International Dental Journal sees impact factor increase in 2016

03 July 2017 Scientific journals

FDI is pleased to announce that the 2016 impact factor for its International Dental Journal (IDJ) is 1.362, an increase from 0.967 in 2015. The journal’s ranking in 2016 is 54/90 in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine category (up from 66/91 in 2015).

Understanding the impact

The impact factor of a journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

To put things into perspective, the 2016 list of journals in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine category had the highest impact factor at 4.794 (with 8,242 cites) and the lowest at 0.034 (with 35 cites) – placing IDJ just above the middle (54/90 journals) with 1,878 cites.

In 2016, IDJ saw improvement compared to the previous year by all metrics. The number of original submissions increased by 6%, the number of download of articles increased by 23%, and for the first time, manuscripts were received from 16 countries from all five continents.  

"The data for 2016 reflect the successful restructuring of the IDJ that has improved the content and quality of the papers published in the journal. Over the next few years, we will continue to focus on improving all of the outcome metrics, while also keeping the IDJ highly relevant for FDI members."
Prof. Ira Lamster, Editor of the International Dental Journal and Professor in Public Health at Columbia University

The scientific voice of dentistry

IDJ is FDI’s main scientific publication, featuring peer-reviewed articles relevant to international oral health issues, focusing on three areas: practice-related research, international public health, and inter-professional education and practice.

IDJ also publishes concise reviews that synthesize the state of the science on topics of importance to oral healthcare providers. The journal is published bi-monthly by Wiley and has more than 4,500 subscriptions. National Dental Associations are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts for review and publication.

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