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IADR/AADR Announce the JDR's 2015 Impact Factor

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 4.602 and ranks #2 of 89 journals in that same category. At 1.530, the Journal also ranks #1 in Article Influence. This news comes from the just released 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016). The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The Impact Factor helps to evaluate a journal’s relative importance, especially when compared with others in the same field.

The JDR increased its Eigenfactor Score to 0.02331 and ranks #1 of 89 journals published in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category. Additionally, the JDR’s 5-year Impact Factor surpassed 5.0 for the first time at 5.024—ranking #2 of 89 journals—and up from 4.688 last year. The Eigenfactor Score calculation is based on the number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year, but it also considers which journals have contributed these citations so that highly cited journals will influence the network more than lesser cited journals. References from one article in a journal to another article from the same journal are removed, so that Eigenfactor Scores are not influenced by journal self-citations. 

“I am pleased that the Journal of Dental Research continues to publish highly-cited science and ranks #1 in Article Influence,” said JDR Editor William Giannobile. “These achievements are a direct testament to the quality of science that researchers submit for publication. I am grateful to all who have contributed to the strength and success of the Journal, and look forward to working together as the JDR strives to deliver cutting-edge science in the field.”

The Journal Impact Factor was developed in the mid-1960s by Eugene Garfield, of the Institute for Scientific Information, now part of Thomson Reuters (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 Thomson Reuters on an annual basis, and is available only through Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.  Journal Citation Reports® is a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters. 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 nearly 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 nearly 3,500 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.aadr.org.

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