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Table 3 Top ten countries in publishing articles on water – related diseases (1980–2015)

From: Drinking and recreational water-related diseases: a bibliometric analysis (1980–2015)

Rank Country Frequency (%)
N = 2267
TC h-index C/A Number Of collaborating countries SCP (%) MCP (%)
1st United States 623 (27.48) 18713 69 30.04 78 439 (70.47) 184 (29.53)
2nd Germany 149 (6.57) 1811 23 12.15 39 126 (84.56) 23 (15.44)
3rd United Kingdom 141 (6.22) 3391 32 24.05 39 75 (53.19) 66 (46.81)
4th Canada 126 (5.56) 3580 30 28.41 21 85 (67.46) 41 (32.54)
5th China 121 (5.34) 554 12 4.58 16 96 (79.34) 25 (20.66)
6th India 75 (3.31) 922 16 12.29 6 63 (84.00) 12 (16.00)
7th France 74 (3.26) 1319 19 17.82 39 51 (68.92) 23 (31.08)
8th Australia 65 (2.87) 1344 19 20.68 21 19 (29.23) 46 (70.77)
9th Italy 64 (2.82) 660 16 10.31 32 49 (76.56) 15 (23.44)
10th Spain 61 (2.69) 1071 16 17.56 32 38 (62.30) 23 (37.70)
  1. TC total citations
  2. h-index: Hirsh index
  3. C/A: citations per article calculated by dividing total citations by total number of publications per journal
  4. SCP single country publication. The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of SCP by number of publications retrieved for that particular country
  5. MCP multiple country publication. The percentage was calculated by dividing the total number of MCP by total number of publications retrieved for that particular country