Representation of authors and editors from poor countries: Quality medical research from poor countries could be privileged in high impact journals

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7457.110-b (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:110
  1. Joseph Y S Ting, staff specialist (jysting@uq.edu.au)
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Mater Public Hospitals, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia

    EDITOR—Keiser et al highlight the obvious under-representation of authors and editors from countries with low human development indexes in prestigious tropical medicine journals.1 This shows the paradox of the greater burden of tropical disease afflicting people living in the underdeveloped world being studied, then published, by researchers in countries with …

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