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Table 4 Top 30 countries and word regions ranked according to total number of publications by forms of leishmaniasis disease

From: Bibliometric analysis of leishmaniasis research in Medline (1945-2010)

Visceral leishmaniasis Cutaneous leishmaniasis Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis
Country N. of docs % Country N. of docs % Country N. of docs % Country N. of docs %
India 758 18.6 Brazil 667 19.0 Brazil 133 37.6 Brazil 34 33.3
Brazil 583 14.3 USA 571 16.3 USA 33 9.3 Venezuela 13 12.7
Spain 339 8.3 Germany 202 5.8 France 31 8.8 USA 10 9.8
USA 308 7.5 UK 194 5.5 Colombia 23 6.5 Mexico 9 8.8
France 250 6.1 Iran 183 5.2 Venezuela 18 5.1 Germany 5 4.9
Italy 248 6.1 France 152 4.3 Spain 18 5.1 India 4 3.9
UK 228 5.6 Venezuela 92 2.6 UK 17 4.8 Colombia 3 2.9
Germany 91 2.2 India 91 2.6 Bolivia 13 3.7 France 3 2.9
Sudan 91 2.2 Spain 82 2.3 Peru 11 3.1 Italy 2 2.0
Iran 82 2.0 Colombia 78 2.2 Sudan 7 2.0 Argentina 2 2.0
Netherlands 75 1.8 Switzerland 75 2.1 Italy 5 1.4 Egypt 2 2.0
Tunisia 69 1.7 Israel 74 2.1 Argentina 5 1.4 Iran 2 2.0
Turkey 60 1.5 Tunisia 70 2.0 Germany 5 1.4 Sweden 2 2.0
Greece 59 1.4 Japan 66 1.9 Switzerland 4 1.1 Japan 1 1.0
Portugal 58 1.4 Turkey 63 1.8 India 3 0.8 Lebanon 1 1.0
Canada 57 1.4 Egypt 59 1.7 Japan 3 0.8 Nigeria 1 1.0
Belgium 51 1.2 Canada 58 1.7 Netherlands 3 0.8 Senegal 1 1.0
Switzerland 50 1.2 Italy 57 1.6 Egypt 2 0.6 Spain 1 1.0
Kenya 46 1.1 Pakistan 50 1.4 Tunisia 2 0.6 Burkina Faso 1 1.0
Nepal 45 1.1 Mexico 48 1.4 Israel 2 0.6 Switzerland 1 1.0
Ethiopia 43 1.1 Australia 46 1.3 Denmark 2 0.6 Bolivia 1 1.0
Israel 42 1.0 Argentina 43 1.2 Pakistan 2 0.6 Australia 1 1.0
Venezuela 39 1.0 Kenya 38 1.1 Greece 2 0.6 Tunisia 1 1.0
China 34 0.8 Sudan 34 1.0 Nepal 1 0.3 Iraq 1 1.0
Bangladesh 30 0.7 Saudi Arabia 30 0.9 Madagascar 1 0.3 - - -
Denmark 30 0.7 Netherlands 27 0.8 Iran 1 0.3 - - -
Egypt 29 0.7 Jordan 22 0.6 Panama 1 0.3 - - -
Colombia 26 0.6 Denmark 21 0.6 Canada 1 0.3 - - -
Saudi Arabia 19 0.5 Sri Lanka 20 0.6 Saudi Arabia 1 0.3 - - -
Pakistan 17 0.4 Belgium 19 0.5 Sri Lanka 1 0.3 - - -
World regions N. of docs % World regions N. of docs % World regions N. of docs % World regions N. of docs %
Europe 1,554 38.1 Latin America and the Caribbean 987 28.1 Latin America and the Caribbean 205 57.9 Latin America and the Caribbean 62 17.5
Asia 1,022 25.0 Europe 902 25.7 Europe 89 25.1 Europe 14 4.0
Latin America and the Caribbean 674 16.5 North America 629 17.9 North America 34 9.6 North America 10 2.8
North America 365 8.9 Asia 480 13.7 Asia 12 3.4 Asia 7 2.0
North Africa 244 6.0 North Africa 354 10.1 Africa 8 2.3 North Africa 5 1.4
Africa 204 5.0 Africa 113 3.2 North Africa 6 1.7 Africa 3 0.8
Oceania 18 0.4 Oceania 47 1.3 Oceania 0 0.0 Oceania 1 0.3
Total 4.081 100 Total 3,512 100 Total 354 100 Total 102 100
  1. Docs: documents.