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IADR/AADR Announce the JDR's 2017 Impact Factor Increase

Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) holds its highest 2-Year Impact Factor in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category at 5.380. This is the first time the Journal’s Impact Factor has reached above 5 and marks a 13% increase from its 2016 Impact Factor. This news comes from the just released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018). The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year and helps to evaluate a journal’s relative importance, especially when compared with others in the same field.

The JDR ranks #2 in Impact Factor of 91 journals in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category, ranks #2 of 91 in Article Influence with a score of 1.546 and continues to rank #1 of 91 journals in Eigenfactor with a score of 0.02095. The JDR’s 5-year Impact Factor remained above 5 for the third year at 5.715 — ranking #2 of 91 journals. With over 19,000 citations, the JDR also boasts the most citations in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category.

“It is exciting to see the 13% increase in citations for the Journal of Dental Research. This increase along with the historic jump to an Impact Factor over 5, demonstrates how JDR is a leader in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine category,” said JDR Editor-in-Chief William Giannobile. “The JDR’s impact on the dental, oral and craniofacial research field has grown consistently each year due to the quality of science that researchers submit. I am thankful for all who have contributed to success of the Journal, notably our authors, Associate Editors, distinguished Editorial Board members and the journal headquarters staff.”

In 2019, the JDR will celebrate its Centennial. The legacy of the JDR will be honored though a commemorative article series, podcasts, blogs and a celebration at the 97th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

The Journal Impact Factor was developed in the mid-1960s by Eugene Garfield, of the Institute for Scientific Information, now part of Clarivate Analytics (Philadelphia, Pa., USA). It is based on the premise that the more often the articles in a particular journal are referenced by other articles, the greater the "impact" that journal has in its field. The Impact Factor is calculated by Clarivate Analytics on an annual basis, and is available only through Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports®. Journal Citation Reports® is a registered trademark of Clarivate Analytics. All rights reserved.

About the Journal of Dental Research
The IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge in all sciences relevant to dentistry and the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease.

About the International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,500 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR with 3,500 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org/aadr.

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