Coronavirus: A Scientometric Study with Special Reference to Web of Science

Keywords: Scientometric study, Web of science, Research output on Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Bibliometrics study


Scientometrics study is one of the most efficient methods of quantitative evaluation of the scientific publication. Coronaviruses are one of the common viruses affect the human and animals some time. There is 7 type of corona already in existence, but the recent Coronavirus called novel corona (Covid19) which spreads among human rapidly. This study is to know the recent research publication of Coronavirus from the web of science, especially after December 2019, where the real spreads started and impact the world economy due to lock down. The data for this study is retrieved from the web of science for the year of 2018, 2019, and 2020 (till March). This study is an attempt to know the publication pattern, year-wise growth of publications, country-wise research output, and top-cited paper. Also, this paper is focusing on the research output of China and Wuhan University in the publications and the Wuhan University’s participation in this research publication during the period.

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Radha, L. (2020). Coronavirus: A Scientometric Study with Special Reference to Web of Science. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 8(1), 213-217.