A bibliometric analysis of global researches at COVID-19

COVID-19 bibliometric analysis

  • Márcio Cristiano de Melo Faculdade de Medicina São Leopoldo Mandic de Araras https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9840-0309
  • Elizabeth Regina de Melo Cabral Faculdade de Medicina São Leopoldo Mandic de Araras
  • Ana Carine Arruda Rolim Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0447-9683
  • Rinaldo Eduardo Machado de Oliveira Faculdade de Medicina São Leopoldo Mandic de Araras https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1684-1456
  • Fábio Takahashi Universidade Federal de Viçosa – Campus Florestal
  • Alisson Costa de Araujo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas
  • Gabriela Aparecida de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Escola Multicampi de Ciências Médicas https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0693-9030
  • Samantha Dantas de Holanda Gomes Faculdade de Medicina São Leopoldo Mandic de Araras
  • Rebecca Tilie Dantas de Macêdo Faculdade de Medicina São Leopoldo Mandic de Araras
Keywords: Coronavirus, SARS Virus, Betacoronavirus

Abstract

It is imperative to the entire community epidemiological and public health to consider COVID-19 as an emerging global threat, because of the potential transmissibility of the highest SARS-Cov-2 virus. In order to know the global scientific production in terms of data volume, time of publication and country of origin, a bibliometric analysis was carried out based on the publications available in the main databases for indexing journals in the first 100 days of 2020, with full text and using the term "COVID-19" as the main operator. Of the 1,841 papers analyzed, an average daily publication of 18.4 materials was observed. Regarding their country of publication, 28.4% (n = 523) were published in the United States, 19.6% (n = 360) in England and 17.3% (n = 319) in China. The highest concentration of publications is in epidemiological week 12 (n = 501) followed by week 13 (n = 418). There was a high growth in the number of jobs from week five (5) with a decrease in week 12. The month of March concentrated 76.0% of publications (n = 1400). In conclusion, the observed volume of publications on SARS-VOC-2 infection invites us to incorporate the scientific knowledge produced into evidence-based practices, with a view to ensuring the protection and recovery of communities and nations and the urgent and necessary control of the pandemic.

Author Biography

Márcio Cristiano de Melo, Faculdade de Medicina São Leopoldo Mandic de Araras

Possui graduação em Enfermagem - Faculdade Anhanguera de Campinas - Unidade 3 (2010), Especialização em Saúde Coletiva com foco em Epidemiologia pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG (2012), Doutorado e Mestrado em Saúde Coletiva, área de concentração em Epidemiologia pela Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Tem experiência com ensino superior em disciplinas de saúde coletiva e epidemiologia, ensino técnico, pesquisa de campo e desenvolve pesquisas com os temas: HIV/Aids e doenças de notificação compulsória.

Published
17-04-2020
Section
Review Articles