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Bibliometric Analysis of Acta Stomatologica Croatica: 1987-2006

Vesna Borić
Mihovil Strujić

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This article presents a bibliometrical analysis of the journal Acta Stomatologica Croatica from 1987 until 2006. The sample consists of 711 articles, categorized as original scientific articles, preliminary publications, reviews, professional papers, editorials, congress presentations, case reports, and one bibliography. The analysis included publications (according to number, type, language and number of pages), authors (institutional affiliation and country of origin), used bibliographical citations (references, according to type and date of used data) and independent citations and self-citations. The analyis of the number of articles shows that most articles are original scientific works (62.2%). Out of the total number of the articles between 1987 and 1997, 46.7% was published in Croatian, 8.6% in English. Since 1998 all articles were published bilingually (44.7%). Analyzed articles cite a total of 16597 articles, giving a mean of 23.3 references per article. Most references are from foreign journals (76.9%), then from foreign books (10.8%), articles from Croatian journals (6.1%), Croatian books (5.8%), electronic data (0.3%), and other sources (0.1%). 30% of references were published in the last five years. The share of independent citations is 94.1%, giving a mean 22 independent references per article. Mean number of authors is 3.3, maximum being 9; the articles with three authors have the highest percentage (23.1%). The addresses of clinical institutions are most frequent (84), followed by scientific and educational and other (20), and scientific ones (9). Authors from 35 countries have published their work in the analyzed journal during the observed period.


bibliometrics; journals; publishing

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