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Table 3 Citation analysis and research productivity of top 10 productive countries on FGM/C publications (1930 – 2015)

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

SCRa Country Number (%) N = 1035 TC C/A h-index HCA (%) NCC SCP (%) MCP (%)
1st USA 162 (15.65) 2108 13.01 25 34 (30.0) 17 135 (83.33) 27 (16.67)
2nd UK 116 (11.21) 861 7.42 16 9 (7.76) 12 101 (87.07) 15 (12.93)
3rd Nigeria 52 (5.02) 438 8.42 12 7 (13.46) 7 41 (78.85) 11 (21.15)
4th Egypt 36 (3.48) 495 13.75 13 6 (16.67) 5 30 (83.33) 6 (16.67)
5th Australia 30 (2.90) 166 5.53 8 3 (10.00) 6 25 (83.33) 5 (16.67)
5th Sweden 30 (2.90) 525 17.50 15 12 (40.00) 11 19 (63.33) 11 (36.67)
5th Switzerland 30 (2.90) 289 9.63 10 7 (23.33) 5 24 (80.00) 6 (20.00)
8th Italy 28 (2.71) 121 4.32 5 1 (3.57) 2 26 (92.86) 2 (7.14)
9th Germany 27 (2.61) 237 8.78 7 4 (14.81) 5 22 (81.48) 5 (18.52)
10th Canada 26 (2.51) 218 8.38 7 4 (15.38) 3 22 (84.62) 4 (15.38)
  1. Abbreviations: 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, h-index Hirsch index, HCA highly cited articles (those with ≥ 20 citations), NCC number of collaborating countries, SCP single country publication (intra-country collaboration), MCP multiple country publications (inter-country publications)
  2. aSCR: Standard competition ranking. Equal countries were given the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers