Despite Headlines, Ebola Doesn't Yet Register Strongly in the Scientific Literature

September 19, 2014 3:27 AM

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Despite Headlines, Ebola Doesn't Yet Register Strongly in the Scientific Literature

The crisis of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, at this writing, continues to deepen, with the World Health Organization (WHO) now reporting more than 3,600 cases, and deaths exceeding 1,800. And yet, despite the headlines and the notes of alarm, Ebola as a research topic remains a comparatively limited presence in the scientific literature.

The Thomson Reuters Web resource ScienceWatch tracks trends and performance in research, based on the company's coverage, in the Web of Science, of more than 12,000 scientific journals and other scholarly sources.

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