Journal of Scientometric Research, 2017, 6, 2, 119-125.
Published: September 2017
Type: Research Article
Assistant Dental Surgeon Government Taluk Head Quarters Hospital Malappuram, Kerala -676519, INDIA.
Introduction: There is paucity of information about the dentistry related articles published in pubmed indexed Ayurveda journals in India. Aim: This study aimed to audit the dentistry related articles published in three pubmed indexed Ayurveda Journals from India.The journals considered for this study were AYU, Ancient Science of Life(ASL) and Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine(JAIM). Materials and methods: A retrospective bibliometric analysis of issues of AYU, ASL and JAIM from 2010 to 2015 was performed using web-based search from Pubmed Central. The articles published were analyzed for type of article and individual topic of dentistry. The articles published were also evaluated to identify whether the study was a funded research project or not. The following parameters were also studied: a. Author mapping, b. International collaborations, c. Number of authors, d. Study types, e. Number of articles published in each year, f. Author’s parent speciality (ayurveda/dental/medical) and collaborations. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics. Results: A total of 21, 10 and 7 articles were retrieved from AYU, ASL and JAIM respectively. For the type of the articles, originals articles form a major share in AYU and ASL where as review articles form a major share in JAIM. Among the dentistry related articles, oral cancer and gingivitis form the major attraction of the contributors of AYU whereas taste sensation and oral health form the major attraction of the contributors of ASL and JAIM respectively. The highest number of dentistry related articles was published in 2014 with 6 in AYU, 4 in ASL and 3 in JAIM. Funded research project articles of dentistry were published only in AYU in 2015 with 2 and 2014 with 1 article. Statewise, majority of the dentistry related articles in AYU were received from Gujarat and ASL and JAIM published majority of articles from Karnataka. Majority of the published articles related to dentistry in AYU, ASL and JAIM were authored by 3 authors, 2 authors and 5 authors respectively. Major study types in AYU, ASL and JAIM were clinical research. Facultywise, majority of articles in AYU, ASL were contributed by ayurveda and JAIM published majority of articles from dental and medical collaboration. Conclusion: A total of 38 articles pertaining to dentistry was retrieved from the 3 pubmed indexed ayurveda journals from India. This paper may be considered as a baseline study for the bibliometric information regarding the dentistry related articles published in pubmed indexed Ayurveda journals in India.