I am pleased to update our JDR contributors with my annual report as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Dental Research. This report gives a progress report on the JDR over the past year. The journal has been able to continue to improve and evolve as a leading source of scientific information in the dental, oral, and craniofacial sciences. The JDR is currently ranked # 1/88 journals in Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine for Eigenfactor™ Score at 0.02137 and in 2-year impact factor at 4.139, the 2nd time in a row that the journal has exceeded 4 for SIF. We had a total of 15,443 citations from 195 articles during 2013-14. The last time the JDR was ranked #1 for SIF was 2003. I 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 others.
The journal owes much of this success in a team effort 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, including, Paulina Klein, Andrew Thompson, and Sarah Guidas, who have done a 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 dedication the associate editors of the journal continue: (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 steadily increased over the past 5 years (see below).
The following are some highlights of progress of the JDR for 2015: