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Winter 11-12-2020


COVID-19 virus originated from Wuhan city of China in December 2019. The emergence of COVID-19 the whole world and severely affected by The United States, China, Brazil, and India etc.. World Health Organization (WHO) declared it as a pandemic in March 2020. Due to COVID-19, a large number of literature published in early 2020. However, very few studies address the impact of published related to literature Coronavirus. In response to the current study conducted and reviewed 20 years' period from 2001- May 2020. A total of 14439 documents were found in the Scopus database, which was published during the study period i.e. 2001- May 2020. The study found that The United States 9973 contributed the highest number of published literature on Coronavirus followed by China. Overall, the USA, China, Germany, The UK, Canada, South Korea accounted for most of the Coronavirus research activity at the global level. Globally, the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked with first and second positions in terms of the number of publications contributed to individual institutes. The large quantity of scholarly documents related to Coronavirus has considerably increased in early 2020.

December 2019



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