Israeli scientists are the most prolific authors on a per capita basis of articles published in scientific journals related to stem cell research, with the US lagging in sixth place, and the UK falling in seventh place, according to a recently published study by the Central Library of the Research Center Jülich in Germany.

From 2000-2004, Israeli scientists published 113 articles for each 1 million citizens, followed by Sweden with 82 articles for each 1 million citizens. Switzerland was next with 76 articles, followed by the Netherlands and Austria, according to the study, which was published in the March issue of the German science magazine “Bild der Wissenschaft.”

Howeveer, in terms of total number of stem cell publishing, US-based scientists have by far authored the most stem cell articles, some 13,663 in 2000-2004 — 42% of total articles. Germany came in second with 10.2% of the total, followed by Japan, the UK, France, Italy, Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden. Israeli scientists published 690 articles in 2000-2004.

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