An Analysis of Covid-19 and Who Global Research Roadmap: Knowledge Mapping and Future Research Agenda

31 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2020

See all articles by Mohammad Ashraful Mobin

Mohammad Ashraful Mobin

Ifintell Ltd.

Masnun Mahi

University of Malaya

M. Kabir Hassan

University of New Orleans - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Finance

Marzia Habib

Ifintell Business Intelligence

Shabiha Akter

Taylor's University - Taylor’s Business School

Tahmina Hassan

Independent

Date Written: April 7, 2020

Abstract

In the past few weeks, the world witnessed how epidemic outbreaks of COVID-19 turned into a pandemic. To synchronize the research efforts and to identify the research gaps in cutting edge priority areas, WHO (World Health Organization) has come up with a research blueprint with a substantial timeline and roadmap. To understand the background and progress of this roadmap, a comprehensive analysis of published researches on COVID-19 has become essential. With this motivation, this paper analyzes all the available literature from the Scopus database to discover the trend and unleash the pattern and nature of the studies. This study applies thematic mapping to find relationship among research topics, importance, and relevance. Keywords analysis and co-word analysis are used to build a semantic and scientific field map and Lotka’s Law to measure the productivity patterns. This study also employs Citation analysis, H-Index, and Co-author analysis to find out the top authors, their affiliations, quality, quantity, and impact of the research done. The study reveals that there is a significant surge in publications in recent times. In 2020 alone, there are 479 publications (as of March 26, 2020) indexed in Scopus. A total of 1,277 keywords have been used. Alongside COVID-19 related keywords, researchers also investigated SARS, SARS CoV 2, MERS CoV, and other diseases. The Lancet, Virology, Journal of Medical Virology and Antiviral Research are found to be among the top journals. Countrywise, China, USA, and Germany are the top publishing countries, while the universities in China, specifically in Wuhan, are leading the research by numbers. The largest share of scientific outputs during the analysis period is in the form of ‘Journal Articles’ (60.65%) and multiple-authored publications dominate (79.31%) over single-authored publications (20.69%). A lack of preventive studies and multidisciplinary social science is observed. The impacts are not properly documented through scientific publications, as evidenced by our analysis. Researchers may consider these less-studied areas in their future scientific endeavors to fulfill the gaps.

Keywords: COVID-19, Bibliometric, Knowledge Mapping, WHO

JEL Classification: A, I, Y

Suggested Citation

Mobin, Mohammad Ashraful and Mahi, Abu Saad Md Masnun Al and Hassan, M. Kabir and Habib, Marzia and Akter, Shabiha and Hassan, Tahmina, An Analysis of Covid-19 and Who Global Research Roadmap: Knowledge Mapping and Future Research Agenda (April 7, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3644935 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3644935

Mohammad Ashraful Mobin (Contact Author)

Ifintell Ltd. ( email )

United Kingdom

Abu Saad Md Masnun Al Mahi

University of Malaya ( email )

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Sci
University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

M. Kabir Hassan

University of New Orleans - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
United States

Marzia Habib

Ifintell Business Intelligence ( email )

Malaysia

Shabiha Akter

Taylor's University - Taylor’s Business School ( email )

Malaysia

Tahmina Hassan

Independent ( email )

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
42
Abstract Views
368
PlumX Metrics