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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

A Bibliometric Study of Trends, Indicators, and Characteristics in the Global Scientific Production on Fluorosis

Justiniano Sotomayor Camayo, Margot Gutiérrez-Ilave, William Cardenas-Silva, Adrian Mallma-Medina, Katia Luz Medina Calderón, Fran Espinoza-Carhuancho, Frank Mayta–Tovalino

Keywords : Bibliometrics, Children, Fluorosis

Citation Information : Camayo JS, Gutiérrez-Ilave M, Cardenas-Silva W, Mallma-Medina A, Calderón KL, Espinoza-Carhuancho F, Mayta–Tovalino F. A Bibliometric Study of Trends, Indicators, and Characteristics in the Global Scientific Production on Fluorosis. J Contemp Dent Pract 2023; 24 (10):743-749.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3579

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim: To perform an analysis of the trends, indicators, and characteristics of the world scientific production on fluorosis, and to evaluate its impact on scientific research in this field. Materials and methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with a bibliometric approach of the worldwide scientific production on fluorosis published during the years 2018–2023. All metadata were extracted from the Scopus database. The articles were exported in .csv format to SciVal (Elsevier). Of the collected articles, 69 were original, 17 were reviews, 2 were conference papers, 6 were book chapters, among others. Results: It was found that among the journals with the highest number of articles were Biological Trace Element, Caries Research, Children, Fluoride, and Indian Journal of Forensics. In addition, the highest percentage of authors have published between 1 and 2 articles, with a smaller proportion having 3–4 publications. Among the journals with the highest number of articles are Biological Trace Element, Caries Research, Children, Fluoride, and Indian Journal of Forensics. The Universidade de São Paulo has the most publications, although it is also one of those with the lowest citation-weighted impact in relation to the global average (FWCI: 0.9). Conclusion: The collaboration map shows a wide international cooperation network, with an active participation of Brazil among Latin American countries. Scientific production in fluorosis has a negative trend from 2018 to 2023 and is mainly concentrated in high-impact scientific journals. Clinical significance: The study shows a wide network of international cooperation on fluorosis, so the results provide important information to guide future clinically focused research on fluorosis and its impact on public health.


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