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Open Access Celebrating 60 Years of Publication of the Bulletin of Marine Science: A Bibliometric History (1951–2010)

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To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Bulletin of Marine Science, we used a bibliometric approach to trace the history and present status of the journal. Our analysis included the 4303 papers and notes published from 1951 to 2010 and is based on data contained in the Thompson Reuters Web of KnowledgeSM database, our in-house database, and miscellaneous online sources. The analysis revealed that through time, the publication has changed from a predominantly US-dominated journal to a more international outlet for science. Although current trends still rank the US at the top of most metrics (number of contributions, most authors, top institutions, top cities for online use, etc.), the journal has a strong international presence, with subscriptions in 46 countries, authors hailing from most geographical regions, and increasing numbers of emerging countries using our content and/or sending contributions to the journal.

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Publication date: October 1, 2011

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