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Table 1 Top ten countries/territories with scientific production on MERS-CoV research at Scopus (up to December 31, 2015)

From: Global research trends of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: a bibliometric analysis

SCR Countries/territories Total number of publications for the whole period (%) h-index Number (%) of publications with international collaboration
1st United States 319 (36.1) 32 168 (52.7)
2nd Saudi Arabia 113 (12.8) 26 76 (67.3)
3rd China 103 (11.7) 19 63 (61.2)
4th United Kingdom 93 (10.5) 22 66 (71.0)
5th Hong Kong 71 (8.0) 18 47 (66.2)
6th Germany 68 (7.7) 21 47 (69.1)
7th Netherlands 55 (6.2) 21 40 (72.7)
8th South Korea 39 (4.4) 4 4 (10.3)
9th France 37 (4.2) 10 17 (45.9)
10th Australia 27 (3.1) 6 13 (48.1)
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