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Danesh F, Ghavidel S. Coronavirus: Scientometrics of 50 Years of Global Scientific Productions. Iran J Med Microbiol 2020; 14 (1) :1-16
1- Information Management Research Department, Regional Information Center for Science and Technology (RICeST), Shiraz, Iran ,
2- Department of knowledge and Information Science, School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
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Background:  Scientometrics studies are one of the most efficient methods of quantitative evaluation of the scientific outputs of valuable information and citation databases for understanding and observing the status of scientific publications in different subject areas. The main aim of this article was to study the 50 years of Coronavirus scientific publications in the world.
Materials & Methods:  This applied research was carried out using scientometrics methods and an analytical approach. The statistical population of this article includes 5128 Coronavirus subject area documents indexed on the WoS from 1970 to 2019. The keywords were extracted from MeSH and analyzed using Excel 2016.
Results:  Data analysis showed that the highest science production was in 2005, and the highest citation number was in 2019. “Enjuanes L.” is the most proliferated author, the United States, the most productive country, and the University of Hong Kong, the top organization in Coronavirus in the last half-century.
Conclusion:   The results showed, there is a direct relationship between the Coronavirus outbreaks and the amount of Scientific Publications in this area in the World. The quality of the researchers' productions in this area can be deliberated by scientific methods and researchers' self-citation has affected their h-index. For health care researchers, policymakers, and planners, it is necessary to be aware of the results of scientific studies of strategic and vital research areas, such as Coronavirus, to identify more appropriate therapeutic goals, make better decisions, and provide more effective solutions in the shortest time.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Medical Virology
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