Ophthalmic Manifestations of Covid-19: A Bibliometric Assessment of Global Scientific Literature

    Published on:December 2021
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2021; 13(3S):s108-s114
    Original Article | doi:10.5530/jyp.2021.13s.80

    Kanu Chakraborty1,*, BM Gupta2, Manashree Chakraborty3, Rajpal Walke4

    1Indian Institute of Technology (B.H.U.), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA.

    2CSIR-NISTADS, New Delhi, INDIA.

    3Apex College of Nursing, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA.

    4CSIR-NPL, New Delhi, INDIA.


    Purpose: The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted world healthcare, with ophthalmology being one of the most severely affected area. The study aims to perform a bibliometric analysis of global literature published on “Ophthalmic Manifestations of Covid-19” to explore the scientific productivity and trends in research in this field. Methods: Bibliometric methods have been used to analyze global literature on this topic using quantitatively and qualitatively indices from the Scopus database up to 20th September 2021. The keywords related to “Covid-19” and “ophthalmology” are used in search strategy through the boolean operator. Primary data were exported in CSV and BibTxt file format for further analysis using different software. The literature on “Ophthalmic Manifestations of Covid-19” was assessed using a variety of metrics. Results: A total of 3453 publications were published on “Ophthalmic Manifestations of Covid-19”, which received 32935 citations, averaging 9.54 citations per paper. Of the total publications, 557 received external funding support and registered 10802 citations. The U.S.A. and India published the most significant number of papers among countries. The U.S.A. and U.K. occupied the top position in international collaborative publications. Medicine and Neurosciences were the most productive areas. The Indian Journal of Ophthalmology is the most productive source. A total of 46 high-cited papers have been identified on this topic, which are published in 35 journals, with the U.S.A. contributing the most papers. Conclusion: In this study, the bibliometric assessment presents a quantitative and qualitative matrix of research in the field “Ophthalmic Manifestations of Covid-19”. The study gives proof of the enhanced global collaboration that global researchers have created in order to combat the epidemic. The authors have used various bibliometric metrics and tools to present this study efficiently. This study will be helpful for the scholars who were researching in this field.

    Key words: Covid -19, SARS-CoV-2, Ophthalmology, Global publications, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics.

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