Friday, June 22, 2007

The Journal of Dental Research is #1

The Journal of Dental Research (JDR), the official publication of the International & American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR), remains the number one published journal in the "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine" category, with an increased Scientific Impact Factor (SIF) of 3.475, according to the new 2006 SIF rankings released yesterday by the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). In addition, Critical Reviews in Oral Biology & Medicine, which has been featured in the JDR since January 2005, received a 2006 SIF of 6.000, based on 2004 citations.

"This is a tremendous testament to the dedication of Editor-in-Chief Anthony Smith, the associate editors and full editorial board, the IADR/AADR Central Office publications department, and, most importantly, to the submitting authors," said AADR President Marc Heft.

The SIF 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 dental, oral, and craniofacial research community continues to submit its most important breakthroughs to the Journal of Dental Research," added IADR President Deborah Greenspan.

The Impact Factor was developed in the mid-sixties by Eugene Garfield, of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI, Philadelphia, Pa.). 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 ISI on an annual basis, and is available only through ISI's JCR.

The Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is the official publication of the International & American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR), and continues to hold the top SIF ranking of all dental journals worldwide. The IADR is a non-profit organization with more than 11,000 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge to improve oral health, (2) supporting the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings for the improvement of oral health worldwide. The AADR is the largest Division of the IADR, with more than 4,000 members in the United States.

To learn more about the IADR/AADR, visit International Association for Dental Research

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