Discussing Arab Spring’s effect on scientific productivity and research performance in Arab countries

  • Houcemeddine TurkiEmail author
  • Mohamed Ben Aouicha
  • Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb


This research letter discusses whether Arab Spring explains the changes in research productivity and impact of Arab countries by identifying non-sociopolitical factors that can be behind the variations of the research performance of several Arab nations such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Lebanon and Algeria.


Arab countries Research performance Research policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Houcemeddine Turki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohamed Ben Aouicha
    • 2
  • Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine of SfaxUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia
  2. 2.MIRACL LaboratoryUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia

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