Contribution of research in basic and clinical sciences in Japan

Tsuguya Fukui, Mahbubur Rahman

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Objective. To investigate the degree of Japan's contribution in basic and clinical research in the last decade. Methods. Original articles published in 1990-2000 in highly reputed basic and clinical journals were accessed through MEDLINE database. The number of articles having affiliation with a Japanese institution was counted separately for basic and clinical journals. Results. Of total articles, Japan's contributions in basic and clinical research were 3.1% and 0.7%, respectively (p=0.0001). The recent increase in the contribution was significant for basic research (p=0.01), but not for clinical research (p=0.91). Conclusion. The barriers to boosting high quality clinical research in Japan should be determined and accordingly appropriate measures should be taken forthwith.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-628
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Medical journal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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