Scientific Production on Monkeypox in Dentistry: A Bibliometric Analysis

Frank Mayta–Tovalino, John Barja–Ore, Daniel Alvitez–Temoche, Roman Mendoza, Cesar Mauricio–Vilchez, Arnaldo Munive–Degregori, Franco Mauricio

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Aim: To analyze the characteristics and visibility of the scientific production of monkeypox in dentistry. Materials and methods: A bibliometric study was carried out with the publications indexed in the Scopus database up to 22 September 2022. A search strategy was developed using Boolean operators “AND” and “OR,” in addition to the MeSH term “monkeypox virus” (MPXV) in the subarea of dentistry. The bibliometric indicators were measured objectively with the SciVal program. Results: Of the publications identified, 40% were indexed in first-quartile journals. India and Brazil are the countries with two published papers, while India has more views than the rest. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India are the institutions with the highest number of citations with respect to the world average (FWCI: 2.74). The International Dental Journal has a publication on monkeypox in the field of dentistry. India is the country with the most authors (06) who have published about the study. Samaranayake Lakshman Perera is the most productive and high-impact author. Conclusion: In the area of dentistry, scientific production on monkeypox is still scarce; however, the publications identified are mainly in high-impact indexed journals (Q1 and Q2). It is necessary to prioritize this disease as a line of research, in addition to articulating efforts between dental teams from different institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-865
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Bibliometrics
  • Dentistry
  • Monkeypox virus


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