Recently, it has come to my attention that Elsevier will be bringing some new journal offerings to the dental community.
The first offering is with the open access Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases journal. The website for the journal is over at http://www.oralandmaxillofacialsurgerycases.com/. There is a $500 fee to publish an article in the journal. The site states
“Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases is a surgical journal dedicated to publishing case reports and case series only which must be original, educational, rare conditions or findings, or clinically interesting to an international audience of surgeons and clinicians. Case series can be prospective or retrospective and examine the outcomes of management or mechanisms in more than one patient. Case reports may include new or modified methodology and treatment, uncommon findings, and mechanisms. All case reports and case series will be peer reviewed for acceptance for publication in the Journal.”
There is an online submission system available and the editor in chief of the journal is Janice. S. Lee.
The second offering that Elsevier will bring is by publishing JADA (The Journal of the American Dental Association). This is discussed in an August 1, 2014, JADA article titled “ELSEVIER CHOSEN TO PUBLISH THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION” (vol. 145, no. 8, pp. 803). Elsevier will begin publishing JADA in January, 2015. Michael Glick, JADA editor since 2005, states in the article
“A publishing relationship with Elsevier will allow JADA to maintain its leading role in guiding and shaping the direction of our profession—furthering dentistry’s efforts in the prevention and treatment of oral disease.”
It is believed that the relationship will help improve JADAs international standing amongst dental journals. Further, it is believed that such a relationship can improve patient care by better serving clinicians and researchers.
I hope that both new offerings by Elsevier to better serve the dental community will be positive and help further advance patient care in dentistry.