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Covid-19 and Delirium: A Bibliometric Assessment of Global Publications

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 4 First page : ( 52) Last page : ( 66) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00044.0

Covid-19 and Delirium: A Bibliometric Assessment of Global Publications

Bansal Madhu1, Bansal Jivesh2, Grover Sandeep3 1Punjab University, Department of Mathematics Library, Chandigarh, Punjab, India 2AC Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, India, Email: jivesh@pu.ac.in 3Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Punjab, India Abstract The present study examines global research output (n=423) published during 2020–21 on ‘Covid-19 and Delirium’ as indexed in Scopus database using various bibliometric indicators. Global publications in the field averaged citation impact per paper of 9.69. 159 authors from169 organisations published papers on ‘Delirium and COVID- 19′. Researchers from USA, U.K. and Italy contributed maximum number of publications. The three most productive organisations were Harvard Medical School, USA, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA and Kings’ College, London, U.K. with researchers from these institutions contributing to 23, 18 and 13 papers respectively. Organizations with highest citations per paper (CPP) included Edinburgh Medical School, USA (52.5 CPP), Universite de Montpellir, France (52.17 CPP) and University of Melbourne Australia (49.17 CPP). The three most productive authors are E.W. Ely, A. Bianchetti, and D. Davis contributing 5,4 and 4 papers, respectively. The top three most impactful authors in terms of citations per papers are R.C.E. Bowyer, M.B. Freiden and N. Mangino (115.33 CPP each). The top three journals which published papers on this theme included Journal of the American Geriatrics, Asian Journal of Psychiatry and Frontiers in Neurology, publishing 15, 9 and 9 papers. respectively. The top three most impactful journals in terms of CPP were Critical Care (231), Journal of the American Geriatrics (137), Journal of the Pain and Symptoms Management (121). Keywords Covid-19, Delerium, Global Publications, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics.

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