A decade of evolution in Indonesian orthopedic publication: A bibliographic report

Yoshi Pratama Djaja, Renaldi Prasetia, Asep Santoso, Ahmad Jabir Rahyussalim, Edi Mustamsir, Ismail Hadisoebroto Dilogo

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Abstract

During the past decade, there was an increasing interest in orthopedic research in Indonesia. Therefore we aimed to investigate the profile of Indonesian orthopedic trend publication from 2010 to 2019. Systematic research was conducted to identify all orthopedic articles authored by Indonesian orthopedic surgeons. Article details (number of authors, authors’ affiliation, publishing journal), type of author's affiliation, affiliate collaboration, study field, type, and level of evidence (LOE) were recorded and evaluated. Publishing journal metric and author h-index were also recorded. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the data. Two hundred and twenty articles were included in our study. Clinical studies were the most common article type, followed by case reports and basic science. Among clinical articles, therapeutic studies were found significantly more frequent. On the other hand, economic studies were not found in this study period. The most popular field was oncology, followed by knee and spine. The average number of authors per article was 5.23 with a total of 205 individuals who had contributed during this decade. University hospital was the most common affiliation found and single-center study was the most common affiliate collaboration. The most common level of evidence was level V (case reports). Eighty-seven specific publishing journals were identified. More than 42% of the articles were published in journals with SJR between 0.25 and 0.50. The average author h-index was 3.56 (0–7). Although there was an increasing trend and quantity of publications among Indonesian authors, most articles had level 5 evidence (case reports) and the quality of publishing journals was mostly Q3 with a low-moderate SJR. Improvement of the article's quality and institutional collaboration will be needed for future contribution in global orthopedic society.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Bibliographic
  • Indonesia
  • Orthopedic article
  • Publication trend

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