Abstract: With the JCR published last summer, the IF of the EJPD reached 0.683!
This is the highest value that the journal has ever reached and it shows a clear progression compared to the 2015 value of 0.421. This event, occurred shortly after the death of professor Giuliano Falcolini, led me to reflect and read again his editorial published in the issue N.3, 2011 of the EJPD.
In that editorial professor Falcolini communicated with joy and enthusiasm ( ... we were honoured and thrilled to see our European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry included in the list ...) to the whole dental scientific world that the journal had been awarded the IF (the editorial can be read in full at http://www.ejpd.eu/bibliografia_detail. asp? id=399).
I believe that reading again what he wrote at the time is the best way to remember him and to be aware of the solid foundations that professor Falcolini has laid in order to succeed both as journal and scientific society. The enthusiasm, joy, and desire to do well, together with the rigorous scientific competence with which professor Falcolini led the EJPD in those years are the same values that the whole SIOI group will continue to follow in order to reach new and higher goals.