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Table 1 Publication quantity and bibliometric indicators stratified by year of publication

From: Global research trends in West Nile virus from 1943 to 2016: a bibliometric analysis

Bibliometric indicators 1943–1999 2000–2006 2007–2016
Number of publications 408 1771 2550
Median [IQR] number of publications per year 7 [4–9] 314 [168–345] 257 [222–282]
Correlation coefficient for the changes over time, P-value r = 0.425, P = 0.001 r = 0.873, P = 0.01 r = −0.394, P = 0.265
Total citations 11,193 71,097 41,932
Median [IQR] of citations 9 [1–29] 14 [2–48] 8 [2–20]
h-index 52 128 77
Top prolific country USA with 69 articles USA with 913 articles USA with 1322 articles
Top cited article Lanciotti et al. [50] Nash et al. [9] Brass et al. [42]
Top prolific journal American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (19 articles) Emerging Infectious Diseases (149 articles) Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (117 articles)
Top prolific institute Justus Liebig University Giessen (14 articles) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (172 articles) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (186 articles)
Number (%) of articles from LMICs 74 (18.1) 91 (5.1) 354 (13.9)
  1. Abbreviations: IQR: interquartile range, LMICs: low- and middle-income countries