(The H4-Index of PLoS ONE is 127. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
Mental health problems and social media exposure during COVID-19 outbreak1342
Students under lockdown: Comparisons of students’ social networks and mental health before and during the COVID-19 crisis in Switzerland669
Machine learning using intrinsic genomic signatures for rapid classification of novel pathogens: COVID-19 case study655
Machine learning algorithm validation with a limited sample size610
A simple method to assess and report thematic saturation in qualitative research602
Data-based analysis, modelling and forecasting of the COVID-19 outbreak558
Persistent fatigue following SARS-CoV-2 infection is common and independent of severity of initial infection523
Prevalence, Severity and Mortality associated with COPD and Smoking in patients with COVID-19: A Rapid Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis520
Public knowledge, attitudes and practices towards COVID-19: A cross-sectional study in Malaysia482
Loneliness in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional results from the COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study450
The prevalence of symptoms in 24,410 adults infected by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19): A systematic review and meta-analysis of 148 studies from 9 countries409
Psychological impacts from COVID-19 among university students: Risk factors across seven states in the United States403
Forecasting the novel coronavirus COVID-19392
Prognostic factors for severity and mortality in patients infected with COVID-19: A systematic review385
Visualizing a field of research: A methodology of systematic scientometric reviews379
False-negative results of initial RT-PCR assays for COVID-19: A systematic review376
Influence of COVID-19 confinement on students’ performance in higher education352
Depression and anxiety among university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: A web-based cross-sectional survey347
COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy: A longitudinal study342
Association of radiologic findings with mortality of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China341
Post-COVID-19 syndrome among symptomatic COVID-19 patients: A prospective cohort study in a tertiary care center of Bangladesh332
Association of cardiovascular disease and 10 other pre-existing comorbidities with COVID-19 mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis320
Clinical characteristics of 82 cases of death from COVID-19317
The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on mental health of undergraduate students in New Jersey, cross-sectional study308
Population risk factors for severe disease and mortality in COVID-19: A global systematic review and meta-analysis301
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical education: Medical students’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding electronic learning300
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health: An international study283
Factors contributing to healthcare professional burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid turnaround global survey281
Acute mental health responses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia280
Who is wearing a mask? Gender-, age-, and location-related differences during the COVID-19 pandemic278
Partisanship, health behavior, and policy attitudes in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic278
Prevalence and outcomes of co-infection and superinfection with SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens: A systematic review and meta-analysis261
SARS-CoV-2 positivity rates associated with circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels259
Estimating the burden of United States workers exposed to infection or disease: A key factor in containing risk of COVID-19 infection255
Emotional responses and coping strategies in nurses and nursing students during Covid-19 outbreak: A comparative study254
Knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh: An online-based cross-sectional study253
Acceptance and attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines: A cross-sectional study from Jordan253
Why the COVID-19 pandemic is a traumatic stressor253
The SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 expression of maternal-fetal interface and fetal organs by single-cell transcriptome study249
A solution to minimum sample size for regressions245
Global reach of ageism on older persons’ health: A systematic review245
Antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans: A systematic review244
Exposure to COVID-19 patients increases physician trainee stress and burnout243
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on physical and mental health of Asians: A study of seven middle-income countries in Asia241
New machine learning method for image-based diagnosis of COVID-19238
COVID-19 vaccine rumors and conspiracy theories: The need for cognitive inoculation against misinformation to improve vaccine adherence237
Effects of temperature and humidity on the spread of COVID-19: A systematic review235
Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis233
Suicide among physicians and health-care workers: A systematic review and meta-analysis232
Barriers and facilitators of adherence to social distancing recommendations during COVID-19 among a large international sample of adults231
Coral restoration – A systematic review of current methods, successes, failures and future directions231
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance: Correlates in a nationally representative longitudinal survey of the Australian population230
Comparing bioinformatic pipelines for microbial 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing228
Proportion of asymptomatic infection among COVID-19 positive persons and their transmission potential: A systematic review and meta-analysis226
The Covid-19 pandemic and mental health of first-year college students: Examining the effect of Covid-19 stressors using longitudinal data215
Factors associated with psychological distress during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the predominantly general population: A systematic review and meta-analysis211
Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study201
Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic192
Vitamin D sufficiency, a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D at least 30 ng/mL reduced risk for adverse clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19 infection189
Persistence of symptoms and quality of life at 35 days after hospitalization for COVID-19 infection188
Extreme mortality and reproductive failure of common murres resulting from the northeast Pacific marine heatwave of 2014-2016184
Elderly people and responses to COVID-19 in 27 Countries183
Rapid detection of novel coronavirus/Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification183
Is older age associated with COVID-19 mortality in the absence of other risk factors? General population cohort study of 470,034 participants182
The psychological distress and coping styles in the early stages of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in the general mainland Chinese population: A web-based survey180
