(The median citation count of PLoS ONE is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Students under lockdown: Comparisons of students’ social networks and mental health before and during the COVID-19 crisis in Switzerland801
Persistent fatigue following SARS-CoV-2 infection is common and independent of severity of initial infection633
Loneliness in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional results from the COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study515
Psychological impacts from COVID-19 among university students: Risk factors across seven states in the United States477
Prognostic factors for severity and mortality in patients infected with COVID-19: A systematic review434
COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy: A longitudinal study419
False-negative results of initial RT-PCR assays for COVID-19: A systematic review415
Depression and anxiety among university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: A web-based cross-sectional survey415
Influence of COVID-19 confinement on students’ performance in higher education414
Post-COVID-19 syndrome among symptomatic COVID-19 patients: A prospective cohort study in a tertiary care center of Bangladesh390
Population risk factors for severe disease and mortality in COVID-19: A global systematic review and meta-analysis380
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical education: Medical students’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding electronic learning375
The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on mental health of undergraduate students in New Jersey, cross-sectional study371
Association of cardiovascular disease and 10 other pre-existing comorbidities with COVID-19 mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis356
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health: An international study349
Partisanship, health behavior, and policy attitudes in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic342
Clinical characteristics of 82 cases of death from COVID-19334
Prevalence and outcomes of co-infection and superinfection with SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens: A systematic review and meta-analysis328
Factors contributing to healthcare professional burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid turnaround global survey323
Who is wearing a mask? Gender-, age-, and location-related differences during the COVID-19 pandemic323
Acute mental health responses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia316
Why the COVID-19 pandemic is a traumatic stressor308
COVID-19 vaccine rumors and conspiracy theories: The need for cognitive inoculation against misinformation to improve vaccine adherence301
Emotional responses and coping strategies in nurses and nursing students during Covid-19 outbreak: A comparative study300
Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis296
Acceptance and attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines: A cross-sectional study from Jordan295
SARS-CoV-2 positivity rates associated with circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels289
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on physical and mental health of Asians: A study of seven middle-income countries in Asia285
The Covid-19 pandemic and mental health of first-year college students: Examining the effect of Covid-19 stressors using longitudinal data285
An empirical survey of data augmentation for time series classification with neural networks285
Knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh: An online-based cross-sectional study281
Effects of temperature and humidity on the spread of COVID-19: A systematic review278
Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of microplastics in marine organisms: A review and meta-analysis of current data268
Antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans: A systematic review267
Barriers and facilitators of adherence to social distancing recommendations during COVID-19 among a large international sample of adults265
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and resistance: Correlates in a nationally representative longitudinal survey of the Australian population263
Exposure to COVID-19 patients increases physician trainee stress and burnout256
An image J plugin for the high throughput image analysis of in vitro scratch wound healing assays252
Factors associated with psychological distress during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the predominantly general population: A systematic review and meta-analysis250
Sequencing DNA with nanopores: Troubles and biases249
Proportion of asymptomatic infection among COVID-19 positive persons and their transmission potential: A systematic review and meta-analysis246
Clinical and analytical validation of FoundationOne Liquid CDx, a novel 324-Gene cfDNA-based comprehensive genomic profiling assay for cancers of solid tumor origin243
Anxiety, depression, stress, fear and social support during COVID-19 pandemic among Jordanian healthcare workers235
Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study232
Persistence of symptoms and quality of life at 35 days after hospitalization for COVID-19 infection227
Determinants of burnout and other aspects of psychological well-being in healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic: A multinational cross-sectional study226
Global socio-economic losses and environmental gains from the Coronavirus pandemic222
Job loss and mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown: Evidence from South Africa217
