April 20, 2021

Research Article: “Daily Growth Rate of Scientific Production on Covid-19. Analysis in Databases and Open Access Repositories”

The following preprint was recently shared on arXiv. The complete article is in Spanish and was originally published here. An abstract/visualizations are available in English.

Title

Growth Rate of Scientific Production on Covid-19. Analysis in Databases and Open Access Repositories

Authors

Daniel Torres-Salinas
Universidad de Granada

Source

via arXiv

From the Abstract:

The scientific community is facing one of its greatest challenges in solving a global health problem: COVID-19 pandemic. This situation has generated an unprecedented volume of publications. What is the volume, in terms of publications, of research on COVID-19? The general objective of this research work is to obtain a global vision of the daily growth of scientific production on COVID-19 in different databases (Dimensions, Web of Science Core Collection, Scopus-Elsevier, Pubmed and eight repositories). In relation to the results obtained, Dimensions indexes a total of 9435 publications (69% with peer review and 2677 preprints) well above Scopus (1568) and WoS (718). This is a classic biliometric phenomenon of exponential growth (R2 = 0.92). The global growth rate is 500 publications and the production doubles every 15 days.

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