Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) holds its highest 2-Year Impact Factor in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category at 4.755 and ranks #2 of 90 journals in that same category. At 1.529, the Journal also ranks #1 in Article Influence. This news comes from the just released 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2017). The Impact Factor 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 JDR’s Eigenfactor Score is 0.02225 and continues to rank #1 of 90 journals published in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category. Additionally, the JDR’s 5-year Impact Factor remained above 5.0 for the second year at 5.016—ranking #2 of 90 journals. 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. Continue reading