A Bibliometric Analysis of Literature on Covid-19 And Mental Health


  • Parveen Rani Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  • Arvind Yadav Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  • Dinesh Kumar All India Institutional of Medical Sciences, Vijaypur, Jammu, J&K, India
  • Jyoti Pandey Government Arts and Science College, Bavla, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Mubashir Gull Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  • Mohd Arshad Ansari Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  • Shantanu Ghosh SRM University, Mangalagiri, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Bhavna Sahni ASCOMS and Hospital, Sidhra, Jammu, J&K, India




Literature, COVID-19, Scopus, Mental Health, Bibliometric Analysis


Purpose: The present study analyzed the existing literature related to COVID 19 and Mental Health by using the technique of bibliometric analysis which may serve as guide-map for future researchers and policy makers.

Method: Bibliometric analysis is conducted in the present study by using various techniques like citation analysis, co-citation analysis, co-occurrence of keywords, thematic mapping by using visualization of similarities (VOS) viewer open-source software and R-based bibliometrix.

Results: The study highlighted the most significant journals, authors, co-cited authors, institutions, keywords co-occurrence, and most cited articles in the area of COVID-19 and Mental Health on the basis of bibliometric analysis of 149 studies taken from the database of Scopus for the past three years (2020–first quarter of 2022). Also, authors identified few relevant themes such as Economic Effects of COVID-19, COVID-19 and its Impact on Healthcare workers, COVID-19 and its Impact on Patients and General Population as important emerging key areas for further research.

Conclusion: We have highlighted significant citations, co-citations and keywords co-occurrence to summarize the literature. The present bibliometric study convincingly confirms the effect of COVID 19 pandemic on mental health and provides enough evidence to advocate formulation of strategies to tackle mental health issues.


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Rani P, Yadav A, Kumar D, Pandey J, Gull M, Ansari MA, Ghosh S, Sahni B. A Bibliometric Analysis of Literature on Covid-19 And Mental Health. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 May 29];13(09):642-50. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/2131



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