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Table 1 Number (and proportion) of empirical manuscripts published in each of the nine bioethics journals between 2004 and 2015

From: An update on the “empirical turn” in bioethics: analysis of empirical research in nine bioethics journals

Journal/ Year JME n (%) NE n (%) JCE n (%) BioE n(%) CQ n (%) KIB n (%) HCR n (%) TMB n (%) CE n (%) Total (%)**
2004 26 (23.2) 21 (43.8) 6 (13.6) 1 (4.0) 0 (−) 1 (4.5) 0 (−) 1 (5.6) 0 (−) 56 (14.9)
2005 29 (19.5) 20 (44.4) 3 (7.3) 1 (2.9) 1 (2.3) 0 (−) 0 (−) 1 (4.3) 0 (−) 55 (12.4)
2006 43 (29.1) 25 (56.8) 4 (11.4) 1 (4.5) 2 (5.6) 1 (5.6) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 76 (18.5)
2007 30 (20.3) 32 (54.2) 2 (11.8) 3 (6.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 67 (15.4)
2008 67 (31.6) 36 (60.0) 5 (23.8) 4 (7.3) 1 (2.6) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 113 (22.2)
2009 45 (29.6) 31 (55.4) 2 (6.1) 2 (3.6) 2 (5.0) 1 (5.3) 1 (1.6) 0 (−) 0 (−) 84 (18.3)
2010 56 (33.1) 36 (59.0) 6 (18.8) 4 (6.7) 1 (1.7) 0 (−) 1 (1.6) 0 (−) 0 (−) 104 (20.9)
2011 49 (33.3) 30 (44.8) 5 (18.5) 2 (3.4) 1 (2.7) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 87 (19.2)
2012 42 (28.2) 40 (57.1) 4 (15.4) 1 (1.7) 1 (3.4) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 88 (19.7)
2013 25 (17.2) 58 (65.9) 8 (20.5) 2 (3.3) 4 (10.3) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 97 (19.9)
2014 41 (24.3) 35 (60.3) 5 (17.9) 2 (3.7) 3 (5.4) 0 (−) 1 (1.0) 0 (−) 0 (−) 87 (16.4)
2015 31 (16.8) 52 (74.3) 5 (12.5) 2 (2.7) 2 (6.3) 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−) 1 (4.5) 93 (17.8)
Total (%)* 484 (25.7) 416 (57.3) 55 (14.4) 25 (4.1) 18 (3.6) 3(1.4) 3 (0.4) 2(0.7) 1 (0.5) 1007 (18.1)
  1. JME journal of medical ethics, NE nursing ethics, JCE journal of clinical ethics, BioE bioethics, NE nursing ethics, CQ Cambridge Quarterly, KIB Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, HCR hastings center report, TMB theoretical medicine & bioethics, CE Christian Bioethics
  2. *Empirical papers/Total original works published in the journal
  3. **Empirical paper/total original papers published by year