Infographic: global research trends in infectious disease

Download Elsevier’s infographic on infectious disease research trends, top research orgs and the impact of outbreaks

By The Elsevier Community - March 25, 2020  2 mins
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A section of Elsevier’s infographic Global research trends in infectious disease. for values corresponding to the circles, see table below. You can also download the full infographic below.

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Over the past two decades, infectious disease outbreaks have had a massive global impact: Ebola, Influenza A (H1N1), SARS, MERS, Zika virus and most recently COVID-19. Meanwhile, researchers worldwide have been working to advance our understanding of these epidemics and how to respond.

At Elsevier, our experts in data science and microbiology used SciVal and Scopus data from 1996 to 2018 to analyze scholarly output, trending topics and top research organizations in this field.


Infographic infectious disease outbreaks research trends from Elsevier

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Infectious disease research spikes following an outbreak

Following an outbreak of disease, we see a sharp spike in disease-specific publications, showcasing the research community’s ability to quickly respond to public health needs:

Following an outbreak of disease, we see a sharp spike in disease-specific publications, showcasing the research community’s ability to quickly respond to public health needs. (Source: Elsevier infographic based on data from Scopus and Scival)

Growth in the field

Emerging infectious disease research has seen an average growth of 6.9 percent annually over the past two decades:

 Emerging infectious disease research has seen an average growth of 6.9 percent annually over the past two decades (Source: Elsevier infographic based on data from Scopus and Scival)

Leading research organizations

Among research aimed at understanding new outbreaks, a rise in publications specifically related to health security suggests an increased focus on public health preparedness. Governmental organizations lead the way in publishing this health security research:

Among research aimed at understanding new outbreaks, a rise in publications specifically related to health security suggests an increased focus on public health preparedness. Governmental organizations lead the way in publishing this health security research. (Source: Elsevier infographic based on data from Scopus and Scival)

Impact of outbreaks

The number of deaths from outbreaks recorded in the last two decades shows the impact of infectious disease:

The number of deaths from outbreaks recorded in the last two decades shows the impact of infectious disease. (Source: Elsevier infographic based on data from Scopus and Scival)


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Webinar

Bamini Jayabalasingham, PhDChris JamesThese and other findings will be presented in a free webinar on Monday, 30 March, at 17:00 CET  | 16:00 GMT | 11 EDT . In the presentation, Dr. Bamini Jayabalasingham , Senior Analytical Product Manager at Elsevier, and Chris James, Senior Product Manager at Elsevier, will explain how the research was conducted to uncover trends in infectious disease outbreaks research, the various governmental bodies involved and the ways to identify health security research. Sign up for the webinar.


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