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  Year: 2000 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 109-110
  Original Article
  Background: Multiauthorship in scientific papers is now the norm. The oncology, as an extremely complex and interdiscipline science, is particularly prominent in this regard. In order to evaluate the prevalence of single- and multiauthored papers in national and international oncologic journals, a simple bibliometric analysis was undertaken.
Materials and Methods: Three scientific journals that publish articles from all fields of clinical and experimental oncology - Archive of Oncology (Arch Oncol), Journal of Balkan Union of Oncology (J BUOn), and Annals of Oncology (Ann Oncol) - were analyzed in regard to the number of original papers per issue, and the frequency of single- and multiauthorship in original papers.
Results: The Arch Oncol, J Buon and Ann Oncol had published 5.5, 10.2 and 7.8 articles per issue, respectively. The single-author articles make 10% of all original papers in Arch Oncol, 5% in J BUOn, and less than 1% in Ann Oncol. The high number of coauthors (>10) had signed 20,6% of articles published in Ann Oncol and 1,5% in J BUOn; no such article had appeared in Arch Oncol. The mean number of coauthors in average original paper published in Arch Oncol, J BUOn and Ann Oncol was 4.3, 4.7, and 8.3, respectively.
Conclusion: The two first journals are similar in regard to most bibliometric parameters; they differ significantly from Ann Oncol in these aspects.
  Key words: Authorship; Coauthorship; Multiauthorship; Scientific journals; Bibliometrics
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