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Aims and scope

Head & Face Medicine is an open access journal that publishes basic and clinical research in all fields related to cranial, facial and oral health, including but not limited to: oral and maxillofacial medicine, oto-rhino-laryngology, dentistry, facial reconstructive surgery, neurology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.

The journal welcomes research on the development, etiology, epidemiology and therapy of head and face diseases, and on the basic science aspects of these diseases. Disease management encompasses all aspects of surgical and non-surgical treatments, including psychopharmacological therapies. New clinical research that has an immediate impact on clinical practice is of particular interest.

Studies that address health conditions from a multidisciplinary perspective, combine methods and options from several disciplines or have implications for disciplines beyond their core approach are particularly welcome.

Contributions are peer-reviewed and selected by a global editorial board representing the disciplines covered by the journal.


  1. Authors: Michael Sand, Daniel Sand, Christina Thrandorf, Volker Paech, Peter Altmeyer and Falk G Bechara

New Collection: Artificial Intelligence in Head & Face Medicine

Guest Editor:

Moritz Kanemeier, Dentist, University of Münster, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 5 March 2025

Featured article:

SSEA-4 positive dental pulp stem cells from deciduous teeth and their induction to neural precursor cells

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Stage-specific embryonic antigen-4 (SSEA-4) is a marker for the identification of multipotent embryonic cells. It is also positive in neuroepithelial cells, precursor neural cells (NPC), and human dental pulp cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential morphodifferentiation and histodifferentiation to NPC of SSEA-4 positive stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED).Read more

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Overcoming Language Barriers

New Content ItemIf your manuscript could benefit from improvements to the English language, you should have your manuscript reviewed by someone who is fluent in English. For a collection of free resources to help with writing in English please visit here. If you would like professional help, we recommend our affiliates Nature Research Editing Service and American Journal Experts for help with English usage. BMC authors receive 10% off their first submission to either service. Please note that use of an editing service is neither a requirement nor a guarantee of publication.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.0 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.480 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.568 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    14 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    113 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    40 Altmetric mentions

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