Bibliometrics

About the Study

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan City, Hubei province of China at the end of 2019, has radically transformed the lives of people around the world. Due to its fast spreading, it is currently considered as a worldwide health, social and economic concern. The lack of knowledge on this area has encouraged academic sphere for extensive research, which is reflected in exponentially growing scientific literature in this area. However, current state of COVID-19 research reveals only early development of knowledge, while a comprehensive and in-depth overview remains neglected. Accordingly, the main aim of this paper is to fill the aforementioned gap in the literature and provide an extensive bibliometric analysis of COVID-19 research across science and social science research landscape. The bibliometric analysis is based on the Scopus database including all relevant and latest information on COVID-19 related publications (n=10,344) in the January-May 2020 period. The findings emphasize an importance of a comprehensive and in-depth approach considering different scientific disciplines in COVID-19 research. The understanding of the evolution of emerging scientific knowledge on COVID-19 is beneficial not only for scientific community but also for evidence-based policymaking in order to prevent and address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We are excited to announce that the full study “A Bibliometric Analysis of COVID-19 across Science and Social Science Research Landscape” is now available at: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202006.0299/v4.

Suggested citation:
Aristovnik, A.; Ravšelj, D.; Umek, L. A Bibliometric Analysis of COVID-19 across Science and Social Science Research Landscape. Preprints 2020, 2020060299 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0299.v4).

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Word Cloud on COVID-19 Research

Source: Aristovnik et al. (2020). A Bibliometric Analysis of COVID-19 across Science and Social Science Research Landscape (forthcoming). Authors’ Elaboration Based on Scopus Database, 1st June 2020

Analyzing words in abstracts can also identify the scientific focus and the emphasis on current COVID-19 research. According to the word cloud, covid, sars and coronavirus are central terms in the COVID-19 research. Moreover, other words such as patients, disease and pandemic indicates that COVID-19 is mainly global health concern.