Is older age associated with COVID-19 mortality in the absence of other risk factors? General population cohort study of 470,034 participants209
Elderly people and responses to COVID-19 in 27 Countries203
Psychological consequences of COVID-19 home confinement: The ECLB-COVID19 multicenter study203
The anti-vaccination infodemic on social media: A behavioral analysis202
Vitamin D sufficiency, a serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D at least 30 ng/mL reduced risk for adverse clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19 infection202
The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on public transit demand in the United States199
A performance comparison of supervised machine learning models for Covid-19 tweets sentiment analysis199
The experiences, challenges, and acceptance of e-learning as a tool for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic among university medical staff198
Red seaweed (Asparagopsis taxiformis) supplementation reduces enteric methane by over 80 percent in beef steers196
Burden of post-COVID-19 syndrome and implications for healthcare service planning: A population-based cohort study194
Rate of Intensive Care Unit admission and outcomes among patients with coronavirus: A systematic review and Meta-analysis193
Public discourse and sentiment during the COVID 19 pandemic: Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation for topic modeling on Twitter191
Mask or no mask for COVID-19: A public health and market study190
COVID-19 and mental health deterioration by ethnicity and gender in the UK184
Spreading of COVID-19: Density matters182
Data quality in online human-subjects research: Comparisons between MTurk, Prolific, CloudResearch, Qualtrics, and SONA182
Microplastic contamination of drinking water: A systematic review182
Prediction model and risk scores of ICU admission and mortality in COVID-19182
Application of local fully Convolutional Neural Network combined with YOLO v5 algorithm in small target detection of remote sensing image182
COVID-19 cognitive deficits after respiratory assistance in the subacute phase: A COVID-rehabilitation unit experience181
Global seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies: A systematic review and meta-analysis181
Predictors of in-hospital COVID-19 mortality: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis exploring differences by age, sex and health conditions180
Prevalence of underlying diseases in died cases of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis179
The mental health of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic: An online survey in the UK179
Association of poor housing conditions with COVID-19 incidence and mortality across US counties176
First and second waves of coronavirus disease-19: A comparative study in hospitalized patients in Reus, Spain176
Gender differences in perceived stress and coping among college students175
The importance of urban natural areas and urban ecosystem services during the COVID-19 pandemic173
Mask usage, social distancing, racial, and gender correlates of COVID-19 vaccine intentions among adults in the US172
Extracellular vesicles from human plasma and serum are carriers of extravesicular cargo—Implications for biomarker discovery171
Reproductive number of coronavirus: A systematic review and meta-analysis based on global level evidence171
Telemedicine in the OECD: An umbrella review of clinical and cost-effectiveness, patient experience and implementation170
Face masks reduce emotion-recognition accuracy and perceived closeness169
Twitter reveals human mobility dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic169
PTSD symptoms among health workers and public service providers during the COVID-19 outbreak169
Negative attitudes about facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic: The dual importance of perceived ineffectiveness and psychological reactance169
Willingness to vaccinate against COVID-19 among Bangladeshi adults: Understanding the strategies to optimize vaccination coverage167
Interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness during COVID-19 physical distancing measures: A rapid systematic review166
What do we know about SARS-CoV-2 transmission? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the secondary attack rate and associated risk factors164
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 patients162
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mobility in ten countries and associated perceived risk for all transport modes162
Sex differences in susceptibility, severity, and outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019: Cross-sectional analysis from a diverse US metropolitan area161
Adolescents’ health literacy, health protective measures, and health-related quality of life during the Covid-19 pandemic159
COVID-SCORE: A global survey to assess public perceptions of government responses to COVID-19 (COVID-SCORE-10)158
Relationship quality and mental health during COVID-19 lockdown158
Framing COVID-19: How we conceptualize and discuss the pandemic on Twitter158
Validation of the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS)156
A cross-national study of factors associated with women’s perinatal mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic155
Disentangling primer interactions improves SARS-CoV-2 genome sequencing by multiplex tiling PCR153
Gender differences in unpaid care work and psychological distress in the UK Covid-19 lockdown153
Pneumonia detection in chest X-ray images using an ensemble of deep learning models152
Trust predicts COVID-19 prescribed and discretionary behavioral intentions in 23 countries151
