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Table 3 Bibliometric analysis of the 591 documents by country

From: Scientific publications from Arab world in leading journals of Integrative and Complementary Medicine: a bibliometric analysis

SCRa Countries No. of articles (%) h-index Average of citation No. of foreign countries that the main country collaborated with No. of documents with international collaborations Adjustment indexb
1st KSA 148 (25.0) 19 9.2 24 70 5.89
2nd Egypt 99 (16.8) 21 13.3 27 46 31.06
3nd Morocco 96 (16.2) 27 24.5 16 64 32.53
4th Jordan 52 (8.8) 21 22.1 8 9 10.52
5th Tunisia 33 (5.6) 10 6.7 7 14 7.79
6th Yemen 32 (5.4) 12 15.1 12 26 21.41
7th Algeria 24 (4.1) 9 11.2 9 14 4.49
8th Palestine 21 (3.6) 11 28.1 4 5 21.16
8th Iraq 21 (3.6) 11 22.4 4 7 3.25
10th Lebanon 20 (3.4) 10 14.2 7 10 2.06
11th Sudan 19 (3.2) 10 17.8 11 12 12.03
12th UAE 18 (3.1) 10 17.6 10 8 0.48
12th Oman 18 (3.1) 7 13.5 14 11 0.85
14th Somalia 8 (1.4) 6 17.1 2 6 88.99
15th Kuwait 5 (0.9) 4 11.6 0 0 0.1
16th Bahrain 4 (0.7) 2 2.8 4 4 0.18
17th Libya 3 (0.5) 3 29 3 2 0.3
18th SAR 1 (0.2) 1 - 2 1 0.3
18th Qatar 1 (0.2) 1 - 1 1 0.01
18th Comoros 1(0.2) 1 - 1 1 1.2
21st Djibouti 0 (0.0) - - - - -
21st Mauritania 0 (0.0) - - - - -
  1. Abbreviations: KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SAR Syrian Arab Republic, SCR Standard Competition Ranking, UAE United Arab Emirates
  2. aEqual countries have the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers
  3. bAn adjustment index (AI) was calculated using the following formula: AI = [total number of publications for the country / GDP per capita of the country]*1000. Where: GDP per capita = GDP/population of the country