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Table 1 Annual research output and citation analysis of FGM/C (2006 – 2015)

From: Bibliometric analysis of literature on female genital mutilation: (1930 – 2015)

Year Number of publications (%) N = 1035 TC C/A CC
2015 80 (7.73) 44 0.55 2493
2014 77 (7.44) 95 1.23 2449
2013 70 (6.75) 202 2.89 2354
2012 64 (6.18) 257 4.02 2152
2011 33 (3.19) 200 6.06 1895
2010 47 (4.54) 225 4.79 1695
2009 42 (4.06) 277 6.60 1470
2008 28 (2.71) 231 8.25 1193
2007 50 (4.83) 416 8.32 962
2006 45 (4.35) 546 12.13 546
  1. Abbreviation: FGM/C female genital mutilation/cutting, TC total citations, C/A number of citations per article calculated by dividing the total number of citations retrieved for each year by the total number of publications in that year, CC cumulative citations calculated by adding up the number of citations for each year with the citations for all previous years