Huge COVID-19 output prompting ‘sea change’ in access to research

(9 Apr 2020) The COVID-19 crisis is leading to a “sea change” in the way that researchers are collating and analysing research in a bid to keep up with the “phenomenal” growth in scholarship on the topic, experts have suggested.

According to one search portal for coronavirus research, as of 3 April more than 6,000 papers, including preprints, have been published on the topic and related areas since the beginning of the year.

Daniel Hook, head of Digital Science, which has created the portal through a search query on its Dimensions research database, compared the growth of research related to COVID-19 to the rapidly emerging artificial intelligence field of deep learning, which had taken six years to grow to a similar level.

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