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  • 1 Juntendo University Library Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 113 Tokyo (Japan) Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 113 Tokyo (Japan)
  • | 2 St. Luke's International Hospital Medical Library Akashicho, Chuo-ku 104 Tokyo (Japan) Akashicho, Chuo-ku 104 Tokyo (Japan)
  • | 3 University of Tokyo Medical Library Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 113 Tokyo (Japan) Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 113 Tokyo (Japan)
  • | 4 University of Library and Information Science Yatabemachi, Tsukuba-gun 305 Ibaraki (Japan) Yatabemachi, Tsukuba-gun 305 Ibaraki (Japan)
  • | 5 University of Tokyo Library Faculty of Agriculture Yayoi Bunkyo-ku 113 Tokyo (Japan) Yayoi Bunkyo-ku 113 Tokyo (Japan)
  • | 6 Jikei University School of Médicine, Medical Information Center for Education and Research Nishi-shinbáshi, Minato-ku 105 Tokyo (Japan) Nishi-shinbáshi, Minato-ku 105 Tokyo (Japan)
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Abstract  

In this paper,Nature andScience, the two distinguished multi-disciplinary scientific journals were compared placing emphasis on their internationality. The items investigated were as follows. A general comparison: 1. number of authors per article, 2. distribution of countries to which first authors' institutions belong, 3. distribution of main discplines studied by first authors, 4. time-lag between the date of receipt of an article by the editor and the date of its publication. B. the position with regard to Japanese author: 1. number of Japanese authors, 2. relationship between the ranking of a Japanese author in the list of authors' names and the country where his institution is located, 3. relationship between the time-lag stated in A-4 and the items stated in B-2. As a result, it can be said thatNature is a more highly international journal thanScience.