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Title
Publications during COVID-19 times : an unexpected overall increase
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Abstract
The goal of this investigation is to find out the role of external influences, such as COVID-19, on research production. We used the Web of Science to collect data and compared expected data, based on past performance, with actually observed data. We observed that the number of articles and reviews, published in 2021, has increased, even more than we expected. This increase is the largest for the broad category of life sciences and biomedicine. We studied this issue also for the USA and China separately and for the collaboration between these two countries. Here, we observed a huge decline in the collaboration between China and the USA. This observation points to another external influence on research productivity, namely geopolitical tensions that arose between these two research giants. We consider our study as a contribution to the science of science. Major limitations are the facts that we only used one database, restricted ourselves to normal articles and reviews, using whole counting, and studying one particular year.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of informetrics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2023
ISSN
1751-1577
DOI
10.1016/J.JOI.2023.101461
Volume/pages
17 :4 (2023) , p. 1-9
Article Reference
101461
ISI
001105333300001
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 22.10.2024
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.12.2023
Last edited 10.01.2024
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