Jakubovics Named Associate Editor for the Journal of Dental Research

Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) are pleased to announce that Dr. Nicholas Jakubovics has been selected as a new Associate Editor of the IADR/AADR publication Journal of Dental Research (JDR) starting October 1, 2017. He succeeds Prof. Nicola Innes who completed a four-year term with the Journal last month.

Jakubovics is a Senior Lecturer in Oral Microbiology at Newcastle University, UK. He has studied the mechanisms of dental plaque formation by oral bacteria for nearly 20 years and has published over 60 papers and book chapters in the area. He originally obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Ph.D. on biofilms in drinking water at the University of Warwick. He started working in the field of oral microbiology as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Howard Jenkinson at the University of Bristol, UK from 1998-2004, where he studied gene regulation and adhesion of oral streptococci.

He then moved to Dr. Paul Kolenbrander’s laboratory at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), Bethesda, Maryland. At NIDCR, Jakubovics identified novel gene regulation responses that occur when different bacteria physically contact one another.

In 2007, he took up a lectureship at Newcastle University, where he has established his own research group focused on unravelling the interactions between microorganisms that lead to the formation of robust dental plaque. His work on developing new approaches for targeting extracellular DNA in the dental plaque biofilm matrix has received a number of awards including the Society for Applied Microbiology’s New Lecturer Award (2010) and the IADR Innovation in Oral Care Award (2016).

“Nick has a great deal of experience as a reviewer and editor. He has reviewed for over 50 journals and 12 grant awarding bodies, and has been a member of several journal Editorial Boards including JDR” said JDR Editor-in-chief William V. Giannobile. “I know he will be an excellent addition and we are thrilled to have him join the JDR editorial team.”

The Journal of Dental Research currently 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 according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2017). 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.

For press inquiries or more information, please contact Elise Bender ebender@iadr.org.

About the Journal of Dental Research
The IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research, the journal for dental, oral and craniofacial research, is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge in all sciences relevant to dentistry and the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease.

About the International and American Associations for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with more than 10,500 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR, with more than 3,700 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.aadr.org. IADR/AADR jointly own and publish through SAGE Publishing Journal of Dental Research and JDR Clinical & Translational Research.

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