The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Performance of Academic Personnel: An Open Access Systematic Literature Review Database (Version 1)


  • Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Nilmini Malkanthi Rathnayake
  • Pivithuru Janak Kumarasinghe
  • Ajantha Sisira Kumara



COVID 19, Education sector, Open access database, Performance of academic personnel, Systematic review


The education sector is going through and is facing significant learning and teaching challenges with the novel pandemic. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic severely affected every sector across the world. The existing literature databases on COVID-19 are focused on the medical elements of the pandemic. Therefore, this study focused on creating a covid-19 pandemic and the performance of academic personnel. The purpose of this study is to provide an open access resource to support future learning and teaching scholars to gain timely access to pre-examined literature on academic staff performances during COVID-19. This study is based on 31 manuscripts published online between, 1st January 2020 to 01st April 2021. Using a rigorous systematic review method, engaging in the PRISMA approach, conducting a thorough reading process for observing the selected articles and findings presented under three major themes of academic performances with teaching and development, academic performances with research and scholarly work, academic performances with dissemination of knowledge. This study offers a first glance at the metadata of articles published on the covid-19 pandemic and the performance of academic personnel during the first fifteen months after occurring the novel coronavirus disease, by providing an open access database, to get the opportunities for future research.