The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) hit its all-time high journal impact factor, according to a report from Clarivate.

The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) today announced its journal impact factor (JIF) increased to an all-time high, following a report from analytics company Clarivate.

JADA, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) monthly, peer-reviewed medical journal on dentistry, received a score of 3.9 – a 6% increase from its previous JIF. It also received its highest score yet on Clarivate’s Journal Citation Indicator, which reviews the number of scholarly citations a publication received over the previous three years. This placed JADA in the top 12 of 156 journals covering dentistry, oral surgery and medicine.

“A higher impact factor score demonstrates that JADA is getting important information to its readers and making a difference in healthcare,” said J. Tim Wright, DDS, MS, JADA editor-in-chief. “We invite researchers to submit their work to the journal and be part of this important effort to turn research findings into evidence-based care. I’m optimistic that JADA’s new score will continue to help us share the latest breakthroughs in dentistry.”

Clarivate annually publishes its Journal Citation Reports, which evaluates more than 21,500 academic journals worldwide in more than 250 fields of study to determine their associated impact and relevance.

Introduced in 1913, JADA endeavors to publish high-quality, original articles with the potential to transform dental, oral and craniofacial health and to provide a forum for discussion and debate of issues in dentistry and healthcare. It informs practitioners of significant advances in dentistry by presenting timely and valuable materials through research, commentaries, editorials and continuing education. JADA regularly implements new technologies and communication platforms to convey its science, applicability and merit.