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The primary objective of this study is to identify the global research output on Taliban during the period of 25 years spanning from 1996-2020. Specific objectives are to analyze the distribution of literature, publication trends, authorship patterns, institutional productivity, collaboration networks, and prolific funding agencies. The data was harvested from the Web of Science Core Collection. A total of 614 records were retrieved on Taliban having 4416 total citations. The highest output was recorded in 2002, with a share of 7.83% of overall literature. The citation pattern depicted a fluctuating, the highest share being received in the year 2002 (14.47%), followed by the years 2010, 2004, and 2007 with the citation share of 11.03%, 10.67%, and 6.82% respectively. The results depict that among all the countries, the USA is topping the list, contributing almost 47.1% of the total research output followed by the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Australia, and Canada with the publication share of 16.78%, 6.19%, 6.03%, and 4.4% respectively.



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