The recent publication of the 2010 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Thompson Reuters shows that JCDA’s impact factor is on the rise.
JCDA’s latest figure is 1.320, which ranks 40th among the 74 other journals included in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category. JCDA’s impact factor has increased from 0.929 in 2008 and 0.959 in 2009 to its current level.
The JCR impact factor is regarded as one of the best existing measures of quality for scientific publications. JCDA’s current ranking roughly reflects the number of times an article from the English-language electronic version of JCDA has been cited by authors of articles published in other indexed journals.
“I hope that JCDA’s rising impact factor encourages members of the Canadian dental profession to continue disseminating science-based knowledge to help inform the clinical practice of our colleagues,” says Dr. John O’Keefe, JCDA editor-in-chief. “It also suggests that researchers consider clinical articles published in JCDA as valuable to their own research, and for that we are quite proud,” he adds.
With its impact factor on the rise, JCDA hopes to attract more top-quality articles, which would result in an even higher profile for Canada’s national scholarly dental publication.
To access the JCR impact factors of publications in the dentistry sector, see: http://lib.hku.hk/denlib/impactfactor.html