How a torrent of COVID science changed research publishing — in seven charts
« The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted science in 2020 — and transformed research publishing, show data collated and analysed by Nature.
A flood of coronavirus research swept websites and journals this year. It changed how and what scientists study, a Nature analysis shows.
Around 4% of the world’s research output was devoted to the coronavirus in 2020, according to one database. But 2020 also saw a sharp increase in articles on all subjects being submitted to scientific journals — perhaps because many researchers had to stay at home and focus on writing up papers rather than conducting science. (…) »