Mapping of research Productivity on Chikungunya indexed in Web of Sciences Core Collection

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Taha Musa
Lovel Fornah
Akintunde Tosin Yinka
Upama Ghimire
Hassan Hussein Musa
Idriss Hussein Musa
Kayode Olayinka Afolabi


Significant research progress has been made towards understanding the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV); however, the research productivity and milestones remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the global research outputs on CHIKV and assessed the landscape and future research directions. The Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) database was used to identify the relevant publications. A bibliometric analysis was performed using the bibliometrix package in R, HistCite, and VOSviewer v. 1.6.6. A total of 3,423 relevant studies published from 1963 to 2020 were identified on October 1st 2021. The mean citation score per document was 24, while Hirsch index and Collaboration Index were 124 and 3.8 respectively. The United States contributed the highest number of articles (n=659). The Institut Pasteur took the lead as the most prolific institution, having the highest number of publications (n=178). The top journal was Journal of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases with 167 publications. Lastly, most funding for CHIKV research was from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This article has provided a comprehensive overview of the most significant evolution in the field of CHIKV research in terms of authors, journal, country, institution, research direction, and funding agencies.


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Musa, T., Fornah, L., Tosin Yinka , A., Ghimire, U., Hussein Musa, H., Hussein Musa, I., & Olayinka Afolabi, K. (2022). Mapping of research Productivity on Chikungunya indexed in Web of Sciences Core Collection. Pan Africa Science Journal, 2(2), 215–245.
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