What Do We Know? A Bibliometric Analysis of Current Literature on COVID-19 and its Implications

Yadav, Pratyush
R, Anju
Pervin, Nargis
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The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into chaos by affecting people’s lifestyles and imposing immense pressures on healthcare professionals. Since its outbreak in Wuhan, China, back in December 2019, researchers all across the globe have been working tirelessly to provide reliable insights to understand and combat the virus. As a result, the number of publications related to the novel coronavirus has been increasing rapidly. This study aims to quantify and summarize the progress of SARS-CoV-2 related research from November 2019 onwards to January 2021 by employing a bibliometric analysis and topic modelling approaches. A total of 33,159 research publications, downloaded from the Web of Science (WoS) core collection database, were analyzed. The key aspects of our study include identifying important publications, their distribution across countries and organizations, important journals and central authors who have made a significant contribution to the current literature. We have also delineated the major themes addressed in the academic community.
Technological, Educational, and Organizational Impacts of Pandemics, bibliometric analysis, citation network, collaboration network, covid-19, topic modelling
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