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 2015 rate of manuscript acceptance was ~20%. The median processing time from submission to first decision for manuscripts submitted to Oral Diseases is 21 days, based on a rolling 12 month calculation.
Oral Diseases is published eight times per year.