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Research Publications on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): A Study of Publication Trends using the R Package

International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Volume 5 Issue 2

Published: 2020
Author(s) Name: Diksha, Rupak Chakravarty | Author(s) Affiliation: Librarian, Divisional Library (South), Chandigarh, India.
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This study provides a bibliometric review of 1,027 documents published on COVID-19, extracted from the database of ‘’ and published in 228 journals, authored by 3,436 authors. For the analysis, Bibliometrix R-Package was used through the biblioshiny interface. A topical query was conducted and 2,973 bibliographic literature from the online database of “” was downloaded using the search strategy “Text – ‘Coronavirus OR COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2’ in the title and abstract; Field of Research is Division code 08 Information and Computing Science”. Documents from the earliest possible record to the current record of Bibliometric study revealed a sudden rise in the annual scientific production in the year 2019 with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further study revealed the most prolific authors, journals, and affiliations. Besides, we present research collaboration networks at the author level.

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Bibliometrix, R-Package,

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