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A Bibliometric Assessment of Bibliometric Studies on Covid-19 Research Publications

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 4 First page : ( 132) Last page : ( 146) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00049.X

A Bibliometric Assessment of Bibliometric Studies on Covid-19 Research Publications

Chakraborty Kanu1, Sahoo S.2, Gajbe S. B.2, Sinha P. K.2, Debnath S.3, Mahato S.S.4,* 1Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, Uttar PradeshIndia 2DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute and University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 3NIT-Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India 4IISER-Pune, Maharashtra, India *Corresponding Author: S.S. Mahato, E-Mail. shiva@iiserpune.ac.in Abstract Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all forms of global research since March 2020. More than 1.5 lakh scholarly publications relevant to all areas of COVID-19 in different formats are published all over the world. Researchers are still looking for a complete cure for this condition; while a few vaccines are currently available, research on this front is still ongoing. This research aims to perform a bibliometric assessment of 63 bibliometric studies on Covid-19 research publications, derived from Scopus database. Bibliometric R (biblioshiny) and MS-Excel were used to perform data analysis. The 63 selected bibliometric studies are spread across 42 different sources (journals) and involve 231 authors. Seven authors have solely authored and the rest 224 have collaboratively worked on 63 articles. The study showed that collaborative work outnumbers single-authored work by a factor of the collaborative index of four. The most relevant source is Library Philosophy and Practice; the most cited source is Scientometrics. The most cited and most productive author is Y. Wang, from the University of Idaho Library. Keywords Covid 19, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Bibliometric Studies, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics.

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