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Table 2 Journal demographics

From: Editors-in-chief perceptions of patients as (co) authors on publications and the acceptability of ICMJE authorship criteria: a cross-sectional survey

  N (%)
Is your journal fully open access (e.g., all articles are immediately published in a format that makes them free to use and free to build upon to all readers, for example, through Creative Commons licensing)? (N = 111)
 Yes 63 (56.76)
 No 48 (43.24)
 Unsure 0 (0)
What is the current impact factor of your journal?
 Less than 2.0 50 (45.05)
 2.0–4.0 29 (26.13)
 5.0–8.0 5 (4.50)
 8.0–15.0 1 (0.90)
 More than 15.0 1 (0.90)
 The journal does not have an impact factor 21 (18.92)
 Unsure 4 (3.60)
What type of research does your journal publish? (N = 111)
 Primarily clinical research 39 (35.14)
 Primarily basic or pre-clinical research 10 (9.01)
 A combination of both clinical research and pre-clinical research 38 (34.23)
 Other 24 (21.62)
What area best describes the type of research your journal publishes? (N = 111)
 General medical journal 13 (11.71)
 A research methods medical journal (e.g., systematic reviews journal) 5 (4.50)
 A clinical specialty journal (e.g., Cancer research) 56 (50.45)
 Other 37 (33.33)
Top 3 countries where journals were based (N = 106)
 United States of America 34 (32.1)
 United Kingdom 22 (20.8)
 India 6 (5.7)
 Other 44 (41.51)