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Table 3 Frequency table for geographic distribution combined with the level of evidence for the six most common journals

From: Level of evidence in wrist ligament repair and reconstruction research: a systematic review

Table 3 Journal Country LoE III LoE IV LoE V
United States (n - %) Japan (n) Italy/ Spain/ France (n) United Kingdom (n) Switzerland/ Germany/ Belgium/ Netherlands (n) Other Europe (n) Other Asia etc (n)
(n-%) (n-%) (n-%)
J Hand Surg Am (n = 72) 47 6 4 1 7 2 5 5 33 34
65%        7% 46% 47%
Hand Clin (n = 46) 40 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 5 41
87%         11% 89%
J Hand Surg Br/Eur (n = 28) 8 3 8 2 4 1 2 1 18 9
29%        4% 64% 32%
Arthro-scopy (n = 21) 10 1 2 0 2 1 5 0 11 10
48%         52% 48%
Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg (n = 20) 11 3 1 0 1 0 4 0 5 15
55%         25% 75%
J Wrist Surg (n = 17) 4 3 4 0 3 1 2 0 14 3
24%         82% 18%