Bibliometric analysis of research on regenerative periodontal surgery during the last 30 years

Abstract
Objectics: The evolution of research activity during the last thirty years on regenerative periodontal surgery is studied. Results: A small number of authors are highly productive with more than 10 publications on the subject each. 79,6% of authors have only produced one article on the subject. The co-authorship average is of 2,68 authors per paper, with a collaboration between 2 and 6 authors. Main journals on the field of regenerative periodontal surgery are Journal of Periodontology and Journal of Clinical Periodontology, which are ranked 14th and 1st in their category according to the Journal Citations Reports. The most used language is English, followed by Japanese and Italian, Spanish occupying the eighth position. Conclusions: A significant increase on scientific literature is observed, similar to the one Dentistry has had. A reduced number of authors account for most production. In the same token, there is a scarce professionalization of researchers in this field, where most of the authors are occasional. On the other hand, there are two very specialized journals on this topic.
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Gutiérrez Vela, María del Mar ; Díaz Haro, Ana ; Berbel Salvador, Sonia ; Lucero Sánchez, Aldo ; Robinson García, Nicolás ; Cutando Soriano, Antonio. Bibliometric analysis of research on regenerative periodontal surgery during the last 30 years. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2012, Vol. 4, No. 2: 112-118