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The 300 most cited articles published in periodontology

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dc.contributor.author Faggion, C. M.
dc.contributor.author Malaga, L.
dc.contributor.author Monje, A.
dc.contributor.author Trescher, A. L.
dc.contributor.author Listl, S.
dc.contributor.author Alarcon, M. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T16:20:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T16:20:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4820
dc.description.abstract It is important to evaluate the characteristics of the most cited articles in any specialty. The number of citations may be a proxy for clinical and research activity. The objectives of the present methodological study were (1) to report the characteristics of the 300 most cited articles in periodontology and (2) to explore the association of these characteristics with the number of citations. We searched in the Web of Science database for the 300 most cited articles published in periodontology on June 15, 2015. We described characteristics of the articles such as type of study, type of scientific journal, topic reported, year of publication, affiliation of the first author of the article, and impact factor. Linear regression analysis was used to investigate associations of these variables with the number of citations. The search retrieved approximately 155,356 publications; out of the studies that met the eligibility criteria, the 300 most cited were included for analysis. Comprising more than 50 % of the included articles, basic biology and the detection of bacteria were the most prevalent topics. Narrative reviews were the most frequent type of article (27 % of the sample). Regression analysis demonstrated that some characteristics, for example "narrative reviews," are more prone to be cited than others. We conclude that scientific evolution in periodontology has been based more on narrative reviews than on reproducible systematic reviews. Future research is encouraged to elucidate the extent to which scientific progress is improved through systematic compared with narrative reviews. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1436-3771
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Periodontics en_US
dc.subject Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine en_US
dc.subject tool en_US
dc.subject science en_US
dc.subject google-scholar en_US
dc.subject Journal impact factor en_US
dc.subject journals en_US
dc.subject Methodological study en_US
dc.subject scopus en_US
dc.subject Study characteristics en_US
dc.subject systematic reviews en_US
dc.subject web en_US
dc.title The 300 most cited articles published in periodontology en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s00784-016-1990-1


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