Evaluation of Scholarly literature on Periodontics produced by Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2021; Retrospective analysis
Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the bibliometric indicators on periodontics research published from 2012 to 2021. Methodology: The targeted data was extracted from the Scopus database. The bibliographic details of the selected documents (articles and reviews only) were downloaded for data analysis. The bibliometric parameters of articles with citations by years, frequently used journals, international research collaboration, frequently used keywords and top-10 most cited have been examined. Microsoft Excel, VOS viewer and Biblioshiny software were employed to visualize the data. Results: A total of 1,323 articles have been produced by Saudi Arabian authors and the share of Saudi Arabia was counted as 4.40% in the global research output. All these articles gained an average of 9.61 citations per article and about 27% of the research has been published in top-10 journals. The highest preference in international research collaboration was found with the United States and India. “Periodontics” and “Dental Implants” were the top keywords. Slightly more than 16% (n=2,078) of the citations were gained by top-10 most cited articles. Conclusion: Saudi Arabia contributed a noteworthy research and played a leading role in the Arab World.