The Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the EFP's official scientific publication, is now the leading dental journal in terms of impact factor.
Recently published data show that that the JCP's impact factor for 2020 was 8.728, up from the previous record level of 5.241 recorded in 2019.
This makes the Journal first out of 91 journals in dentistry, oral surgery, and medicine, according to Clarivate Analytics. The previous year, the EFP publication had been in second place.
The impact factor represents the number of citations, received during the year in question, of articles published in the journal over the two preceding years, divided by the total number of “citable items” published in the journal over the two preceding years.
The JCP's impact factor has risen consistently in recent years, from 3.477 in 2016 to 4.046 in 2017, 4.164 in 2018, and 5.241 in 2019.
"This result is a great achievement for the EFP," said Lior Shapira, EFP president. "Although the impact factor of all the dental journals increased in 2020, the JCP is graded as Number One among them. The EFP mission is based on solid science, and this achievement is due to the hard work of the JCP editorial board, headed by Maurizio Tonetti [the journal's editor in chief who stood down in March this year, succeeded by Panos N. Papapanou], and to the periodontal scientists that chose the JCP to share their work with the scientific and clinical world."