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Journal of Dental Research Celebrates 100 Years in 2019

Alexandria, VA, USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announce that 2019 marks the Centennial of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). To celebrate, the JDR will feature a yearlong commemorative article series and a podcast series that highlights topics that have transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past 100 years.

Over the last century, the JDR has become the top-ranked journal for oral health sciences by disseminating the latest research and driving new concepts into clinical practice. The commemorative series opens with the editorial “The Journal of Dental Research: A Century of Shaping Dentistry” by current JDR Editor-in-Chief William V. Giannobile, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR) Editor-in-Chief Jocelyne Feine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and former JDR Editors, Mark C. Herzberg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, Colin Dawes, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada and Anthony J. Smith, University of Birmingham, England.

The authors note that the vision and conviction of JDR founding Editor William J. Gies set the foundation for the JDR to be recognized as the leading journal in dental, oral and craniofacial research. “Research in its highest expression is open-minded inquiry for truth,” said Gies in the first issue of the JDR in 1919. “The JDR will aim…not only to publish the results of research, but also to stimulate and encourage the spirit of research.”

In a second editorial “JDR Centennial Historical Highlights Series: Stepping Back in Time” authors JDR Associate Editor Nicholas Jakubovics, Newcastle University, England and JDR Editor-in-Chief William Giannobile, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA hint at some of the landmark papers and groundbreaking topics published in the JDR that will be revisited through the commemorative series.

Each month, one key paper that has had a profound influence on the field will be highlighted, along with a number of other papers selected from across the journal’s history. The selected papers will be made freely available online for the year, along with the JDR Editor’s Choice Featured Collection.

“I am honored to contribute to the commemoration of this milestone and to be a part of the rich history of the JDR that has helped shape the course of dental research and the profession of dentistry,” said Giannobile. “Through the ‘Historical Highlights’ series, we hope that you enjoy “stepping back in time” as well as looking forward to the next 100 years of JDR.” The journal leadership owes a great debt of gratitude to our previous editors, authors and editorial board members who have helped shape the evolution of our journal over the past century.

The first podcast, titled “Launch of the Journal of Dental Research Centennial Celebration Year” features a conversation between Giannobile, IADR President Rena D'Souza and AADR President Maria Emanuel Ryan, moderated by IADR/AADR Chief Executive Officer Christopher H. Fox. For information about the JDR Centennial, visit www.iadr.org/JDRcentennial.

Along with the article and podcast series, the legacy of the JDR will be honored during a celebration at the 97th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the AADR and the 43rdAnnual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 19-22, 2019.

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.

The JDR ranks #2 in Impact Factor of 91 journals in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category at 5.380, 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 has 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.

About the International Association for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 11,400 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 3,300 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org/aadr.

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