Bibliometric and Visualized Analysis of the Top 100 Most Cited Articles on Marburg Virus


Author(s): Mohamed Idhris*, Manuelraj Peter*, Spurgeon Anandraj Samuel*, Abdurahiman Pattukuthu*, Helan Petricia Devasagayam*, Mohammed Barkath Ali* and Anand Pandiyarajan*

Background: The Marburg virus, also known as Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF), is closely related to the Ebola virus. The Marburg virus causes severe illness and fever, which can lead to shock or death. The study's objective is to explore the most influential 100 cited articles on the Marburg Virus.

Method: The bibliometric study was conducted using the Web of Science (WoS) database and the search words "Marburg virus" on April 26th, 2022. R-studio and Citespace (5.8.R3) were used to analysis data from the Web of Science database to identify main information, citation analysis, keyword analysis, country-wise production, and Keyword Cluster analysis of authors.

Results: A total 100 articles with the most citations out of total 1179 articles are separated for analysis. These articles appeared in 36 different publications. The number of publications is highest in the United States, followed by Germany, Switzerland, and Canada. With 22 publications, the Journal of Virology is the most widely read. The total number of citations is 4486, indicating that the Journal of Virology is the most authoritative journal in the field of Marburg virus research. The most articles were published in 1998 and 1999 (n=8 each), followed by 2000, 2009, and 2012 (n=6 each). Keywords were divided into 11 clusters: Keywords such as Marburg Virus, Ebola Virus, Hemorrhagic Fever, Glycoprotein, Infection, Protein, Identification, Disease, Gene, and Cell are frequently used this analysis.

Conclusion: Knowledge of such viruses found in any other country and large number of research articles related to newly found such viruses are mostly coming from European countries.

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