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Table 5 Publication Bias – Journal Impact factors

From: The use of non-prescribed antibiotics; prevalence estimates in low-and-middle-income countries. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Author/Date Journal Name Impact factor Risk of bias
Abdulraheem, I. et al., 2016 [32, 48] British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Unknown High
Aditya, S. et al. 2013 [34] International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 1.23 Low
Albawani, al., 2016 [41] Value in Health 5.03 Low
Bilal, M. et al.,2016 [30] Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR 1.23 Low
Ramay, B. et al., 2015 [48] BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 1.77 Low
Ramay, B. et al., 2016 [31] Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas y Biológicas · Facultad de Ciências Químicas y Farmacia Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala- Cientific Journal Unknown High
Israel, E. et al., 2015 [42, 49] Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Unknown High
Senadheera, G. et al., 2017 Ceylon Medical Journal 0.36 Moderate
Sah, A. et al. 2016 [50] International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research (IJPSR) 0,38 Moderate
Shah, S. et al., 2014 [46] BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 1.771 Low
Shiavong, A. et al., 2017 [51] Sex Transm Infect 3.346 Low