Global dental publications in pubmed databases between 2009 and 2019⇔a bibliometric analysis

Faris Yahya Asiri, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the publications in the field of dentistry on the PubMed database over A span of 10 years, from 2009 to 2019. Articles published between January 2009 to December 2019 were searched for in the MEDLINE database via PubMed. Data analysis was done using R-base packages, including the specialized R-packages Bibliometrix and String. For descriptive statistics and sequence charting, SPSS version 23.0 was used. A total of 104,975 articles were extracted, with A total of 153,530 authors in the given time frame. The proportion of articles steadily increased from 2009, plateauing at its peak from 2010 to 2016, and then seeing A decline from 2017 to 2019. Journal articles (60.58%), comparative studies (16.05%) and case reports (10.8%) were recorded as the most reported type of publication globally, accounting for 81.43% of the total documents extracted. All the articles came from 81 countries, with the USA reporting the greatest number of published articles (45,911). Dentistry proves to be A multi-faceted arena and many researchers and authors around the globe are contributing to the burgeoning literature over time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4747
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


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