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Table 2 Top 15 journals and their impact factors with African researchers as first authors

From: Trends in the types and quality of childhood immunisations research output from Africa 1970–2010: mapping the evidence base

Journal TP* 2010 IF*
South African Medical Journal 101 1.676
Vaccine 82 3.766
The Lancet 69 33.633
Journal of Infectious Diseases 51 6.288
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 41 5.459
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal 34 3.577
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 29 2.615
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 28 1.388
East African Medical Journal 28 n/a
International Journal of Epidemiology 25 6.414
Tropical Medicine and International Health 18 2.795
Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 18 0.9
Social Science & Medicine 13 2.699
Central African Journal of Medicine 12 n/a
British Medical Journal 11 13.471
  1. *TP = Total Publications out of 848; IF = Impact Factor; *n/a - 2010 impact factor was not found online or the journal did not have an impact factor.