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Table 4 Top ten active countries in publishing health- and infection-related literature (1980–2019)

From: Bibliometric analysis of peer-reviewed literature on climate change and human health with an emphasis on infectious diseases

Health-related literatureInfection-related literature
RankCountryFrequency%
N = 4247
C/DTLSRankCountryFrequency%
N = 1207
C/DTLS
1stUnited States123529.140.15791stUnited States36530.247.2169
2ndUnited Kingdom59213.939.84352ndUnited Kingdom16013.349.1127
3rdAustralia51212.130.82943rdAustralia14612.134.291
4thGermany2646.226.62304thGermany826.822.146
5thCanada2485.828.51945thChina816.719.868
6thChina2345.524.82346thFrance635.222.540
7thFrance1984.736.51777thCanada574.745.936
8thItaly1513.646.51458thNetherlands514.260.046
9thIndia1373.212.1599thItaly484.036.446
10thSpain1242.939.31429thSweden484.044.735
  1. C/D = number of citations per document
  2. TLS = total link strength, a measure of the extent of international research collaboration
  3. Infection-related literature: documents on climate change and infectious diseases
  4. Health-related literature: documents on climate change and health