Cochrane Oral Health's impact factor for 2018

The new impact factors for Cochrane and Cochrane Oral Health have been released by our publisher, Wiley. The data are taken from Clarivate Analytics.

The 2018 impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 7.755, which describes the ratio of the number of citations in 2018 of reviews published in 2016 and 2017 (12,106) to the number of reviews published in 2016 and 2017 (1,561). 

The 2018 impact factor for Cochrane Oral Health publications is 4.927, 41 publications cited 202 times. A review published by Cochrane Oral Health in 2016 and 2017 was cited, on average, 4.927 times in 2018. This impact factor puts us at par with the third journal in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine category.

The top ten most cited reviews contributing to our 2018 impact factor were:

Review titleTimes cited
Oral hygiene care for critically ill patients to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia20
Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents17
Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health14
Interventions for treating oral leukoplakia to prevent oral cancer14
Retention procedures for stabilising tooth position after treatment with orthodontic braces13
Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents12
Endodontic procedures for retreatment of periapical lesions10
Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in permanent teeth10
Treating periodontal disease for preventing adverse birth outcomes in pregnant women9
Interventions for treating bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ)8