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World leader for scientific publications
on postmenopausal osteoporosis


Osteoporosis is a major public health problem. Not only is it extremely frequent (one in three women), but it is also continuously increasing on account of increased life expectancy, and consequently the ageing of populations, and current bad eating habits in our societies.

Liège – World leader in the field of osteoporosis
A study published on 15 February 2014 was conducted to analyse scientific publications by the most prolific authors in the field of postmenopausal osteoporosis for the 2001 to 2011

The main aim of that study was to understand the impact of the leading countries in the field of osteoporosis.

Belgium, and Liège quite particularly, is highlighted under the impetus of Professor Jean-Yves Reginster. In fact, Professor Reginster has a total of 84 published articles to his

Belgium ranks among the top 5. As for the University of Liège, the only Belgian university ranked among the world leaders, it comes second just behind the University of Sheffield in
the United Kingdom.


ESCEO - At the cutting edge
This study also shows that most of the publications (2,056 articles) come from Europe and America.
Thanks to the work of ESCEO (European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis) also chaired by Professor Jean-Yves Reginster, the number
of articles published by authors located in Europe is 75% higher than in America.

In actual fact, five authors among the top 10 of the most prolific authors are members of the governing board of ESCEO. The four authors having the most extensive publication
networks in the field of osteoporosis are also part of ESCEO’s Scientific Board.

Top five countries of origin of publications
on postmenopausal osteoporosis (SCI-E 2001-2011)

Pos.CountryNumber of articles / million population.
4New Zealand7,7


Top five institutions at the origin of publications
on postmenopausal osteoporosis (SCI-E 2001-2011)

1University of Sheffield, UK261
2University of Liege, Belgium240
3University of California, San Francisco, USA190
4McMaster University, Canada164
5University of Melbourne, Australia128


Top ten countries of origin of authors having contributed to
publications on postmenopausal osteoporosis (SCI-E 2001-2011)


Jean-Yves Reginster is professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Public Health and Health Economics at the University of Liège. At the University, he is also Director of the Bone and Cartilage Metabolism Research Unit as well as President of the Public Health Department.

Professor Reginster is also President of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis  (ESCEO), President of the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Science (GREES), General Secretary of the Belgian Bone Club (BBC), Co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).

Original article

“Authorship, institutional and citation metrics for publications on postmenopausal osteoporosis”
M. H. Biglu & M. Ghavami & S. Biglu
Réf. : Osteoporosis Int. OI 10.1007/s00198-013-2603-3