Increasing prominence of implantology research: A chronological trend analysis of 100 top-cited articles in periodontal journals

Ho Sheng Chiang, Ren Yeong Huang, Pei Wei Weng, Lian Ping Mau, Chi Chun Su, Yi Wen Cathy Tsai, Yu Chiao Wu, Chi Hsiang Chung, Yi Shing Shieh, Wan Chien Cheng

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Purpose: To identify 100 top-cited articles published in periodontal journals and analyse the research trends by using citation analysis. Materials and methods: 100 top-cited articles published in periodontal journals were retrieved by searching the database of the ISI Web of Science and Journal Citation reports. For each article, the following principal bibliometric parameters: authorship, geographic and institute origin, manuscript type, study design, scope of study, and citation count of each time period were analysed from 1965 to 2015. Results: The identified 100 top-cited articles were retrieved from five periodontal journals and citation counts were recorded between 262 and 1,693 times. For the institute of origin, the most productive institute, in terms of the number of 100 top-cited articles published, was the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) (n = 19), followed by the Forsyth Dental Center (USA) (n = 15). Most manuscripts were original research (n = 74), and the inflammatory periodontal disease (n = 59) was the most frequent topic studied. Interestingly, the trend of increase average citation reached significance for implantology (β = 26.75, P = 0.003) and systemic interactions (β = 29.83, P = 0.005), but not for inflammatory disease (β = -10.30, P = 0.248) and tissue regeneration (β = 9.04, P = 0.081). By using multivariable linear regression in a generalised linear model, suitable published journal (Journal of Clinical Periodontology), geographic regions (Europe), more intense international collaboration, adequate manuscript type (review article) and study design (systematic review) could be attributed to escalating average citation counts in implantology (all P < 0.05). However, for systemic interactions, only geographic region and study design were significantly associated with the increasing citation trend. Conclusions: These principal bibliometric characteristics revealed escalated trends in average citation count in implantology throughout time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-110
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean journal of oral implantology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Bibliometrics
  • Citation analysis
  • Implantology
  • Periodontology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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