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Innovations in cleft research

Guest Edited by Mekonen Eshete Abebe, Magdalena Sycińska-Dziarnowska and Liliana Szyszka-Sommerfeld

Advancing oral medicine

Guest Edited by Alessandro Antonelli and Manish Devendra Mair

Sustainability in dentistry

Guest Edited by Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar, Maria Antoniadou, Carlos Alberto Jurado and Steven Mulligan

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Aims and scope

BMC Oral Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the mouth, teeth and gums, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

BMC Oral Health blogs

New Content ItemCleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week: Highlights from the BMC Series

In May, a BMC Series blog supporting Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week highlighted some contributions from across the BMC Series that enhance our understanding and awareness of cleft lip and palate.

New Content ItemMouth Cancer Awareness Month: improving patient outcomes with early diagnosis and treament

In November, a BMC Series blog supporting Mouth Cancer Awareness Month calls for greater focus from policy-makers, and emphasizes the need for early diagnosis and treatment.

New Content ItemHighlights of the BMC Series - September 2023

In September, a BMC Series blog highlighted a study exploring oral health perceptions, practices and care-seeking experiences of slum residents in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Editorial Board news

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We are currently looking for new Editorial Board Members to join our team of academic editors. Learn about the role and requirements here.

EBM of the month

Explore an archived series of interviews with selected Editorial Board Members who shared their insights on oral health research and peer review.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.368 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.741 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    21 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    125 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    1,262 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here

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