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Annals of Plastic Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182394be1
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Global Contributions to Annals of Plastic Surgery: Authorship in an English Language Journal by International Colleagues

Pu, Lee MD, PhD,; Lineaweaver, William MD

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Abstract

Abstract: We reviewed the contributor demographics of recent volumes of Annals of Plastic Surgery to quantify the contributions of authors from countries where the primary language is not English. For 2 volumes of Annals (63 and 65), such authors contributed 57% of the total articles published. Within the new section format of volume 66, authors from non-English language countries accounted for 60% of all original articles with substantial and often dominant representation in all sections. This survey shows that Annals publishes articles from an international population of contributors with effective inclusion of authors from countries with primary languages other than English.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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