5 March 2013
Al-Maawali A, Al Busadi A, Al-Adawi S. Biomedical publications profile and trends in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal 2012;12(1):41-47
This study is the first detailed analysis of publication productivity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). It aimed to ascertain: the number of biomedical publications in the GCC from 1970 to 2010; to establish the rate of publication according population size; and to determine the relationship between the number of publications and specific socio-economic parameters. Overall, the six countries showed a rising trend in publication numbers.