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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 83-86

Dental activity of the five top growing countries in the area of knowledge creation: A retrospective bibliometric study

1 Independent Research Scientist, Founder and Managing Editor of Dental Hypotheses, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Periodontology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics, University of California, Davis, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Mohamadreza Abrishami
Department of Periodontology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2155-8213.116331

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Introduction: Aim of this retrospective study is to bibliometricaly analyze dental activity of five countries with the highest growth rate of scientific publication in 2011. Materials and Methods: To evaluate dental activity SCImago journal and country rank were used. Searches were done in all categories of dentistry subject area in Feb 2013. Number of published articles, number of citations, number of self-citation, number of international collaborations and H index were used as bibliometric variables. Countries with more than 5% increase in the number of published articles in 2011 were included in the study. Results: For showing the way of differences between countries, we have presented the trend graphs according to the number of dental articles, number of citations, number of self-citations, and number of international collaborations for each country. Discussion: India has the most published dental articles. Yet, its number of citations and H index are not the first. China has the largest number of citations and international collaborations. Spain and South Korea have the highest H index. Thus far, they have the highest mean of self-citation. Scientific output has grown 11 times faster in Iran than the world average. Yet, its dental activity is generally lower than other growing countries in the area of knowledge creation.

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