DOI: 10.1177/03015742231210735 ISSN: 0301-5742

Publication Trends in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics During the Period 2013–2022: An Analysis

Mohamed Iqbal J, Sofitha M D, G. Chandralekha
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies


Publication trends are pointers to areas of scientific interest and enquiry. The aim of this study is to peruse the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (AJODO) over a 10 years’ period between 2013 and 2022 for original articles. The objective of the study is to analyze topic wise distribution, geographical location of contributors, and specific contribution from India.

Materials and Methods

Original articles alone were taken into consideration. A total of 1,270 articles were classified according to the topic classification grid used by the journal.


Of the 22 broad topics, topic head No.160 – Treatment & Biomechanics had the maximum publication at 352 articles (27.7%) and topic head No.20 – Biostatistics was the least. Special mention is warranted to the topic head No.120 - Psychology/Sociology with 129 articles (10.15%). USA had the most publication (19.4%) and India ranked 10th with a rate of 1.8%.


Even though Treatment & Biomechanics as a topic head had 352 articles, it included 16 subheads. However, Public health and Psychology/Sociology were narrower areas with a greater number of articles. It can be inferred that there is a definite shift in interest toward public health and public perception.

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