Last Update ( January 2021):
In recent years, the journal has published about 150 Clinical Trials and other types of experimental studies (including health education experiments and in-vitro studies), 49 Systematic Resews and Meta Analyses., and 17 Cohort studies (both prospective and historical cohort studies). We have also published hundreds of other original articles (such as case-control and cross sectional studies), tens case reports, editorials, letters to editors, hypotheses and ideas, documentaries, and a number of interviews with key policy makers and well-known scholars.
Regarding the geographical distribution of authors, 7 new countries are added in our authors list from 2016 to 2021: Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, France, Brazil, Morocco, and Cameroon.
In January 2021, our authors are from 30 countries:
Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Cyprus, Egypt, England, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United States of America.
Next update of the geographical distribution of contributors is scheduled to be published on this page in December 2024.
Geographical distribution of contributors and types of articles published in Electronic Physician in 2009-2015
This report describes the international nature of the journal Electronic Physician (ISSN: 2008-5842). The journal established in 2008 and began to publish medical and health science research in 2009. The authors who submitted articles that were published in the first year (2009, Volume 1) were Indian scholars and two authors from Iran.
Consistent with the goal of publishing more international articles, the journal was introduced to academia in a step-by-step process that involved slow, but steady, progress. The number of articles published in the journal increased, and the geographical distribution of the authors, reviewers, editors, and other contributors expanded. In 2009, we published mostly editorials and original articles, but, in recent years, we have published the most common types of contributions, including original articles, systematic reviews, meta analyses, case reports, editorials, research letters and letters to the editor (LTE), traditional reviews, mini-review articles, conference abstracts, hypotheses and ideas, news reports, interviews, short communications, and brief reports.
The list below shows each country's share of authors, reviewers, and editors from October 2009 to August 2015. Also, the map (Figure 1) shows that we did attract contributions from all of the inhabited continents of the world. Data were derived from our archives of full-text papers and conference abstracts published in the journal, as well as from the lists of all reviewers, technical editors, language editors, and conference editorial teams who contributed to the work we published from October 2009 to August 2015.
The largest numbers of contributors were from Iran, Malaysia, and India, but the geographical origins of the contributors are shown on the map below, and the home countries are listed in alphabetical order, as follows:
Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, Egypt, England, Georgia, Germany, Iran, India, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and United States of America
Figure 1. Map showing the geographical distribution of the contributors to the Electronic Physician journal