Diagnostic and prognostic value of hematological and immunological markers in COVID-19 infection: A meta-analysis of 6320 patients149
Nationwide incidence of sarcomas and connective tissue tumors of intermediate malignancy over four years using an expert pathology review network148
Disadvantages in preparing and publishing scientific papers caused by the dominance of the English language in science: The case of Colombian researchers in biological sciences147
SRplot: A free online platform for data visualization and graphing146
Serum-IgG responses to SARS-CoV-2 after mild and severe COVID-19 infection and analysis of IgG non-responders146
COVID-19 ICU and mechanical ventilation patient characteristics and outcomes—A systematic review and meta-analysis145
Business disruptions from social distancing144
Psychological factors and consumer behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic144
Does the COVID-19 pandemic impact parents’ and adolescents’ well-being? An EMA-study on daily affect and parenting144
Impact of Covid-19 on health-related quality of life of patients: A structured review143
An observational study of engineering online education during the COVID-19 pandemic143
Knowledge, attitudes, and fear of COVID-19 during the Rapid Rise Period in Bangladesh143
Human IgG and IgA responses to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines142
Association of body mass index with health care expenditures in the United States by age and sex142
The incidence, characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women hospitalized with symptomatic and asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK from March to September 2020: A national cohort study using 141
FeAture Explorer (FAE): A tool for developing and comparing radiomics models141
Tracking R of COVID-19: A new real-time estimation using the Kalman filter140
Time and Covid-19 stress in the lockdown situation: Time free, «Dying» of boredom and sadness140
Magnitude of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases throughout the course of infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis138
Excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among Californians 18–65 years of age, by occupational sector and occupation: March through November 2020137
Diversity and inclusion for the All of Us research program: A scoping review137
College students’ stress and health in the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of academic workload, separation from school, and fears of contagion137
Characteristics and impact of Long Covid: Findings from an online survey135
Achieving the 95 95 95 targets for all: A pathway to ending AIDS133
Psychological impacts of “screen time” and “green time” for children and adolescents: A systematic scoping review133
Study on the effect of digital economy on high-quality economic development in China132
Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on tourist travel risk and management perceptions131
Residual clinical damage after COVID-19: A retrospective and prospective observational cohort study129
‘Intelligent’ lockdown, intelligent effects? Results from a survey on gender (in)equality in paid work, the division of childcare and household work, and quality of life among parents in the Netherlan129
Psychological responses during the COVID-19 outbreak among university students in Bangladesh129
Male gender is a predictor of higher mortality in hospitalized adults with COVID-19129
Review of machine learning methods in soft robotics127
Transmissibility of COVID-19 depends on the viral load around onset in adult and symptomatic patients126
Population density and basic reproductive number of COVID-19 across United States counties126
COVID-19 mortality risk assessment: An international multi-center study126
Dexamethasone vs methylprednisolone high dose for Covid-19 pneumonia125
To buy or not buy food online: The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the adoption of e-commerce in China125
Non-COVID-19 patients in times of pandemic: Emergency department visits, hospitalizations and cause-specific mortality in Northern Italy125
Gender gap in journal submissions and peer review during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. A study on 2329 Elsevier journals123
Clinical and analytical validation of FoundationOne®CDx, a comprehensive genomic profiling assay for solid tumors123
Human-animal relationships and interactions during the Covid-19 lockdown phase in the UK: Investigating links with mental health and loneliness123
The nexus between environmental tax and carbon emissions with the roles of environmental technology and financial development122
Factors affecting mental health of health care workers during coronavirus disease outbreaks (SARS, MERS & COVID-19): A rapid systematic review121
D-dimer as a biomarker for assessment of COVID-19 prognosis: D-dimer levels on admission and its role in predicting disease outcome in hospitalized patients with COVID-19121
In silico identification of potential inhibitors of key SARS-CoV-2 3CL hydrolase (Mpro) via molecular docking, MMGBSA predictive binding energy calculations, and molecular dynamics simulation120
Factors that influence vaccination decision-making among pregnant women: A systematic review and meta-analysis120
Clinical determinants of the severity of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis120
Risk perception of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its related factors among college students in China during quarantine119
Resting state EEG biomarkers of cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment119
Altered smell and taste: Anosmia, parosmia and the impact of long Covid-19119
Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 infection in dogs and cats of humans diagnosed with COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil118
Factors associated with disease severity and mortality among patients with COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis118
Cognitive and mental health changes and their vulnerability factors related to COVID-19 lockdown in Italy116
Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance116
Development of ACE2 autoantibodies after SARS-CoV-2 infection116
The impact of COVID-19 on hospital admissions and emergency department visits: A population-based study115
COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Beliefs among Black and Hispanic Americans115
Individual determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy114
Pre-existing traits associated with Covid-19 illness severity113
Predictors of mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic in the US: Role of economic concerns, health worries and social distancing113
Detection and characterization of fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae pathotype Triticum) causing wheat blast disease on rain-fed grown wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in Zambia112
Impact of COVID-19 on mental health and quality of life: Is there any effect? A cross-sectional study of the MENA region111
Alpha-, beta-, and gamma-diversity of bacteria varies across habitats111
Post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 in a non-hospitalized cohort: Results from the Arizona CoVHORT110
Potential bioactive glycosylated flavonoids as SARS-CoV-2 main protease inhibitors: A molecular docking and simulation studies110
Characteristics and outcomes of a cohort of COVID-19 patients in the Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy110
A growing plastic smog, now estimated to be over 170 trillion plastic particles afloat in the world’s oceans—Urgent solutions required110
Student’s experiences with online teaching following COVID-19 lockdown: A mixed methods explorative study109
Analyzing changes in respiratory rate to predict the risk of COVID-19 infection108
Deep transfer learning artificial intelligence accurately stages COVID-19 lung disease severity on portable chest radiographs108
Sarcopenia prevalence and associated factors among older Chinese population: Findings from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study107
Establishment of a well-characterized SARS-CoV-2 lentiviral pseudovirus neutralization assay using 293T cells with stable expression of ACE2 and TMPRSS2106
Disease avoidance in the time of COVID-19: The behavioral immune system is associated with concern and preventative health behaviors106
T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans: A systematic review106
Oxygen saturation as a predictor of mortality in hospitalized adult patients with COVID-19 in a public hospital in Lima, Peru104
The effects of PEGylation on LNP based mRNA delivery to the eye104
Potential factors influencing COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy: A systematic review104
Characteristics of gut microbiota in people with obesity104
Biomarkers of cytokine storm as red flags for severe and fatal COVID-19 cases: A living systematic review and meta-analysis104
Development and validation of a model for individualized prediction of hospitalization risk in 4,536 patients with COVID-19103
The human microbiome and COVID-19: A systematic review103
COVID-19 and human-nature relationships: Vermonters’ activities in nature and associated nonmaterial values during the pandemic102
Knowledge, attitude, and perceptions towards the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic: A bi-national survey in Africa102
Depression, anxiety and stress symptoms in Brazilian university students during the COVID-19 pandemic: Predictors and association with life satisfaction, psychological well-being and coping strategies102
Rapid assessment of psychological and epidemiological correlates of COVID-19 concern, financial strain, and health-related behavior change in a large online sample101
Mitigating infodemics: The relationship between news exposure and trust and belief in COVID-19 fake news and social media spreading101
Socio-ecological predictors of mental health outcomes among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States101
Ocular surface manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): A systematic review and meta-analysis101
High throughput detection and genetic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 using COVIDSeq next-generation sequencing100
Assessing concerns for the economic consequence of the COVID-19 response and mental health problems associated with economic vulnerability and negative economic shock in Italy, Spain, and the United K100
Minority stress, distress, and suicide attempts in three cohorts of sexual minority adults: A U.S. probability sample100
The propagation of economic impacts through supply chains: The case of a mega-city lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-1999
Social anxiety in young people: A prevalence study in seven countries99
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific research in the life sciences99
C-Reactive protein as a prognostic indicator in hospitalized patients with COVID-1999
Social determinants of COVID-19 incidence and outcomes: A rapid review99
The passage of time during the UK Covid-19 lockdown99
Risk factors and protective factors of depression in older people 65+. A systematic review99
Using social media influencers to increase knowledge and positive attitudes toward the flu vaccine99
