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Table 1 Indexing of the journals from Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR) in major bibliographical databases*

From: Bridging knowledge translation gap in health in developing countries: visibility, impact and publishing standards in journals from the Eastern Mediterranean

Database No. of journals indexed No. years of indexation per journal (median, range) Total No. items indexed No. of journal items indexed per journal (median, range)
SCOPUS 46 8.5 (2–48) 37350 337.5 (52–5247)
Web of Science 23 3 (2–25) 14840 188 (53–6510)
PubMed/MEDLINE 19 11 (3–58) 913 913 (106–5206)
EBSCO-Academic Search 9 3 (2–6) 964 91 (33–230)
CINAHL 4 10 (5–14) 2768 611 (210–1329)
Current Contents 2 17 7794 2372/5422
PsycINFO 1 21 271 271
GeoRef 1 37 183 183
  1. *The analysis was performed in May and June 2009 and verified for 2009 indexation data in June 2010. Journals from WHO EMRO region included in IMEMR: Afghanistan (n = 0), Bahrain (n = 3), Djibouti (n = 0), Egypt (n = 115), Islamic Republic of Iran (n = 104), Iraq (n = 29), Jordan (n = 8), Kuwait (n = 4), Lebanon (n = 8), Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (n = 5), Morocco (n = 6), Oman (n = 2), Pakistan (n63), Palestine (n = 3), Qatar (n = 4), Saudi Arabia (n = 21), Somalia (n = 0), Sudan (n = 9), Syrian Arab Republic (n = 9), Tunisia (n = 8), United Arab Emirates (n = 5), Yemen (n = 7). IMEMR also included journals published in Cyprus (n = 1; Cyprus Medical Journal), Germany (n = 3; Arab Dental, Arab Medico, Arabmed Journal), Italy (n = 1; Clinical Chemistry Newsletter) and UK (n = 1, Islamic World Medical Journal).