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Fall 8-7-2020

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This paper presents the primary journals in the field of Pediatric Dentistry. The analysis is based on a bibliometric technique i.e. Bradford’s law. The records in the literature in the field of Pediatric Dentistry as indexed in the MEDLINE data covered in PubMed for the period from the year 2000 to 2019 considered for this study. It is found from the study that there are 19037 numbers of records as indexed in the above-said database in the area of Pediatric Dentistry. It was found that 57.25% of publication type is journal articles, 17.83% of publication type is Research Support, Non U.S. Gov't, 7.66% of publication type is Review, and Randomized Controlled Trial of publication type is 3.53%. The literature published as other publication types are 13.73%. The result shows that only thirteen journals fell into zone-1 and published 3671 journal articles, zone-2 consist of 80 journals and published 3666 journal articles, while 93.25% of the journals cited fell in zone-3 and published 3561 journal articles. A total of 93 journals were identified as primary journals in the field of Pediatric Dentistry. The United States published 28 primary journals out of 93 primary journals in the first position; followed by England published 22 primary journals, India published 7 primary journals, Germany published 5 primary journals, and also remaining countries in the study of primary journals analysis published below 4 to 1 primary journal.