The Journal of the American Dental Association Boosts Impact Score to All-Time High

JADA in top 12 of dentistry, oral surgery and medical journals


Photograph of JADA printed publication

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2023—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 six-percent 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 JADA editor-in-chief J. Tim Wright, D.D.S., M.S. “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.”

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.

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.

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About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 159,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), published monthly, is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website