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International journal of odontostomatology

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LUENGO FEREIRA, Jesús Alberto; DIAZ ROSAS, Cristal Yurixie; ANAYA ALVAREZ, Minerva  and  GAITAN FONSECA, Cesar Iván. The Highest Impact Dentistry Journals: A Review of their Performance in the Journal Citation Reports. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2017, vol.11, n.3, pp.287-293. ISSN 0718-381X.

The objective of this study was to identify, describe and analyze the dental journals indexed in the Journal Citation Reports. Observational, cross - sectional descriptive study on the journals included in the "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine" category of the Journal Citation Reports, 2015 edition, during the period October - November 2016. The variables in the study were: ranking of journals, title, impact factor, subject area, country of origin, editorial, number of articles and citations during the last year, eigenfactor score and article influence score. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis. In its latest available version 91 journals were included in the Journal Citation Reports. Periodontology 2000 is the journal with the best ranking and impact factor 4.949. General Dentistry is the subject area with the highest number of records with 22. The United States has 31 journal titles. Wiley-Blackwell is the most representative publishing with 24 journals. There were 376 articles published in the Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, while the Journal of Dental Research received 16,401 citations. It is necessary that dentists to know the characteristics of the journals included in the Journal Citation Reports in order to make an appropriate selection when sending the results of their research.

Keywords : journals; publications; research.

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