Bibliometric Analysis of the Global Scientific Production on Oral Health during Pregnancy

John Barja-Ore, Jhonny Jesus Chafloque Chavesta, Roman Mendoza, Cesar Mauricio-Vilchez, Arnaldo Munive-Degregori, Frank Mayta-Tovalino

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Aim: To analyze the bibliometric characteristics of the global scientific production indexed in Scopus on oral health during pregnancy. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study with bibliometric methodology, using scientific publications indexed in Scopus as a unit of analysis. For the search, MESH terms, Boolean operators (“AND” and “OR”), and search topics (TITLE and ABSTRACT) were used. SciVal was the tool selected for the analysis of bibliometric parameters. Results: Most of the articles were published in Q1 (30.2%) and Q2 (29.6%) quartile journals. The country with the most scientific publications was the United States (451 articles), while Spain had only 14 publications. The University of Sydney, with 16 articles, was the most productive institution and the one with the most citations per publication was Saveetha University (19.7). The author with the most articles and citations related to the topic was George Ajesh with 13 and 136, respectively. Johnson Marre had the highest impact (15.1) and expected citations with respect to the global average (FWCI: 2.49). Conclusions: The scientific production on oral health in pregnancy has increased, with a greater preference by authors for scientific journals in the Q1 and Q2 quartile. The United States is the country with the most publications, although Australia has a greater number of institutions among the most productive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-935
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2022


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Oral health
  • Pregnant women


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