Enacting national social distancing policies corresponds with dramatic reduction in COVID19 infection rates98
A user-centred design framework for mHealth98
Anxiety and depression symptoms, the recovery from symptoms, and loneliness before and after the COVID-19 outbreak among the general population: Findings from a Dutch population-based longitudinal stu98
Human mobility trends during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States98
Maternal plasma levels of oxytocin during breastfeeding—A systematic review98
The Japanese version of the Fear of COVID-19 scale: Reliability, validity, and relation to coping behavior97
Mask adherence and rate of COVID-19 across the United States97
Healthcare worker stress, anxiety and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore: A 6-month multi-centre prospective study97
Social distancing in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States96
COVID-19 misinformation: Mere harmless delusions or much more? A knowledge and attitude cross-sectional study among the general public residing in Jordan96
Subjective caregiver burden and anxiety in informal caregivers: A systematic review and meta-analysis96
Birth as a neuro-psycho-social event: An integrative model of maternal experiences and their relation to neurohormonal events during childbirth95
Associations between historical redlining and birth outcomes from 2006 through 2015 in California95
eDNA metabarcoding as a biomonitoring tool for marine protected areas95
Wearing a face mask against Covid-19 results in a reduction of social distancing95
Why do people spread false information online? The effects of message and viewer characteristics on self-reported likelihood of sharing social media disinformation95
Racial and ethnic differentials in COVID-19-related job exposures by occupational standing in the US95
ICU outcomes and survival in patients with severe COVID-19 in the largest health care system in central Florida94
Consolidation in a crisis: Patterns of international collaboration in early COVID-19 research94
Exploratory clinical trial on the safety and bactericidal effect of 222-nm ultraviolet C irradiation in healthy humans94
Fracture incidence in adults in relation to age and gender: A study of 27,169 fractures in the Swedish Fracture Register in a well-defined catchment area94
Ecological momentary interventions for mental health: A scoping review93
The unequal impact of the coronavirus pandemic: Evidence from seventeen developing countries93
Congenital Zika syndrome: A systematic review93
In science we (should) trust: Expectations and compliance across nine countries during the COVID-19 pandemic93
Knowledge, acceptance and perception on COVID-19 vaccine among Malaysians: A web-based survey93
In-hospital mortality from severe COVID-19 in a tertiary care center in Mexico City; causes of death, risk factors and the impact of hospital saturation92
University students’ strategies of coping with stress during the coronavirus pandemic: Data from Poland92
Public parks and the pandemic: How park usage has been affected by COVID-19 policies92
Regional responsibility and coordination of appropriate inpatient care capacities for patients with COVID-19 – the German DISPENSE model92
Public perceptions of conflicting information surrounding COVID-19: Results from a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults92
Fragile heroes. The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health-care workers in Italy92
Social media exposure, risk perception, preventive behaviors and attitudes during the COVID-19 epidemic in La Paz, Bolivia: A cross sectional study92
Government responses and COVID-19 deaths: Global evidence across multiple pandemic waves91
Trust and transparency in times of crisis: Results from an online survey during the first wave (April 2020) of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK91
Reduction in hospitalised COPD exacerbations during COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis91
Diagnostic accuracy of two commercial SARS-CoV-2 antigen-detecting rapid tests at the point of care in community-based testing centers91
Urban-rural differences in COVID-19 exposures and outcomes in the South: A preliminary analysis of South Carolina91
Detection and quantification of SARS-CoV-2 by droplet digital PCR in real-time PCR negative nasopharyngeal swabs from suspected COVID-19 patients91
The False positive problem of automatic bot detection in social science research90
The differential impact of pediatric COVID-19 between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review of fatality and ICU admission in children worldwide90
Gamification as an approach to improve resilience and reduce attrition in mobile mental health interventions: A randomized controlled trial90
The prevalence of mental health problems in sub-Saharan adolescents: A systematic review90
Using AlphaFold to predict the impact of single mutations on protein stability and function89
COVID-19 vaccines and mental distress89
Academic student satisfaction and perceived performance in the e-learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence across ten countries88
A daily diary study on adolescents’ mood, empathy, and prosocial behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic88
Children’s emotion inferences from masked faces: Implications for social interactions during COVID-1988
Hate speech detection and racial bias mitigation in social media based on BERT model88
Behavioral measures to fight COVID-19: An 8-country study of perceived usefulness, adherence and their predictors88
Attitudes on voluntary and mandatory vaccination against COVID-19: Evidence from Germany88