Anxiety, depression, stress, fear and social support during COVID-19 pandemic among Jordanian healthcare workers178
Psychological consequences of COVID-19 home confinement: The ECLB-COVID19 multicenter study177
Clinical and analytical validation of FoundationOne Liquid CDx, a novel 324-Gene cfDNA-based comprehensive genomic profiling assay for cancers of solid tumor origin175
Mask or no mask for COVID-19: A public health and market study174
Determinants of burnout and other aspects of psychological well-being in healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic: A multinational cross-sectional study174
Quantitative PCR provides a simple and accessible method for quantitative microbiota profiling173
Job loss and mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown: Evidence from South Africa172
Rate of Intensive Care Unit admission and outcomes among patients with coronavirus: A systematic review and Meta-analysis172
The anti-vaccination infodemic on social media: A behavioral analysis172
An empirical survey of data augmentation for time series classification with neural networks170
Predictors of in-hospital COVID-19 mortality: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis exploring differences by age, sex and health conditions170
Initial psychological impact of COVID-19 and its correlates in Indian Community: An online (FEEL-COVID) survey168
Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of microplastics in marine organisms: A review and meta-analysis of current data166
A performance comparison of supervised machine learning models for Covid-19 tweets sentiment analysis165
The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on public transit demand in the United States163
Public discourse and sentiment during the COVID 19 pandemic: Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation for topic modeling on Twitter161
Prediction model and risk scores of ICU admission and mortality in COVID-19161
Maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with COVID-19 infection: A systematic review160
Early mobilization of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit: A systematic review and meta-analysis160
An image J plugin for the high throughput image analysis of in vitro scratch wound healing assays159
Mask usage, social distancing, racial, and gender correlates of COVID-19 vaccine intentions among adults in the US157
Examination of the ocean as a source for atmospheric microplastics157
PTSD symptoms among health workers and public service providers during the COVID-19 outbreak156
COVID-19 and mental health deterioration by ethnicity and gender in the UK155
Knowledge, perceptions and preventive practices towards COVID-19 early in the outbreak among Jimma university medical center visitors, Southwest Ethiopia155
Prevalence of underlying diseases in died cases of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis154
First and second waves of coronavirus disease-19: A comparative study in hospitalized patients in Reus, Spain154
Global seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies: A systematic review and meta-analysis152
Enhancement of antibiotics antimicrobial activity due to the silver nanoparticles impact on the cell membrane151
COVID-19 is rapidly changing: Examining public perceptions and behaviors in response to this evolving pandemic151
The experiences, challenges, and acceptance of e-learning as a tool for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic among university medical staff151
Levels of heavy metals in soil and vegetables and associated health risks in Mojo area, Ethiopia150
Work-related COVID-19 transmission in six Asian countries/areas: A follow-up study148
Reproductive number of coronavirus: A systematic review and meta-analysis based on global level evidence148
Reliability and validity of the UK Biobank cognitive tests148
Twitter reveals human mobility dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic148
Social support and mental health among health care workers during Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak: A moderated mediation model146
Burden of post-COVID-19 syndrome and implications for healthcare service planning: A population-based cohort study145
Willingness to vaccinate against COVID-19 among Bangladeshi adults: Understanding the strategies to optimize vaccination coverage145
Prevalence and predictors of death and severe disease in patients hospitalized due to COVID-19: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of 77 studies and 38,000 patients145
What do we know about SARS-CoV-2 transmission? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the secondary attack rate and associated risk factors145
Spreading of COVID-19: Density matters144
Sequencing DNA with nanopores: Troubles and biases144
Association of poor housing conditions with COVID-19 incidence and mortality across US counties144
Red seaweed (Asparagopsis taxiformis) supplementation reduces enteric methane by over 80 percent in beef steers141
Evaluation of health-related quality of life using EQ-5D in China during the COVID-19 pandemic140
Negative attitudes about facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic: The dual importance of perceived ineffectiveness and psychological reactance139
COVID-SCORE: A global survey to assess public perceptions of government responses to COVID-19 (COVID-SCORE-10)138
Sex differences in susceptibility, severity, and outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019: Cross-sectional analysis from a diverse US metropolitan area138
Serum-IgG responses to SARS-CoV-2 after mild and severe COVID-19 infection and analysis of IgG non-responders137
Adolescents’ health literacy, health protective measures, and health-related quality of life during the Covid-19 pandemic137
COVID-19 cognitive deficits after respiratory assistance in the subacute phase: A COVID-rehabilitation unit experience135
Knowledge, attitudes, and fear of COVID-19 during the Rapid Rise Period in Bangladesh133
Disentangling primer interactions improves SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing by multiplex tiling PCR132
Perceptions of the adult US population regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak131
Extracellular vesicles from human plasma and serum are carriers of extravesicular cargo—Implications for biomarker discovery131
Telemedicine in the OECD: An umbrella review of clinical and cost-effectiveness, patient experience and implementation129
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mobility in ten countries and associated perceived risk for all transport modes129
Microplastic contamination of drinking water: A systematic review129
The importance of urban natural areas and urban ecosystem services during the COVID-19 pandemic129
Interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness during COVID-19 physical distancing measures: A rapid systematic review129
Gut microbiome diversity is associated with sleep physiology in humans128
Gender differences in unpaid care work and psychological distress in the UK Covid-19 lockdown127
Why Cohen’s Kappa should be avoided as performance measure in classification127