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Table 2 Subject areas of retrieved documents

From: Global research trends of World Health Organization’s top eight emerging pathogens

Subject area Frequency % N = 8619 a
Medicine 5406 62.7
Immunology and Microbiology 3075 35.7
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1681 19.5
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 533 6.2
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 407 4.7
Veterinary 283 3.3
Multidisciplinary 234 2.7
Social Sciences 179 2.1
Chemistry 170 2.0
Environmental Science 133 1.5
Nursing 123 1.4
  1. aDue to overlap among subject areas, the total percentages exceeded 100%