Analysis of scientific production on Zika virus and pregnancy

Keywords: Pregnancy; Zika Virus; Bibliometrics.

Abstract

Objective: to analyze the international scientific production on Zika virus and pregnancy. Methods: a bibliometric survey was carried out in the ISI Web of Knowledge/Web of Science database, using the search terms “Pregnancy”, “ZikV” and “Bibliometrics”, from the export of this data to the HistCite ™ bibliometric analysis software. Results: 355 publication records were identified and the 11 most cited articles were selected in the Web of Science (global) and those most cited in the selected articles (local) in 207 different journals indexed to the database in question, written by 2,435 authors who had links with 799 institutions, located in 59 countries. Conclusion: obscure aspects remain about the natural history of Zika virus in pregnant women, clinical profile, epidemiology, and lack clarity about the existence of cofactors associated with infection by Zika virus.

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Published
2018-12-26
Section
Research Article