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Table 1 The top 10 ranking of the most productive countries in publishing the largest number of articles associated with nicotine replacement therapy for tobacco cessation during the period from 1970 to 2016

From: Estimates of global research productivity in using nicotine replacement therapy for tobacco cessation: a bibliometric study

SCRa Countries Articles (%) h-index Publications per population size in million inhabitants Publications per GDP (current US$) in billion Prevalence of tobacco smokingb Number of Publications per 100,000 smokers Collaborations with foreign countries Number (%)c of documents with international authors
1st United States 986 (46.1) 92 3.051 0.053 17.2 1.77 32 127 (12.9)
2nd United Kingdom 312 (14.6) 57 4.753 0.118 19.2 2.48 21 98 (31.4)
3rd Australia 102 (4.8) 25 4.227 0.085 14.9 2.84 8 35 (34.3)
3rd Sweden 102 (4.8) 41 10.303 0.198 20.6 5.00 19 56 (54.9)
5th Canada 85 (4.0) 23 2.342 0.056 14.9 1.57 6 33 (38.8)
6th France 51 (2.4) 16 0.762 0.021 27.6 0.28 11 12 (23.5)
7th Germany 49 (2.3) 13 0.593 0.014 30.3 0.20 11 14 (28.6)
8th Switzerland 47 (2.2) 21 5.615 0.070 23.2 2.42 9 17 (36.2)
9th Denmark 41 (1.9) 22 7.155 0.134 17.0 4.21 8 12 (29.3)
10th New Zealand 34 (1.6) 15 7.249 0.184 16.3 4.45 6 18 (52.9)
  1. SCR Standard Competition Ranking
  2. aEqual countries have the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers
  3. bAge-standardized prevalence of current tobacco smoking among people aged 15 years and older [53]
  4. cPercentage of documents with international authors from the total number of documents for each country