Dataset and selected figures of biomedical publications on Ebola in 2014

2015-03-18T08:16:02Z (GMT) by Andrea Ballabeni Andrea Boggio

The database contains data about the biomedical publications on Ebola in 2014.The volumes of publications and the classifications were determined by using the PubMed search engine. The data are ordered according to different criteria. Columns/row headings and embedded comments describe the contents of the columns/rows. Columns A-K of sheets ‘Clinical Trial term’, ‘Canada’, ‘China’, ‘France’, ‘Germany’, ‘Guinea’, ‘Liberia’, ‘Sierra Leone’, ‘UK’, ‘USA’ were from csv files downloaded from PubMed searches.
Further information about the methodology and the data is contained in the associated article. All data and figures mentioned in the associated article and this figshare entry are linked to a sheet of this database.

Figure 3
Numbers of citations with ‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title from 1995 to 2014.

Figure 4
Numbers of citations (abstract available) with ‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title from 1995 to 2014.

Figure 5
Proportions of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available from 2005 to 2014.

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Proportions of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available with the indicated search terms in the title/abstract. Year 2014.

Figure 16
Proportions of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with the search term ‘clinical trial’ in the title/abstract. The number of publications about original clinical trial studies is also indicated. Year 2014.

Figure 17
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) per month. Year 2014.

Figure 18
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available per month. Year 2014.

Figure 19
Subjective classification for ‘current outbreak’ focus of 2014 citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title). Remaining citations were assigned to one (and only one) of the indicated discipline/area categories. Year 2014.

Figure 20
Subjective classification for current outbreak focus or, alternatively, for the indicated discipline/area categories of 2014 citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) per month. Citations were assigned to one (and only one) category, similarly to Figure 19. Year 2014.

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Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) during 2014 with search term ‘outbreak’ in title/abstract.

Figure 22
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) during 2014 with search term ‘Africa’ in title/abstract.

Figure 23
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) during 2014 with search terms ‘vaccine’ or ‘vaccines’ in title/abstract.

Figure 24
Numbers of total biomedical citations of the 20 countries with most total biomedical publications. Year 2014.

Figure 25
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) of the 20 countries with most total biomedical publications. Year 2014.

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Numbers of total citations with abstract available of the 20 countries with most total biomedical publications. Year 2014.

Figure 29
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available of the 20 countries with most total biomedical publications. Year 2014.

Figure 31
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) of the six countries with most Ebola-related publications. Citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available are also shown. Year 2014.

Figure 32
‘Manual’ control test of the method for country affiliation attribution.
Numbers of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available of the six countries with most Ebola-related publications. The numbers of publications automatically retrieved or with real ‘any author’, ‘first author’ or ‘last author’ with the proper country affiliation are indicated. 100% of the citations had at least one author (‘any author’) with the proper country affiliation, thus indicating accuracy of the method. Year 2014.

Figure 33
Subjective classification for article type of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available of the United States and Canada, the two countries with most Ebola-related publications with abstract available. Year 2014.

Figure 34
Subjective classification for discipline/area of citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) with abstract available of the United States and Canada, the two countries with most Ebola-related publications with abstract available. Citations were assigned only to the more relevant category, except citations related to specific aspects of the 2014 outbreak that were assigned optionally and in addition to the other categories. Year 2014.

Figure 35

Numbers of total biomedical citations and citations (‘ebola’ or ‘ebolavirus’ in title) of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, the three countries with most Ebola cases. Year 2014.

 

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