Table 4

- Proportion of national contribution and citation times for the most productive institutions in Arab countries from January 2017 to March 2023 (ranked descending by times cited).

RankInstitution names*Organization typesCountriesTimes citedPublications per institutionPublication per country% National contributionCitation impactH-index
1King Saud UniversityAcademicSaudi Arabia169,43311,97344,28827.0314.15119
2Cairo UniversityAcademicEgypt139,0949,28940,79022.7714.97106
3King Abdulaziz UniversityAcademicSaudi Arabia136,9347,47944,28816.8918.31117
4American University of BeirutAcademicLebanon104,9203,6817,24050.8428.5099
5Mansoura UniversityAcademicEgypt83,8754,44840,79010.9018.8685
6Ain Shams UniversityAcademicEgypt83,6444,74340,79011.6317.6492
7Qatar FoundationNonprofitQatar70,9012,8397,64637.1324.9795
8Alexandria UniversityAcademicEgypt56,2584,19240,79010.2813.4269
9King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health SciencesAcademicSaudi Arabia56,2113,26844,2887.3817.2087
10Hamad Medical CorporationHealthQatar45,8822,3477,64630.7019.5577
  • * Most productive institutions in the Arab world were ranked based on the total number of publications for the period between January 2017 and March 2023 and limited to the top 20.

  • Number of publications per institution divided by the total number of publications from the same country.

  • Citation impact is times cited divided by publications number from the same institution.