Citation Characteristics of H-Classics Articles in Implant Dentistry: A Citation Analysis Using H-Classics Method

Ho Sheng Chiang, Yi Wen Cathy Tsai, Ren Yeong Huang, Pei Wei Weng, Lian Ping Mau, Thomas T. Nguyen, David L. Cochran, Cheng En Sung, Chi Hsiang Chung, Yi Shing Shieh, Wan Chien Cheng

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Citation-based metrics, such as the H-classics method, have been used as an indicator to assess academic performance in the scientific community. However, information addressing issues regarding self-citation, citation half-life, and subject area of origin in implant dentistry is lacking. The purpose of this study was to investigate the citation characteristics of H-classics articles in implant dentistry throughout different time periods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: H-classics implant dentistry articles were searched and selected by applying the H-classics method from the Scopus database. Bibliometric analysis was conducted to evaluate the citation characteristics, including institutional and journal self-citation, citation half-life, and subject area of origin of identified H-classics articles. RESULTS: The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants and Clinical Oral Implants Research are the leading journals contributing the majority of citations to the retrieved H-classics articles. Articles published in the United States cited the most H-classics articles. Journal self-citation was 12.41% on average, while institutional self-citation was approximately 7.81%. Citation half-life decreased significantly across time periods, with an average decreasing ratio of 43.95%. Research on Scope III, bioengineering interventions, had the most prominent distribution citation frequency in the subject area "Others." CONCLUSION: This study provides insightful views regarding citation characteristics of H-classics articles in implant dentistry (eg, interdisciplinary publications on bioengineering interventions) during the investigation periods, which may foster the translation of preclinical research into clinical applications in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-909
Number of pages10
JournalThe International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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