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The Landscape of Medical Literature in the Era of COVID-19: Original Research Versus Opinion Pieces.

Elgendy, Akram Y.; Barakat, Amr F.; Ibrahim, Joseph; Alkukhun, Laith; Mamas, Mamas A.; Elgendy, Islam Y.


Akram Y. Elgendy

Amr F. Barakat

Joseph Ibrahim

Laith Alkukhun

Mamas A. Mamas

Islam Y. Elgendy


There has been rapidly growing scientific literature related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in attempts to convey any potential hypotheses or confirmed facts about the disease. Notably, there has been a plethora of viewpoints and other opinion pieces to help guide ongoing research efforts. However, this trend carries a risk of redundant publications.1, 2 Our objective was to evaluate the nature of the published scientific literature (original investigations and opinion pieces) related to COVID-19 and to quantify their relative proportions to determine whether the trend of publication of opinion pieces has changed over time.

Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2020
Publication Date Sep 1, 2020
Journal Journal of General Internal Medicine
Print ISSN 0884-8734
Publisher Springer Verlag
Pages 2813 - 2815
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