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2011: the year in review
  1. Dana Loomis
  1. Correspondence to Professor Dana Loomis, Department of Epidemiology, University of Nebraska, 984395 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA; dana.loomis{at}

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The Journal continued its tradition of service to the research community in 2011. Contributions to OEM continued to increase, and although final statistics are not in as of this writing, we expect to have received more than 700 papers by the end of the year. The journal is increasingly international, with the largest numbers of contributions coming from the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Australia, Canada, Italy, Taiwan, Germany and France, in that order. These rankings are broadly reminiscent of worldwide trends in scientific publication, but with some notable exceptions. OEM receives relatively more contributions from the Netherlands, Spain and Australia, and we still have not seen substantial growth in submissions from emerging scientific nations like China, India and Brazil, whose overall scientific output is increasing rapidly. …

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