Table 1

Top 10 articles with the highest citation rates and highest Almetric Attention Scores for articles indexed in the National Institutes of Health’s iSearch Coronavirus Disease 2019 Portfolio, January 2020 to February 2021

Publication datePMIDFirst authorArticle titleJournalTotal citationsAAS
Top 10 articles with highest citation rates
2020-01-2831 986 264Huang, ChaolinClinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, ChinaLancet11,40314,215
2020-02-2932 109 013Guan, Wei-JieClinical characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 in ChinaNEJM789310,360
2020-03-1532 171 076Zhou, FeiClinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort studyLancet694213,466
2020-02-0832 031 570Wang, DaweiClinical characteristics of 138 hospitalized patients with 2019 novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia in Wuhan, ChinaJAMA65866413
2020-01-2531 978 945Zhu, NaA novel coronavirus from patients with pneumonia in China, 2019NEJM62715648
2020-02-0332 007 143Chen, NanshanEpidemiological and clinical characteristics of 99 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, China: a descriptive studyLancet55344422
2020-02-0632 015 507Zhou, PengA pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat originNature47656132
2020-02-2532 091 533Wu, ZunyouCharacteristics of and important lessons from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in China: summary of a report of 72 314 cases from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionJAMA458211,466
2020-01-3031 995 857Li, QunEarly transmission dynamics in Wuhan, China, of novel coronavirus-infected pneumoniaNEJM40277042
2020-03-0732 142 651Hoffmann, MarkusSARS-CoV-2 cell entry depends on ACE2 and TMPRSS2 and is blocked by a clinically proven protease inhibitorCell39984383
Top 10 articles with highest AAS
2020-04-1532 284 615Andersen, KristianThe proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2Nature Med102135,223
2020-11-1933 205 991Bundgaard, HenningEffectiveness of adding a mask recommendation to other public health measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in Danish mask wearers: a randomized controlled trialAnn Intern Med1228,937
2021-02-0633 545 094Logunov, DenisSafety and efficacy of an rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based heterologous prime-boost COVID-19 vaccine: an interim analysis of a randomised controlled phase three trial in RussiaLancet027,639
2020-03-1832 182 409van Doremalen, NeeltjeAerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1NEJM227326 117
2020-06-0532 497 510Chu, DerekPhysical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysisLancet48123,966
2020-06-1332 527 856Zhang, RenyiIdentifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19PNAS USA13521,657
2020-11-2233 219 229Cao, ShiyiPost-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, ChinaNature Comm320,849
2020-05-0732 371 934Leung, NancyRespiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks.Nature Med39420,847
2020-04-13 229 127Kissler, StephenProjecting the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 through the postpandemic period.Science60419,609
  • Retracted articles were not included in the top 10 lists.

  • AAS, Altmetric Attention Score; Ann Intern Med, Annals of Internal Medicine; JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association; Nature Comm, Nature Communications; Nature Med, Nature Medicine; NEJM, New England Journal of Medicine; PMID, PubMed unique identifier; PNAS USA, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.