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Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews 2017 Year in Review

Annual readership increases by 27 percent

Jan. 17, 2018

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, or JPCRR, extended its international reach last year, with more than half of the journal’s online readers hailing from a foreign country.

Published by Aurora Health Care through Aurora Research Institute, JPCRR is a medical journal dedicated to improving patient outcomes and care experiences by sharing scholarly works by authors from around the world.

In 2017, 52 percent of JPCRR’s nearly 30,000 article downloads originated from outside the United States, an increase from 47 percent in 2016 and 36 percent in 2015.

“Some clinicians do not have affordable access to the latest scientific literature nor the resources to pay exorbitant article submission costs,” Editor-in-Chief Dennis Baumgardner, MD, said. “We are proud to offer JPCRR as a free open-access journal, the demand for which is evidenced by our ever-growing circulation in both developed and developing countries.”

JPCRR added readers from 22 new countries in 2017, increasing the overall tally since launching its website in 2014 to 174. The top 10 countries in terms of all-time readership of JPCRR are:

1. United States
2. France
3. United Kingdom
4. Canada
5. Germany
6. Slovakia
7. Indonesia
8. India
9. China
10. Australia

Irrespective of geography, JPCRR set a new high in annual readership (see bar graph) and closed the year with its busiest quarter to date (more than 8,500 article downloads).

JPCRR has amassed 65,000 total article downloads over four years with Digital Commons (Bepress, Berkeley, California), a publishing network that provides the online platform for institutional repositories at universities, colleges, law schools and research centers, including the digital repository maintained by Aurora Libraries.

JPCRR is indexed by Directory of Open Access Journals and Google Scholar. 

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