Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Cited Articles on Oral Biology

Nanda Rachmad Putra Gofur, Achmad Zam Zam Aghasy, Zamros Yuzadi Bin Mohd Yusof

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Oral biology is a field in dentistry that focused on molecular biology and oral health. This specialized science-related subject that aims to develop mechanistic understanding of oral tissue development and function in relation to tissue structure, oral health and disease, thereby forming a basis for clinical training and practice. Several methods are used to evaluate the quality of an article in a particular field, starting from the impact factor, the quality of the journal, the quartile, to how many articles are read or followed by other authors. The number of citations obtained from an article should illustrate that the article is capable of providing information and knowledge in that field. Scopus database was used to retrieve the data regarding the citation information of the published papers on Oral Biology. The data was accessed on 20th December 2020 and hence all the citations related matrixes were of this time point. The search used the medical term “Oral Biology” and this term was searched in the keywords, titles and text options of the Scopus database. Total 1277 articles were obtained from the search with h index and h index after excluding selfcitations of 79 and 74 respectively. Based on the citations received, 100 most influential articles were sorted which account for 7,83% of the total articles obtained through the search (Supplementary file 1). From 32 different journals were associated with the 100 most cited articles (Table 1). Journal of Dental Research (29 articles) topped in total contribution followed by Oral Oncology (11 articles), Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine (6 articles) and Periodontology 2000 (6). So far, this article is the first in the field of oral biology to address the most cited articles. There is a predominance of review articles with authors from European and US countries. In addition, in this decade, the most cited journals are those with high impact factors and high quartiles as well. Funding also describes the number of articles published in the field of oral biology. It is hoped that this research will serve as an important source of information for researchers, academics, and students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-411
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Bibliometric
  • Cited
  • Oral biology
  • Oral health


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