Nipah Virus: An Exploratory Scientometrics Analysis, 1999-2018

Journal of Scientometric Research,2019,8,2,109-116.
Published:August 2019
Type:Research Note
Author(s) affiliations:

Satish Sivaprakasam*, Vasna Joshua

ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.


The objective of the study is to perform scientiometrics analysis of the published literature related to NIPAH Virus globally using the Web of Science database, for the period 1999-2018 and to compare the results with two earlier studies. The analysis was based on the quantification by the type of publications, year, citations, geographical productivity, keywords, most preferred journals, leading publications, mapping of authors, priority research areas and productive institutes. There were 1301 Nipah articles with 64% research articles, 38849 citations, country USA with more productive authors, ‘Nipah virus’ the commonly used keyword, ‘Journal of Virology’ as preferred journal, Wang LF as productive author of a research group, Infectious diseases as the priority research area and the most productive institute as Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia. The main findings of the two earlier studies agree with the current study. The recently reported outbreaks in Kerala and Siliguri would increase the research database and alert among the Indian researchers.

The geographical distribution of number of publications in Nipah virus using WoS, 1999-2018.

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Sivaprakasam S, Joshua V. Nipah Virus: An Exploratory Scientometrics Analysis, 1999-2018. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2019;8(2):109-116. doi:10.5530/jscires.8.2.17.