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Table 9 Citation analysis and impact factor of top ten productive journals on FGM/C publications (1930 – 2015)

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

SCRa Journal Frequency (%) N = 1035 TC C/A h-index IF Total IFb
1st BMJ Clinical Research Ed 39 (3.77) 85 2.179 5 19.967 778.71
1st Lancet 39 (3.77) 432 11.077 9 44.002 1716.08
3rd International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 33 (3.19) 493 14.939 14 1.674 55.24
4th Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 18 (1.74) 133 7.389 7 0.611 11.00
5th African Journal of Reproductive Health 14 (1.35) 70 5.000 5 0.91 12.74
6th Journal of Sexual Medicine 13 (1.26) 111 8.538 6 3.151 40.96
7th BMC Public Health 12 (1.16) 61 5.083 4 2.209 26.51
7th BMJ Online 12 (1.16) 22 1.833 3 2.562 30.74
9th African Journal of Urology 11 (1.06) 21 1.909 2 N/A 0.00
10th Tropical Doctor 10 (0.97) 121 12.100 5 0.347 3.47
  Total 201 (19.42)      2675.46
  1. FGM/C female genital mutilation/cutting
  2. Abbreviations: SCR standard competition ranking, TC total number of 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, h-index Hirsch index, HCA highly cited articles (those with ≥ 20 citations), IFimpact factor
  3. aSCR, Standard competition ranking, Equal countries were given the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers
  4. bTotal impact factor was obtained by multiplying the number of articles published by a certain journal with the IF of that journal