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Table 4 Journals from Eastern Mediterranean countries receiving citations to their articles and those being indexed in Web of Science (WoS) and SCOPUS databases*

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

Country No. of journals indexed No. journals receiving citation† No. citations (median, IQR)‡
  WoS (n = 23) SCOPUS (n = 46) WoS (n = 85) SCOPUS (n = 93) WoS SCOPUS
Bahrain 0 2 0 0 0 0
Egypt 0 2 9 9 2.5 (1.0–15.0) 5 (1.7–20.7)
Emirates 0 1 1 1 4 5
Iran 15 22 35 38 4 (1.0–10.0) 3 (1.0–9.0)
Jordan 0 1 1 2 1 / 0 1 / 12
Kuwait 2 1 2 2 3 / 166 7 / 187
Lebanon 0 2 3 3 2 / 3 / 18 1 / 3 / 23
Libya 0 0 2 1 1 / 3 0 / 5
Oman 0 0 1 1 1 5
Pakistan 2 9 21 22 3 (1.0–18.2) 6 (2.0–14.0)
Palestine 0 0 1 1 1 1
Qatar 0 0 2 2 2 / 2 2 / 4
Saudi Arabia 4 6 5 6 15 (8.2–155.2) 15.5 (9.0–131.0)
Sudan 0 0 1 2 0 / 1 1 / 3
Syria 0 0 0 1 0 1
Tunisia 0 0 1 2 0 / 17 1 / 26
  1. *Citations during 2006–2009 to journal articles published in 2006.
  2. †Citations to articles from Eastern Mediterranean country journals regardless of their indexing status in the database.
  3. ‡For countries with a small number of journals, citations for the articles are presented for individual journals. IQR – interquartile range (25th – 75th percentile).