I am delighted to update the readership on our 2014 year in review. This report gives a status update on progress the JDR over the past nearly 5 years as well. I feel that the journal has been able to continue to improve as a leading source of scientific information in the oral, dental and craniofacial sciences. The JDR remains ranked # 1/82 journals in Dentistry for Eigenfactor™ Score at 0.2235 and #2/82 journals in 2-year impact factor at 4.144, the first time the journal has exceeded 4 for SIF. We feel the journal remains strong not only in these metrics, but also in other important measures of success including numbers of full-text downloads, page views, article influence score among other metrics.
The journal owes much of this success to several key individuals who support the JDR on a daily basis including Dr. Christopher Fox, Denise Streszoff, Kourtney Skinner and Lily Knol at the JDR Headquarters in Alexandria. The editors are also fortunate to be supported by the capable staff at SAGE Publishing, in particular, Paulina Klein and Courtney Pugh, who have done an fine job in developing a strong working relationship between the IADR/AADR Central Offices and SAGE to sustain the excellence of JDR. Ms. Karen Gardner as the local editorial assistant at the University of Michigan helps me on the day-to-day administration of the JDR with the careful management of manuscript page proofs among the authors, our office and SAGE. I am also very grateful for the excellent progress the associate editors of the journal have made: (Professor Dana Graves as Associate Editor for Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine) and for Professors Jack Ferracane Nicola Innes, Jessica Lee, Jacques Nör and Joy Richman as AEs. I am highly appreciative of the excellent management of challenging manuscript decisions given that JDR’s acceptance rate remains at ~10% on research reports that have continued to increase each year since 2010 (see below). Further, based on data from the recent JDR author satisfaction survey from 2012, we find that the submitting authors having their papers accepted and published in the JDR are generally satisfied with the quality and timeliness of publication of their research.
In the following are some more significant accomplishments of the JDR for 2014: Continue reading