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A Scientometric Analysis and Visualization of COVID-19 Research Literature

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 10 Issue 2

Published: 2021
Author(s) Name: Ashish Kumar Ahirwal, Sandeep Kumar Pathak, Suresh Balutagi | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Librarian, JRDTML, IISC Bangalore, Karnataka India.
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Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the Coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization learned of this new virus from the Wuhan city cases in China on December 31st, 2019. COVID-19 is a major health concern worldwide due to its quick widespread around the globe. This bibliometric study evaluated the published scientific literature to assess the evolution of knowledge on COVID-19, identify the leading research stakeholders, and analyze the conceptual areas of knowledge development in this domain. Bibliometric data on COVID-19 related literature published until August 2020 were retrieved from the Web of Science Citation Database. Major areas identified through evaluating keywords and text data including Co-authorship networks of authors, geographically collaboration of organizations and countries co-authorship networks, Bibliographic coupling of sources associated with COVID-19. The Current Status of COVID-19 research shows early development in different areas of knowledge. Global research collaboration should be at a high pace and be encouraged to strengthen evidence-based decisions to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic and aftermath.

Keywords: Scientometric Study, COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus Disease, Visual Analysis, COVID-19 Visualization, WHO

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