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Table 2 Citation analysis, research collaboration and adjustment index (AI) for each Arab country in the field of public, environmental and occupational health

From: Public, environmental, and occupational health research activity in Arab countries: bibliometric, citation, and collaboration analysis

Country Number of documents N = 4673 (%) a Total citations Mean citation per document hindex Number of non-Arab collaborating countries Number (%) b of documents with international authors AI c
Egypt 1200 (25.86) 15938 13.28 51 99 695 (57.92) 376.46
KSA 738 (15.79) 6233 8.45 32 72 249 (33.74) 29.36
Sudan 602 (12.88) 8983 14.92 43 84 331 (54.98) 381.05
Lebanon 363 (7.77) 4099 11.29 30 74 184 (50.69) 37.40
Tunisia 331 (7.08) 2615 7.90 24 80 133 (40.18) 78.15
Kuwait 274 (5.86) 3068 11.20 25 57 123 (44.89) 5.53
Jordan 232 (4.96) 2221 9.57 22 61 107 (46.12) 46.92
UAE 219 (4.69) 2309 10.54 23 54 127 (57.99) 5.78
Morocco 181 (3.87) 1658 9.16 21 85 106 (58.56) 61.33
Algeria 150 (3.21) 804 5.36 15 57 48 (32.00) 28.05
Iraq 131 (2.80) 1174 8.96 17 24 39 (29.77) 20.29
Syria 78 (1.67) 1418 18.18 22 41 59 (75.64) 23.72
Palestine 69 (1.48) 559 8.10 12 32 40 (57.97) 69.53
Libya 68 (1.46) 627 9.22 16 24 31 (45.59) 6.71
Oman 68 (1.46) 587 8.63 14 30 39 (57.35) 3.22
Qatar 59 (1.26) 347 5.88 11 22 36 (61.02) 0.71
Bahrain 58 (1.24) 370 6.38 12 22 27 (46.55) 2.63
Somalia 52 (1.11) 753 14.48 17 17 52 (100.00) 578.41
Yemen 58 (1.24) 424 7.57 13 36 39 (67.24) 38.80
Mauritania 21 (0.45) 196 9.33 8 13 12 (57.14) 18.98
Djibouti 9 (0.19) 91 10.11 4 8 8 (88.89) 9.13
Comoros 8 (0.17) 179 22.38 6 13 6 (75.00) 9.63
  1. aTotal exceeds 100% because data are overlapping due to multiple collaborations.
  2. bPercentage of documents with international authors from the total number of documents for each country.
  3. cAn 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.
  4. Abbreviations: KSA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE United Arab Emirates.