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Table 3 Bibliometric analysis of the 1,240 documents by country

From: A bibliometric analysis of toxicology research productivity in Middle Eastern Arab countries during a 10-year period (2003–2012)

Country Number of documents Total citations Median (Q1–Q3) citation Total IF Median (Q1–Q3) IF H index Number (%)b of documents indexed in ISI Number (%)cof documents with international authors Adjustment indexd
  n =1,240a (%)a         
Egypt 617 (49.8) 5702 4 (1–11) 1277 2.2 (1.1–3.0) 33 553 (89.6) 247 (40.0) 193.6
KSA 326 (26.3) 2098 3 (1–7.5) 631.6 2.0 (1.1–3.0) 21 291 (89.3) 179 (54.9) 13.0
UAE 142 (11.5) 1691 7.5 (3–16) 324.9 2.6 (1.4–3.0) 21 128 (90.1) 94 (66.2) 3.8
Jordan 57 (4.6) 217 2 (0–6) 76.7 1.3 (0.0–2.1) 8 46 (80.7) 33 (57.9) 11.5
Kuwait 60 (4.8) 471 4 (1.3–11) 100.5 1.4 (1.3–2.2) 13 56 (93.3) 26 (43.3) 1.2
Lebanon 46 (3.7) 893 9 (1.8–21) 121.7 2.8 (2.1–3.0) 14 43 (93.5) 25 (54.3) 4.7
Oman 34 (2.9) 538 7 (3–14) 82.8 2.7 (1.3–3.1) 11 30 (88.2) 25 (73.5) 1.6
Iraq 20 (1.6) 54 1 (0.0–3.8) 24.6 1.2 (0.0–1.8) 4 13 (65.0) 10 (50.0) 3.1
Palestine 18 (1.5) 128 3.5 (1.8–10.3) 33.1 2.1 (1.4–2.2) 6 17 (94.4) 11 (61.1) 18.1
Qatar 13 (1.0) 49 1 (0.0–5.5) 17.4 1.1 (0.0–2.8) 4 7 (53.8) 9 (69.2) 0.2
SAR 10 (0.8) 35 4 (1.5–5.3) 22.2 2.6 (1.7–3.0) 4 9 (90.0) 9 (90.0) 3.0
Yemen 9 (0.7) 66 5 (1.5–10) 15.2 2.0 (0.0–2.8) 5 7 (77.8) 9 (100) 6.0
Bahrain 4 (0.3) 7 2 (0.0–2.7) 4.25 1.0 (0.0–2.0) 2 3 (75.0) 1 (25) 0.2
  1. IF, Impact factor; ISI,Institute for Scientific Information; UAE, United Arab Emirates; KSA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; SAR, Syrian Arab Republic; Q1–Q3, Lower quartile – upper quartile.
  2. aTotal exceeds 100% because data are overlapping due to multiple collaborations.
  3. bPercentage of documents indexed in ISI from the total number of documents for each country.
  4. cPercentage of documents with international authors from the total number of documents for each country.
  5. dAn AI was calculated using the following formula: AI = [total number of publications for the country/GDP per capita of the country]*1,000. Where: GDP per capita = GDP/population of the country.