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Japan Prosthodontic Society
President Hideo Matsumura

Introduction to Japan Prosthodontic Society; 2015-2017

I would like to extend my cordial greetings at the beginning of our term of office in Japan Prosthodontic Society (JPS). This message introduces our society, activity, official publication, and international liaison.

Members and general assemblies

The society was founded in 1933, and currently has 6,807 members. The extraordinary general assembly of 2015 was held at Saitama, on May 29, 2015 to report the action of committees. The regular general assembly of 2015 was held at Tokyo, on June 20, 2015 to approve the statement of accounts for the 2014 budget.

Executive members and meetings

There are 20 directors, two auditors, and 290 councilors in the JPS. The directors of the society meet several years per year to approve the statement of accounts for the annual budget and amended bill of stipulations, and to plan general action program during the period.

Constitutional branches

The society has nine regional branches. Each branch holds a general assembly and a scientific meeting during a fiscal year.

An official publication: Journal of Prosthodontic Research

Journal of Prosthodontic Research (JPR) has been listed in the Web of Science Core Collection (Thomson Reuters) since 2014. Information about JPR papers is collected from volume 56, number 1, 2012. As the result, JPR was listed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR; Thomson Reuters) 2015 edition. The 2014 Impact Factor (IF) for JPR is 1.547, which is ranked as the 31st place among the 87 dental journals.
It is critical for development of JPR that the prosthodontic researchers and prosthodontists continue to submit high-quality manuscripts to the journal. The editorial staffs are making efforts for maintaining JPR as one of the most outstanding dental journals. JPR welcomes submission of articles at any time.

International liaison

International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Prosthodontic Research Group
International College of Prosthodontics (ICP), Organizational Member
The American Prosthodontic Society (APS)
European Prosthodontic Association (EPA)
Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics (PCSP)
Asian Academy of Prosthodontics (AAP)
Korean Academy of Prosthodontics (KAP)
Chinese Prosthodontic Society (CPS)
Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS)
Indonesian Prosthodontic Society (IPS)

Journal of Oral Rehabilitaion, Sponsoring Organization

Hideo Matsumura, DDS, PhD
Japan Prosthodontic Society