As 2012 is winding down, I thought I’d take a look back at volume 4 of the journal. This isn’t a terribly in-depth analysis, and it’s based on what we’ve published rather than what was submitted, but you might find it a little bit interesting. Here are the covers of the 12 issues that made up the 2012 issues.
What was behind those covers? This:
118 Articles (primary research papers)
67 News & Views articles
54 Research Highlights
12 In Your Element essays
12 Blogroll columns
11 Thesis articles
5 Books & Arts sections
and a partridge in a pear tree*
*OK, I’m kidding about the last one.
Where did those 118 primary research papers come from? Well, based on the addresses of the corresponding (or co-corresponding) authors, here’s the answer:
And what were those 118 research papers about? Below is a Wordle made up from the titles of those Articles: