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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) 2-year Impact Factor in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category at 5.125, its second year in a row above 5. This news comes from the just released 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019). 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 continues to rank #1 of 90 journals in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category, in Eigenfactor with a score of 0.021290.  The JDR ranks #2 in Impact Factor of 90 journals as well as #2 of 90 in Article Influence with a score of 1.643.  The JDR’s 5-year Impact Factor remained above 5 for the fourth year at 5.722 — ranking #2 of 90 journals. With over 20,000 citations, the JDR also boasts the most citations in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category, over 4,500 citations above the 2nd ranked journal in the field.

“The continued success of JDR is due to a dedicated team of Associate Editors, reviewers and Editorial Board members that keep JDR at the forefront of the field by attracting high quality authors. In this year that JDR celebrates its’ centennial, I am proud to have been one of the Editors of the Journal and been able to continue the 100 years of dental, oral and craniofacial research success.” said JDR Editor-in-Chief William Giannobile.

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 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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