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Archived Comments for: Arab nations lagging behind other Middle Eastern countries in biomedical research: a comparative study

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  1. Country of origin of articles

    Karen Shashok, AuthorAID in the Eastern Mediterranean

    23 September 2009

    Dr Bliziotis, in his reviewer's comments, noted that there are differences in "how each search engine identifies an article as originating from a country" in each database (Medline and SCI). This is an important potential confounder because international collaboration is increasingly common. I hope the authors will find a way to replicate this study taking into account the country of origin of the corresponding author and each co-author.

    Karen Shashok

    Competing interests

    I declare I have no competing interest.