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Table 1 Sample of results from the search term generation process

From: Drug supply networks: a systematic review of the organizational structure of illicit drug trade

Search terms Results Total hits for notables Weight
Search term development (identifying terms)
 Illicit drug distribution ~120,000 145 0.001208
 Cartel ~165,000 26 0.000158
 Drug trafficking networks ~525,000 127 0.000242
 SNA ~258,000 41 0.000159
 Organized crime groups ~1,250,000 185 0.000148
 Group structure ~5,990,000 215 3.58E−05
Modification of terms (building term sets)
 Co-offending drug network structure analysis ~960 80 0.083333
 Illicit drug network structure analysis trafficking ~30,800 143 0.004643
 Illicit drug network structure analysis ~67,800 143 0.002109
 Structure drug trafficking networks ~112,000 155 0.001384
 Network analysis drug trafficking ~200,000 161 0.000805
 Drug markets network structure analysis ~295,000 192 0.000651
Final terms chosen
 Illicit drug network structure analysis trafficking + ”network analysis” ~1560 90 0.057692
  1. The average weight of search terms was 0.011735999 with a sample standard deviation of 0.016402695