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Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral

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CARTES-VELASQUEZ, R  y  ARAVENA TORRES, P. Bibliometric profile of chilean dentistry, 2001-2010. Rev. Clin. Periodoncia Implantol. Rehabil. Oral [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.1, pp.5-8. ISSN 0719-0107.

Introduction: There is an increasing need to characterize personal, institutional or national scientific output in order to understand and improve the generation of knowledge. The aim of this paper is to define the bibliometric profile of Chilean dentistry for the last decade. Methodology: A search was performed in WOK platform using an algorithm to define ISI Chilean dental publications. Data: number of publications, impact factor (IF), TOP-10 for: authors, institutions, journals and co-authored countries are shown for the period 2001-2010 and its five-year periods. Results: The total number of publications was 195, with an annual average of 12.8 and an IF of 1.18 for the first five-years, numbers increased to 26.1 (105%) and 1.82 (54%) respectively in the second ones, but with an IF decrease to 1.73 for last two-years. Among the authors, Gamonal stands out in institutions the UChile leads, followed far behind by the UdeC and other universities which improved their participation in the second half as UFro, UMayor, UValpo and PUC; in international cooperation Spain, USA, Brazil and Sweden, albeit with lower rates; as for journals, periodontology detaches itself and in the second half two non-dental Chilean publications. Discussion: There is a noticeable rise of production over the last decade, but still very far from big international producers and the IF decrease in the last two-years is a concern, together with the high concentration of production (UChile) and the low rate of international cooperation, facts that should be improved, in order to maintain the growth.

Palabras clave : Dentistry; Chile; bibliometry; assessment.

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