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Date of this Version

5-2021

Abstract

This paper deals with the scientometric analysis of the scholarly literature on Convalescent Plasma Therapy, or simply Plasma Therapy, indexed in the SCOPUS database from its first publication to 2020. In this study, 1,722 bibliographic records were analysed, published in 545 journals by 9491 authors from 6046 organizations located in nearly 175 countries. The results showed a sudden increase in the number of publications in 2020 because of the clinical trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the period, an inconsistent trend of publications and the annual growth rate is observed. The average Degree of Collaboration calculated for the overall period was 0.89, and Collaboration Index was 6.83. Pediatric Nephrology and Transfusion were the most preferred journals; Chantal Loirat was the most productive author in the field. The AP-HP Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris, France, was the top productive institution, and the USA was the most productive country in terms of the number of publications.

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