Bibliometric Analysis of The Impact and Collaboration of The Worldwide Scientific Production of Social Network Addiction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Maria Pia Sanchez Del Hierro, Julio Cisneros-Burga, John Barja-Ore, Arnaldo Munive-Degregori, Frank Mayta-Tovalino

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Abstract

Background: To analyze bibliometrically the impact, collaboration, and quantity of scientific production on addiction to social networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: The publications provided by Scopus were taken to the virtual platform SciVal (Elsevier), then they were taken to the Microsoft Excel program and analyzed by indicators such as published journals, authors, countries, academic production, impact, quartile of the publication by means of tables. Result: A total of 200 articles were obtained together with their corresponding metadata after the search, where the inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied. It was found that the largest number of 107 articles were published in the year 2021, and most of these were in the Q2 quartile (top 26%-50%). Being their ma-jority published in China, United States and United Kingdom. Conclusion: The scientific production related to the topic of addiction to social networks and COVID-19 is higher in the country of China, followed by United Kingdom. The highest number of scientific publications was in the year 2021.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)800-806
Number of pages7
JournalNational Journal of Community Medicine
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2023

Keywords

  • Bibliometric analysis
  • COVID-19
  • Social Network Addiction

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