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July 12, 1995

European Science in JAMA

JAMA. 1995;274(2):180. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530020098040

After perusing this week's Table of Contents, readers may wonder why most of the authors in this issue are European. Have we regressed to the early 19th century when medical information flowed westward from Europe to the United States?1 Or could the cutback in US research funding already be having this great an effect? Actually, the content of this week's JAMA is simply another sign of the information evolution and the globalization of medicine.2

For many decades, JAMA has been a major exporter of medical knowledge—with more than 20 international editions currently published in 11 languages for 485 000 recipients added to the 350 000 recipients of the regular weekly US-based edition. To our misfortune, however, we have not been considered as favorably as we would like by authors from outside the United States. Approximately 10% of total papers we receive are submitted from non-US authors. We have

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