As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
Featured article: Mandibular growth in infants with Robin sequence treated with the Tübingen palatal plate
Robin sequence (RS) is characterized by retrognathia, glossoptosis and upper airway obstruction (UAO) with or without cleft palate. There are different approaches to treatment, but whether mandibular catch-up growth may occur in RS is still controversial. This research by Cornelia Wiechers et al. suggests that mandibular catch-up growth may occur in RS infants treated with the Tübingen Palatal Plate (TPP).
Aims and scope
Head & Face Medicine is a multidisciplinary open access journal that publishes basic and clinical research concerning all aspects of cranial, facial and oral conditions.
The journal covers all aspects of cranial, facial and oral diseases and their management. It has been designed as a multidisciplinary journal for clinicians and researchers involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of diseases which affect the human head and face. The journal is wide-ranging, covering the development, aetiology, epidemiology and therapy of head and face diseases to the basic science that underlies these diseases. Management of head and face diseases includes all aspects of surgical and non-surgical treatments including psychopharmacological therapies.
Overcoming Language Barriers
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Annual Journal Metrics
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224 days from submission to acceptance
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