Bibliometric analysis of three international journals on public health dentistry: A comparative study from 2011 to 2020

Gunjan Kumar, Payal Dash, Samikshya Jena

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, 751024, Odisha

*Corresponding Authors: Payal Dash; E-mail:

Background and Objective

The research question was to conduct a comparative analysis of articles published ,citations,grants and authors co-occurence in three journals of Public health dentistry namely Journal of Public Health (JIF-1.821),Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (JIF-3.803) and Community Dentistry Health(JIF-1.079).This study was triggered , because of the constant growth of the academic production of articles in the world. The objective of this study is to describe the design of studies published in the period 2011 – 2020 of the three mentioned journals.
Material and Methods
A retrospective, observational, comparative study was conducted for JPHD, CDOE ad CDH. All issues of JPHD,CDH and CDOE from 2011 to 2020 were manual searched and also assessed through Scopus database.The data were organized and analyzed using software SPSS version 21.0; and citation mapping process using VOSviewer software.
A total of 1544 articles were retrieved from all the three journals .The largest number of manuscripts was published in the Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology journal.The pattern of study design in JPHD (65.69%) and CDH(74.79%) was majorly cross sectional studies followed by cohort studies(19.46%) and randomized controlled trials (8.34%) respectively.In all the three journals,maximum authors were more than three in number .Majority of the original research work focused on oral health such as oral health status,literacy,oral health quality of life.
The publication pattern in all the three journals were interestingly related to each other; most articles published were original research work intending an enhanced inclination of researchers toward observational affirmations.

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