IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research Increases its Scientific Impact Factor

The International and American Associations for Dental Research announced its Journal of Dental Research (JDR) increased its Two-Year Scientific Impact Factor (SIF) from 3.486 to 3.826, which also increased its ranking to #2 among 82 journals published in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category. At 0.02325 the JDR continues to hold the highest Eigenfactor Score of journals published in that category and ranks #1 in Article Influence. This news comes from the new 2012 Scientific Impact Factor rankings, published by the Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

“I am pleased that the JDR was able to increase its Two-Year Scientific Impact Factor to 3.826,” said JDR Editor William Giannobile. “This is a testament to the high-caliber research that scientists continue to submit for publication in the JDR and the hard work of the committed team of reviewers who work diligently to ensure that the Journal publishes quality research. We look forward to working together as the JDR strives to deliver the most cutting-edge science in the field.”

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.

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 Impact Factor was developed in the mid-sixties by Eugene Garfield, from 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 Journal Citation Reports.

IADR/AADR Publish Second Clinical Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research

Due to the incredibly enthusiastic response to the 2012 Journal of Dental Research (JDR) clinical supplement (http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/91/7_suppl.toc), the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published the second clinical supplement to the JDR. Released online today, this supplement will serve as a companion to the July issue of the Journal.

This peer-reviewed supplement encompasses all areas of clinical research in the dental, oral and craniofacial sciences. Additionally, it brings emerging contributions in discovery and translational science to clinical application for the healthcare community. Some of the papers that are included in this special issue are “Cluster-randomized Trial of Infant Nutrition Training for Caries Prevention,” by lead author Bruce Chaffee, University of California – Berkeley, USA; “Expanding the Foundation for Personalized Medicine: Implications and Challenges for Dentistry,” by lead author Martha Somerman, National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; and “Longitudinal Analyses of Early Lesions by Fluorescence: An Observational Study,” by lead author Andrea Ferreira Zandona, Indiana University, USA.

“I am pleased with the research that was published in the second JDR supplement on clinical research,” said JDR Editor William Giannobile. “This supplement showcases the advances in oral health from clinical trials to health services research, and to large-scale oral epidemiological studies.”

Please visit http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/92/7_suppl.toc to read the clinical supplement to the JDR or contact Ingrid L. Thomas at ithomas@iadr.org to request access to the issue

IADR/AADR Members quoted in Wall Street Journal article

The Wall Street Journal has run an article entitled, “To Avoid Root Canals, Teeth That Replace Themselves: Stem-Cell Research Makes Progress in Quest to Avoid the Dreaded Drill.” The article quotes IADR Member and Past JDR Editor Tony Smith, IADR member and 2011 IADR Young Investigator Awardee Alastair Sloan, and AADR Immediate Past President, Rena D’Souza. The article also features an accompanying video featuring Dr. D’Souza giving a teaching demonstration of the pulp tissue.