Bibliometric Analysis of the100 Highly-cited Articles about COVID-19



Department of Orthopedics, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran


We have to indicate that the number of 100 was arbitrary. Collecting a large number of citations dose not necessary indicates that the study is the best and has a high level of evidence. This study by no means negate high quality important articles that have been published recently and had not enough time to increase their citations yet. Findings on COVID-19 Characteristics are rapidly changing and subject to selection bias. The current study was a cross-sectional study on August 6, 2020; therefore, our findings will be changed overtime.


1. Huang C, Wang Y, Li X, Ren L, Zhao J, Hu Y, et al.
Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel
coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The lancet. 2020 Feb
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2. Hellewell J, Abbott S, Gimma A, Bosse NI, Jarvis CI,
Russell TW, et al. Feasibility of controlling COVID-19
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3. Wang Y, Zhang D, Du G, Du R, Zhao J, Jin Y, et al. Remdesivir
in adults with severe COVID-19: a randomised, doubleblind,
placebo-controlled, multicentre trial. The Lancet.