Countries publishing in JAN
To answer the question: ‘which countries presently publish in JAN?’ we carried out a review of JAN issues over the period July 2015–June 2016 inclusive. Editorials were excluded and ‘included studies’ consisted of 234 articles. Table 1 provides an overview of this descriptive review and shows that JAN is now publishing articles from countries in the five continents – Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America. Columns 2 and 3 shows that articles published in JAN were predominantly from Australia (40, 17%), followed by UK (39, 17%) and USA (30, 13%).
Table 1, column 2, shows a total of 199 (85%) articles with ‘Solo country authorships’ from 28 countries by authors in the same country. This column also shows ‘solo country authorship’ articles ranged from 1‐37. Figure 1 shows ‘Solo country authorships’ and shows Australia (37 articles) as the predominant publisher of articles by authors of the same country. In addition, this figure shows that UK is the second most prevalent country for articles with ‘solo country authorships’ (34 articles) followed by USA (26 articles), Canada (14 articles) and Taiwan (11 articles). The remaining countries had a frequency of eight or less.
Table 1, column 3, shows a total of 35(15%) articles with ‘lead country authorship’ from 18 countries published by a lead author with co‐author(s) from a different country. Figure 2, shows ‘Lead country authorships’ and shows frequencies of five or fewer with UK ranking first, followed by USA in second place with Australia and Taiwan (both with three articles) ranked joint third place.
Table 1, column 4, shows the number of countries that co‐authored with a ‘lead country authorship’. The number of countries that co‐authored with a lead country ranged from 1‐10. Table 1, column 5 shows the countries and the number of times that these countries co‐authored on published article(s) with a lead country. Both column 4 and column 5 shows the top three co‐authorship countries: UK co‐authored with ten countries 17 times followed by the USA co‐authoring with nine countries 15 times and Australia five countries 10 times.