Oral Diseases

Cover image for Vol. 22 Issue 2

Edited By: Bruce Baum and Crispian Scully

Impact Factor: 2.427

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 17/88 (Dentistry Oral Surgery & Medicine)

Online ISSN: 1601-0825


Oral Diseases is a multidisciplinary and international journal with a focus on head and neck disorders, edited by leaders in the field, Professor Bruce Baum (Bethesda USA) and Professor Crispian Scully (London UK). The journal is pre-eminent in oral medicine. Oral Diseases specifically strives to link often-isolated areas of dentistry and medicine through broad-based scholarship that includes well-designed and controlled clinical research, analytical epidemiology, and the translation of basic science in pre-clinical studies. The journal typically publishes articles relevant to many related medical specialties including especially dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, neuropsychiatry, oncology and otolaryngology. The essential requirement is that all submitted research is hypothesis-driven, with significant positive and negative results both welcomed. Equal publication emphasis is placed on etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

Oral Diseases endeavors to attract and accept only the highest quality submissions and to offer authors rapid decisions on their work. The 2014 rate of manuscript acceptance was ~20%, and the median processing time from submission to first decision for manuscripts submitted to Oral Diseases is ~22 days.

Oral Diseases is published eight times per year.


Behavioural sciences
Bone and joints
Cell biology
Chemosensory disorders (including smell, taste)
Developmental disorders
Endocrine (including metabolic diseases)
Epidemiology (includiing analytical epidemiology, prevention, public health)
Gastroenterology (including hepatology, dysphagia, digestive disorders)
Immunology (including autoimmune disease, allergies, immune defects, transplantation, rheumatology)
Impairments (including degenerative diseases, physical, mental)
Inflammatory diseases (including autoinflammatory diseases)
Medicine (including geriatric conditions, pediatrics)
Mental health
Microbiology (including infectious diseases, viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, prions)
Molecular biology
Mouth (including dental diseases, mucosal diseases, periodontium, saliva, salivary glands)
Neurology (including motor disorders, pain)
Nutrition (including eating disorders)
Oncology (including cancer, pre-cancer)
Otorhinolaryngology (including pharynx)
Pathogenesis (including histopathology, immunopathology)
Regenerative medicine
Reproductive medicine (including pregnancy)
Sports (including trauma)
Substance dependence
Wound healing

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