Open Access

Table 1

Bibliometric details of scientific articles published in 119 orthopaedic-related journals between 2012 and 2021, based on the author’s institutional affiliation using the World Bank Classification [16].

High income (HIC) (%) Upper middle income (UMIC) (%) Lower middle income (LMIC) (%) Low income (LIC) (%) Total
Total articles with income data 133,718
Total number of affiliations 121,373 (87.6) 9677 (7.0) 7266 (5.2) 216 (0.2) 138,492
Corresponding authors 93,139 (87.5) 5593 (5.3) 7608 (7.1) 134 (0.1) 106,474
Number of citations 1,688,408 (92.5) 84,530 (4.6) 51,134 (2.8) 1293 (0.1) 1,825,365
Web of Science
 Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) 12,422 (74.4) 1267 (7.6) 2927 (17.5) 91 (0.5) 16,707
 Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) 102,118 (89.3) 8010 (7.0) 4143 (3.6) 106 (0.1) 114,365
 NA 6833 (92.3) 400 (5.4) 156 (2.1) 19 (0.2) 7,408
Funding
 Yes 42,355 (92.2) 2251 (4.9) 1224 (2.7) 95 (0.2) 45,925
 No 79,018 (85.3) 7426 (8.1) 6002 (6.5) 121 (0.1) 92,567
Open Access Gold (OAG)
 Yes 21,158 (78.3) 3367 (12.5) 2370 (8.8) 113 (0.4) 27,008
 No 100,215 (90) 6310 (5.6) 4856 (4.3) 103 (0.1) 111,484

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