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Library Herald
Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 4
First page : ( 21) Last page : ( 38)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00042.7

Covid-19 and Food & Nutrition: A Scientometric Assessment of Global Publications During 2020–21

Mamdapur Ghouse Modin N.1, Kurjogi Mahantesh2

1Synthite Industries Pvt. Ltd., Kolenchery, Kerala, India

2Multi-Disciplinary Research UnitKarnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka, India

Online Published on 07 March, 2022.


The study presents a scientometric analysis of 878 globally published publications on ‘Covid-19 and Food & Nutrition’ research with the aim to understand the status of research at the global, national, institutional and individual level. The data retrieved for the study was sourced from the Scopus database covering the period from 2020–21. The study provides an insight characteristics and performance of ‘Covid-19 and Food & Nutrition’ research, using scientometric indicators to evaluate the productivity and performance of the most productive countries, organisations, authors, journals and high-cited papers. The VOS viewer and Biblioshiny were used to visually display bibliometric network of countries, organisations, authors, high-cited papers, journals and keywords respectively. The USA tops as the most productive country in the subject. The study also provides a window to key institutions and authors in ‘Covid-19 and Food & Nutrition’. Nutrients and Clinical Nutrition ESPEN were observed to be most productive journals. The results from this study may provide valuable information for researchers and policymakers to identify present and future hotspots in ‘Covid-19 and Food & Nutrition’ research.



Covid-19, Food & Nutrition, Pandemic, Dietary Supplements, Scientometrics.


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