Oncology Research Productivity of Iraqi Authors: A Bibliometric Analysis During 1955–2019
Keywords:Cancer, Lymphoma, Malignancy, Leukemia,Tumor, Iraq.
Cancer is a major health enigma all over the world. In Iraq, cancer caused a large number of deaths and
significant morbidity. Nevertheless, limited information is available on how cancer–related literature has
developed. This study aimed to analyzethe published research on cancer carried out by Iraqi authors by
assessing a bibliometric analysis. Data from 1955 to 2019 was retrieved from Scopus and Google Scholar.
The findings of the current study showed significant growth in recent research output regarding cancer,
particularly after the 2000s, and more than half of Iraqi publications were internationally published as 79.4%
of them. Breast cancer was the type of cancer most targeted by researchers in a percentage of (29%), and
the degree of collaboration of Iraqi authors was high(0.808) according to the Subramanyamin method.
This study is the first one to analyze Iraqi publications regarding cancer. Our results can help to direct a
national knowledge program, planning, and funding assessments. Moreover, to establish new national and
international organized collaborations.
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