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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1
Increasing citations

Secretary General, Indian Society for Dental Research, No. 30, K.B. Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018, India

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Dear Colleagues,

Fraternal greetings!

It has been a nice meeting of IADR at Iguacu, Brazil. All sections and divisions of IADR had been represented adequately. It is worthwhile mentioning that there had been Indian section representation in this international meet. I hope that this increases substantially in the years to come. The time has come wherein we have achieved sufficient quantity of articles. However, a lot needs to be done on the quality of our manuscripts. In this sphere, our journal IJDR is progressing in a good way.

The h-index, proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch, is an index that measures the productivity and impact of the published work of a researcher. It is based on the set of the most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications in a defined time period. The index can also be applied to the productivity and impact of a group including department or university or country or a journal or an individual. [1] Current h-index of IJDR is 16, with a mean h5 index (h-index for articles published in the last five complete years; it is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2007-2011 have at least h citations) at 15 and a median at 19. The average cites per paper had been 3.32, and the number of papers that have been never cited is 193.

I request the authors to engage in contemporary research so that the h-index of our journal soars high. It is high time we start to migrate to increasing the quality of articles. The efforts of the editorial team in this direction are entirely laudable.

I wish that the 25th annual national conference of ISDR will be a harbinger of many such changes in the near future.

With much regards,

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1.Bornmann L, Daniel H. What do we know about the h Index?. J Am Soc Inf Sci 2007;58:1381-5.  Back to cited text no. 1

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S M Balaji
Secretary General, Indian Society for Dental Research, No. 30, K.B. Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.99027

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