Longitudinal behavior of altmetrics in Orthodontic research: a cohort study

Published: 29 December 2022| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/3p73knstfj.2
Daniele Garcovich, Milagros Adobes


Longitudinal behavior of Altmetrics in Orthodontic research: Analysis of the orthodontic journals indexed in the journal citation reports from 2014 to 2018 A first search was carried out, in December 2019, in the inCites JCR database to select orthodontic journals that were included in the category of dentistry, oral surgery, and medicine of the JCR during the period from 2014 to 2018. The online interest generated by the orthodontic research outputs, was observed and tracked through the Dimensions free app https://app.dimensions.ai/discover/publication in the Dimensions database. The search was limited to the nine journals listed in the JCR in 2018, which were the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO), The Angle Orthodontist, The European Journal of Orthodontics (EJO), Progress in Orthodontics, Korean Journal of Orthodontics (KJO), Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research (OCR), Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics/Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie, Seminars in Orthodontics, and the Australian Orthodontic Journal. The Dimension App was used to carry out the search and the following filters were applied: publication year (2018 or 2017 or 2016 or 2015 or 2014); source title (American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics OR The European Journal of Orthodontics OR The Angle Orthodontist OR Korean Journal of Orthodontics OR Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research OR Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics/Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie OR Progress in Orthodontics OR Seminars in Orthodontics OR the Australian Orthodontic Journal). Data were exported to an Excel data sheet (Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.43). In December 2021 a second search was performed on the Dimension Web app by the members of the research team introducing the DOI or the article title of the 3678 items included in the 2019 sample. Here are presented the data related to the 3678 analysed Items divided per journal, the number of altmetrics mentions is presented for each item at both time intervals as well as their change over the studied period.



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