Fatma Yekta Urkmez1, Sevil Alkan2

1Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kırıkkale High Specialization Hospital, Kırıkkale, Türkiye
2Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Türkiye

Keywords: Bibliometric analysis, COVID-19, Türkiye.


Objectives: The aim of this study is to present the bibliometric analysis of the literature on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Web of Science (WoS) database from Türkiye and to examine the scientific contributions of our country.

Materials and methods: WoS database was used to obtain the data. The literature published in our country until 20 December 2022 was searched with the keywords "COVID-19" or "SARS-COV-2" in the “Title”. Document type was limited to "Article".

Results: A total of 153.397 articles were identified in the WoS database, of which 6,335 were published from Türkiye. Türkiye was in the ninth place in terms of article publication on COVID-19. The number of articles was also low in 2020. More than 95% of them were in English. Articles were published in 1997 different journals and eight journals among the 25 most frequently published journals were from Türkiye. 62.178% of the articles were published in journals in the Science Citation Index Expanded category. It has been published mostly in medicine. Twenty-two of the 25 most frequently broadcasting institutions are universities.

Conclusion: Türkiye has followed an increasing trend over the years in articles on COVID-19 and has made significant contributions to the literature. Our study will guide researchers in the design of their future studies.

Cite this article as: Yekta Urkmez F, Alkan S. Bibliometric analysis of the literature on COVID19 published in the Web of Science database from Türkiye. D J Med Sci 2023;9(3):109-116. doi: 10.5606/fng.btd.2023.133.

Ethics Committee Approval

As this is a literature review and does not involve human or animal studies, ethical approval is not required.

Data Sharing Statement:
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.

Author Contributions

All authors contributed equally to the article.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/ or publication of this article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.