Bibliometric analysis of dental education journals, Web of Science, 2007-2013.

  • Javier Moraga Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Santiago.

Abstract

In recent years, several bibliometric evaluations covering various clinical specialties in dentistry have been carried out. However, there are no recent reports in the area of education. The aim of this brief report is to describe the bibliometric profile of dental education journals included in the Web of Science databases (ISI).  A bibliometric study of the two dental education journals included in the Science Citation Index expanded database from Web of Science was conducted. Analyze results and Citation Report tools were used to consider the following variables for the total of articles by journal: amount of papers, publication year, affiliated organizations and countries, keywords, number of citations and most cited articles. A total of 1,279 articles were analyzed: Journal of Dental Education (JDE) with 956 papers (74.75%) and European Journal of Dental Education (EJDE) with 323 paperss (25.25%). The United States had the largest number of articles (695), mainly in JDE, and England (110) in EJDE. Consistently, American institutions have the highest productivity in the area. The more used keywords were learning and curriculum. Given the influence that dental education has in all the areas of the profession, it is necessary to further investigate and focus on the quality of research in this area.Keywords: "Education, dental" [Mesh], "Bibliometrics" [Mesh], Web of Science.Análisis bibliométrico de revistas de educación dental, Web of Science, 2007-2013.En los últimos años se ha realizados diversas evaluaciones bibliométricas en odontología, cubriendo varias especialidades clínicas. Sin embargo, no existen reportes recientes en el área educativa. El objetivo de este breve reporte es describir el perfil bibliométrico de las revistas de educación dental incluidas en las bases de datos de Web of Science (ISI). Se realizó un estudio bibliométrico de las 2 revistas de educación dental incluidas en la base de datos Science Citation Index Expanded de Web of Science. Utilizando las herramientas Analize Results y Citation Report se obtuvieron las siguientes variables: Cantidad de documentos, Año de publicación, Organizaciones y Países en la afiliación, Palabras clave, Número de citas y Artículos más citados; para el total de los documentos y separados por revista. Se analizaron 1.279 documentos: Journal of Dental Education (JDE) con 956 documentos (74,75%) y European Journal of Dental Education (EJDE) con 323 documentos (25,25%). Estados Unidos tiene la mayor cantidad de artículos (695), principalmente en JDE, e Inglaterra (110) en EJDE; de igual forma son las instituciones estadounidenses las que tienen una mayor productividad en el área. Las palabras claves más utilizadas fueron aprendizaje y currículum. Dada la influencia que tiene la educación dental en todos los ámbitos de la profesión, es necesario seguir investigando y centrarse en la calidad de la investigación en esta área.Palabras clave: Educación dental, Bibliometría, Web of Science.

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Published
2014-06-05
How to Cite
MORAGA, Javier. Bibliometric analysis of dental education journals, Web of Science, 2007-2013.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 109-113, june 2014. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <http://www.joralres.com/index.php/JOR/article/view/joralres.2014.026>. Date accessed: 17 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2014.026.
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