A bibliometric analysis of the 103 top-cited articles in endodontics

Yilmaz B., Dincol M. E., Yalcin T. Y.

ACTA ODONTOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.77, no.8, pp.574-583, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00016357.2019.1621378
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.574-583
  • Keywords: Bibliometrics, citation, endodontics, classical article, research design, CITATION-CLASSICS, GOOGLE-SCHOLAR, SCIENCE, SURGERY, IMPACT, PULP, RECEPTORS, JOURNALS, SCOPUS, WEB
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the 100 top-cited articles in endodontics and analyse their bibliometric characteristics. Material and methods: The Web of Science database was reviewed to identify the relevant articles. Results: One hundred and three articles were included because the last four articles had the same number of citations. The top-cited article received 2115 citations. The articles were published in 28 different journals, with the most popular publication being the Journal of Endodontics (n = 36). The most prolific country was the United States (n = 41), followed by Sweden (n = 17) and Switzerland (n = 8). The most prolific author and institution were M. Torabinejad (n = 12) and Umea University (n = 9), respectively. The majority of articles were of a basic science nature (n = 55), while endodontic microbiology (n = 24) was the most frequent subspecialty. The most common study design used in clinical articles was non-randomized experimental study (n = 5). Half of the clinical articles (n = 11) had a level III evidence score. Conclusions: The present citation analysis provides insights into the historical progress and current trends in endodontics.