Network analysis of nursing publications in the COVID 19 era

Hatice Öntürk 1, Emine Kübra Dindar Demiray 2, Sevil Alkan 3 *
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1 Nursing Department, School of Health Sciences, Bitlis Eren University, Bitlis, Turkey
2 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bitlis State Hospital, Bitlis, Turkey
3 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey
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J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp. 27-31.
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Background: COVID 19, which affects all areas of life, is perhaps one of the most studied subjects in the field of medicine, and the number of global publications is increasing day by day. The nursing profession and practices have also been directly affected by this rapid stream of broadcasts.
Objective: The study was planned to examine in detail the studies on 'COVID and nursing' and to guide the studies in the future.
Design: In our study, the Web of Science (WOS) database was scanned to search for publications with topics of’ nursing 'or' SARS COV-2' , 'nurse' and 'COVID 19' , 'nursing' and 'COVID 19' and 'nurse' and 'SARS COV-2'  were reviewed.
Results: A total of 562 publications were included in the study. The country with the highest number of publications was the United States (32%). While 388 (69%) of the publications were cited, it was determined that 174 (31%) of them were not cited at all. The average number of citations of these 562 publications was found to be 3.28. The H index reached by these publications, which were cited 1.843 times in total, was found to be 17. The most cited journal of ours is It was the New England Journal of Medicine (369 citations).
Conclusion: As in every field of publication, the pandemic has been effective in the field of nursing, and the number of publications has increased globally. Considering the citation rates of the publications, it was determined that there is a wide field of study in this field.


Öntürk H, Dindar Demiray EK, Alkan S. Network analysis of nursing publications in the COVID 19 era. J CLIN MED KAZ. 2021;18(4):27-31.


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