Editorial http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-77572017ed002

New impact of the Journal of Applied Oral Science

On June 14th, 2017, the Bauru School of Dentistry

Sciences, Health Sciences (including all publications

(FOB), University of São Paulo (USP) received with

indexed in Medline/PubMed electronic database),

huge enthusiasm the great news of the 1.342 impact

Physical and Social Sciences; Cochrane Library, an

factor for the Journal of Applied Oral Science (JAOS)

electronic database consisting of updated medical

in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), 2016 Science

information sources based on evidence and systematic

Edition. Out of the 90 journals indexed in this database

reviews; and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE),

in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine category,

published by Thomson Scientific, which qualified

JAOS is ranked at the 56 place and the 3 quartile.

JAOS as an international publication since very few

Among all the Brazilian journals indexed in JCR, JAOS

dental journals are indexed in this database, thus

is the 11th out of 111 journals and presents the greatest

demonstrating its highly selective inclusion criteria and

impact factor of dental journals.

procedures for acceptance in the collection, available




JAOS' ascension trajectory is the result of hard

through Web of Science® and the online version Sci

work, initiated by former Editors-in-Chief and Associate

Search®. As a result, JAOS was able to achieve a ¿rst

Editors, with the collaboration of the technical team

impact factor in JCR in 2009 (0.386). Dr. Santos also

and unrestricted support of current and previous

introduced several changes in the journal's editorial

Deans of FOB-USP since its foundation. In 2003, the

management, mainly with the implementation of an

Revista da Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru, under

online submission and editorial system in 2007, which

the scienti¿c coordination of Dr. Josp Mauro *ranjeiro,

increased the participation of foreign peer-reviewers

was renamed as the JAOS, with publication of English-

and contributors. These changes as well the increased

language manuscripts only. Then, the editorial board

number of Associate Editors in 2010 automatically

was reformulated in order to broaden the geographic

speeded up the review process and improved the impact

distribution of the ad hoc reviewers; important changes

factor to 0.797 in 2012. Dr. Gustavo Pompermaier

were made in the peer review guidelines; and set of

Garlet was appointed as Co-Editor-in-Chief in 2013,

recommendations accepted worldwide for manuscript

and made an important contribution to the increase in

presentation and reference format were adopted by

the quality of manuscripts published in JAOS as well

the JAOS (“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts

the improvement of the journal's peer-review system,

Submitted to Journals”). Moreover, JAOS was indexed

which resulted in an impact factor of. 0.923. This

in the SciE/O (Scienti¿c Electronic /ibrary Online),

success was subsequently maintained by Dr. Garlet

an electronic library covering a selected collection of

and Dr. Karin Hermana Neppelenbroek, appointed as

Brazilian scienti¿c journals, which allows free access to

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor-in-Chief, respectively,

full manuscripts. Dr. Ricardo Marins de Carvalho, the

between 2014 and 2016. Their administration focused

Editor-in-Chief of the JAOS between 2005 and 2006,

on providing a fast turnaround time for manuscripts,

substantially increased the participation of foreign

and because of many changes and improvements

reviewers in the journal.

that have been made and with the support of the

Part of the tremendous success that JAOS achieves

whole editorial team, the average turnaround time for

today is attributed to the serious work begun with Dr.

authors from manuscript submission to ¿rst decision

Carlos Ferreira Santos, who took over as the Editor-

was drastically reduced. The lower turnaround time for

in-Chief of the JAOS from 2006 to 2014, focusing

authors signi¿cantly contributed for the impact factor

his administration mainly on journal indexation in

to have jumped to 1.117 in 2015.

international electronic databases. Between 2006 and

Since last year, Dr. Neppelenbroek and Dr.

2007, JAOS was indexed in the following databases:

Vanessa Soares Lara serve JAOS as Editor-in-Chief

SCOPUS, the world's largest abstract and citation

and Co-Editor-in-Chief, respectively, and a new panel

multidisciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature

of Associate Editors was formed, which includes

and web sources, comprehending the ¿elds of /ife

colleagues from foreign institutions in order to meet

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Editorial recent criteria established by SciELO. Our management

years by the Rectory of USP and the National Council

continues with the goal of further reducing the average

for Scienti¿c and Technological Development (CNPq).

response time to authors by providing detailed and

The progressive increase of the impact factor

quality reviews. We also keep the mission of increasing

produced a positive response, resulting in the

the international visibility of the JAOS.

submission of manuscripts that meet the standards

We attribute the achievements of JAOS not only to

of quality as well as in the establishment of more

the editorial board, but also to the important role of

selective criteria and assessment strategies, which

the authors for the submission of quality papers with

apply both for authors and for reviewers. Finally, this

high citation potential and the reviewers for performing

approach provided the required support and balance

a voluntary review work. We cannot forget to mention

for the analysis of papers in the different areas of

the unconditional support that JAOS receives from

dental research. We look forward to continuing to

the Deans of FOB-USP, currently headed by Dr. Maria

receive excellent publications and high-quality reviews

Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado and Vice-Dean

in fast turnaround time so that we have even more

Dr. Carlos Ferreira Santos as well the commitment

success rates in JAOS.

and professionalism of our employees Valéria Cristina

Yours sincerely,

Trindade Ferraz, José Roberto Plácido Amadei, Deborah Schmidt Capella Junqueira, Sônia Cláudia Antonelli

Karin Hermana Neppelenbroek

Pirola, Neimar Vitor Pavarini, Rubens Kazuo Kato,

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Oral Science

Camila Medina, Allan Rodrigo Dias and Zelma Batista Borges. Lastly, another major reason for JAOS’s

Vanessa Soares Lara

success is the ¿nancial support provided over the last

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Oral Science

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New impact of the Journal of Applied Oral Science.

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