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Dynamics of scientific publications on the MERS-CoV outbreaks in Saudi Arabia.
J Infect Public Health. 2017 Nov - Dec; 10(6):702-710.JI

Abstract

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging disease with a relatively high case fatality rate. Most cases have been reported from Saudi Arabia, and the disease epidemic potential is considered to be limited. However, human-human transmission has occurred, usually in the context of healthcare facility-associated outbreaks. The scientific and medical community depends on timely publication of epidemiological information on emerging diseases during outbreaks to appropriately target public health responses. In this review, we considered the academic response to four MERS CoV outbreaks that occurred in Al-Hasa in 2013, Jeddah in 2014 and Riyadh in 2014 and 2015. We analysed 68 relevant epidemiology articles. For articles for which submission dates were available, six articles were submitted during the course of an outbreak. One article was published within a month of the Al-Hasa outbreak, and one each was accepted during the Jeddah and Riyadh outbreaks. MERS-CoV epidemiology articles were cited more frequently than articles on other subjects in the same journal issues. Thus, most epidemiology articles on MERS-CoV were published with no preferential advantage over other articles. Collaboration of the research community and the scientific publishing industry is needed to facilitate timely publication of emerging infectious diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.Specialty Paediatric Medicine, Qatif Central Hospital, Qatif, Saudi Arabia.Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.Specialty Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Electronic address: jaffar.tawfiq@jhah.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28625842

Citation

Rabaan, Ali A., et al. "Dynamics of Scientific Publications On the MERS-CoV Outbreaks in Saudi Arabia." Journal of Infection and Public Health, vol. 10, no. 6, 2017, pp. 702-710.
Rabaan AA, Al-Ahmed SH, Bazzi AM, et al. Dynamics of scientific publications on the MERS-CoV outbreaks in Saudi Arabia. J Infect Public Health. 2017;10(6):702-710.
Rabaan, A. A., Al-Ahmed, S. H., Bazzi, A. M., & Al-Tawfiq, J. A. (2017). Dynamics of scientific publications on the MERS-CoV outbreaks in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 10(6), 702-710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2017.05.005
Rabaan AA, et al. Dynamics of Scientific Publications On the MERS-CoV Outbreaks in Saudi Arabia. J Infect Public Health. 2017 Nov - Dec;10(6):702-710. PubMed PMID: 28625842.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dynamics of scientific publications on the MERS-CoV outbreaks in Saudi Arabia. AU - Rabaan,Ali A, AU - Al-Ahmed,Shamsah H, AU - Bazzi,Ali M, AU - Al-Tawfiq,Jaffar A, Y1 - 2017/06/24/ PY - 2017/01/23/received PY - 2017/04/14/revised PY - 2017/05/28/accepted PY - 2017/6/20/pubmed PY - 2018/6/7/medline PY - 2017/6/20/entrez KW - Epidemiology KW - MERS-CoV KW - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus KW - Outbreak KW - Publication KW - Saudi Arabia SP - 702 EP - 710 JF - Journal of infection and public health JO - J Infect Public Health VL - 10 IS - 6 N2 - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging disease with a relatively high case fatality rate. Most cases have been reported from Saudi Arabia, and the disease epidemic potential is considered to be limited. However, human-human transmission has occurred, usually in the context of healthcare facility-associated outbreaks. The scientific and medical community depends on timely publication of epidemiological information on emerging diseases during outbreaks to appropriately target public health responses. In this review, we considered the academic response to four MERS CoV outbreaks that occurred in Al-Hasa in 2013, Jeddah in 2014 and Riyadh in 2014 and 2015. We analysed 68 relevant epidemiology articles. For articles for which submission dates were available, six articles were submitted during the course of an outbreak. One article was published within a month of the Al-Hasa outbreak, and one each was accepted during the Jeddah and Riyadh outbreaks. MERS-CoV epidemiology articles were cited more frequently than articles on other subjects in the same journal issues. Thus, most epidemiology articles on MERS-CoV were published with no preferential advantage over other articles. Collaboration of the research community and the scientific publishing industry is needed to facilitate timely publication of emerging infectious diseases. SN - 1876-035X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28625842/Dynamics_of_scientific_publications_on_the_MERS_CoV_outbreaks_in_Saudi_Arabia_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1876-0341(17)30138-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -