A Bibliometric Analysis of Two PubMed-indexed High-Impact Factor Endodontic Journals: A Comparison of India With Other Countries

Indian J Dent. 2016 Sep;7(3):121-125. doi: 10.4103/0975-962X.189342.


Aim: The present study was conducted with an aim to determine the number and trends of published articles in the International Endodontic Journal (IEJ) and Journal of Endodontics (JOE) from 2009 to 2014.

Settings and designs: A retrospective observational study was conducted for IEJ and JOE.

Subjects and methods: All issues of IEJ and JOE were electronically and hand searched for the following parameters: Amount of papers, publication year, affiliated organizations, and countries.

Statistical analysis used: The data were organized and analyzed using software SPSS version 21.0; descriptive statistics was used.

Results: A total of 872 articles were analyzed in the IEJ and JOE with 1606 papers. Brazil had the largest number of articles (170) mainly in IEJ, and the USA (350) in JOE. Indians published more of their research in JOE than IEJ.

Conclusions: Original articles in endodontic publication from different universities in India have considerably increased, showing that research is becoming more important.

Keywords: Bibliometry; Scientometric; endodontics; impact factor.