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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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ORTIZ NUNEZ, Roelvis. Scientific production on COVID-19 and Pediatrics in Scopus (2019-July, 2020). Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2020, vol.92, suppl.1, e1269.  Epub 22-Feb-2020. ISSN 0034-7531.


Scientific production on COVID-19 shows a continuous and exponential growth; however, there are not bibliometric studies that had characterized it, specifically in the field of Pediatrics.


To characterize the scientific production on COVID-19 referred to Pediatrics from the publications recorded in SCOPUS database, as a support tool for the pediatric population.


It was conducted a descriptive bibliometric study in the period 2019 to July, 2020. It was used Scopus database. 791 published articles were recovered, and those were exported to an ad hoc database in EndNote X9 for their normalization; and after a refinement process, the final sample was formed by 681 articles. There were used bibliometric indicators for the data analysis. Softwares as Bibexcel, Vosviewer, and Microsoft Excel 2019 were used for data processing, analysis and visualization.


The most productive countries, authors, journals and topics were identified. There were analysed the national and international collaboration networks and the topics. It was assessed the scientific and social impact of the articles through the quotes and mentions received. There was predominance of publications in English language, in Anglo-Saxon journals with high international visibility and impact in social media.


Publications on COVID-19 in Pediatrics at SCOPUS show a continuous growth; however, it is consider as insufficient the number of articles on specific treatments for the pediatric population.

Palabras clave : altmetrics; bibliometrics; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; pediatrics; scientific production.

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