.83
Europe & Central Asia 1978 48.24 600 30.33 125,727 63.56
East Asia & Pacific 543 13.24 241 44.38 28,248 52.02
Latin America & Caribbean 152 3.71 109 71.71 8246 54.25
Middle East & North Africa 75 1.83 45 60 6383 85.11
Sub-Saharan Africa 105 2.56 93 88.57 8568 81.6
South Asia 70 1.71 51 72.86 3855 55.07