J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2013 Mar;37(1):53-58. 10.11149/jkaoh.2013.37.1.53.

An analysis of the articles published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health, from 1995 to 2012

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry, Seoul National University School of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. jjbh@snu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University College of Dentistry, Gangneung, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study proposes to trace the development of the Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health by analyzing its articles.
METHODS
All of the articles published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health from 1995 to 2012 were assessed and analyzed with regard to the following: research design, MeSH database keywords, and statistical method.
RESULTS
The total number of published articles was 830. This journal has conducted based on the relatively weak research designs and statistical analysis, and keyword does not matched with MeSH terms. The most frequently used research design was cross-sectional (53.1%). The statistical methods most often used were the F-test, t-test and contingency table. Only 34.3% of keywords matched MeSH terms.
CONCLUSIONS
It was confirmed that the activities of the field of Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health have become more prevalent over the past 18 years. In order to develop the quality of the journal, more systematic, refined study designs and methods are needed. It is also urgently essential that authors understand MeSH terms, and the Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health should request that authors use accurate MeSH terms as their keywords when they submit articles.

Keyword

Medical subject headings; Research design; Statistical data analysis
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