A Scientometric Analysis of Scholarly Output on COVID-19 and Dentistry

Frank Mayta-Tovalino, Carlos Quispe-Vicuña, Miguel Cabanillas-Lazo, Arnaldo Munive-Degregori, Maria Eugenia Guerrero, Roman Mendoza

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Introduction: Scientometrics is a discipline that allows the analysis of the characteristics of publications in each field of knowledge using different indicators. The aim of this research was to analyse world scientific publication as to COVID-19 related to dentistry. Methods: A specialised search strategy was used to obtain all the documents published in journals indexed in the Scopus database between December 2019 and February 2022. The study variables were exported and analysed in SciVal (Elsevier). Results: In all, 2071 documents were retrieved; of those, Oral Diseases has the highest impact with an average of 12.3 citations per publication, and the British Medical Journal was identified as the journal with the highest scientific output (107). India (292) and the UK (287) were the countries with the most published papers. The Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil was the institution with the highest number of published papers (61) and with the highest impact. Conclusions: During the pandemic, scientific publications on dentistry and COVID-19 have been increasing considerably. International collaboration has the highest percentage of publications whilst India and the UK are the countries with the highest scientific production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-730
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Dental Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • Scholarly output
  • Scientometrics


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