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Call for Papers

Teledentistry and Distance Learning: Improving Access to Oral Health Care and Education

BMC Oral Health has launched a new collection in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 and SDG 10, which welcomes submissions that contribute to efforts to promote good health and wellbeing for all by using teledentistry and distance learning to improve access to oral health care and education. 

Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.

Featured articles

Pre-schoolers’ tooth brushing behaviour and association with their oral health: a cross sectional study

Researchers investigate the tooth-brushing behaviour of Malaysian preschool children and its association with oral health.

Streptococcus salivarius inhibits immune activation by periodontal disease pathogens

Can bacteria be beneficial for oral health? Macdonald et al. investigate whether Streptococcus salivarius can be used to inhibit the periodontal pathogen-induced gingival fibroblast inflammatory response. 


  1. Authors: Rasha N. Alotaibi, Brian J. Howe, Jonathan M. Chernus, Nandita Mukhopadhyay, Carla Sanchez, Frederic W. B. Deleyiannis, Katherine Neiswanger, Carmencita Padilla, Fernando A. Poletta, Ieda M. Orioli, Carmen J. Buxó, Jacqueline T. Hecht, George L. Wehby, Ross E. Long, Alexandre R. Vieira, Seth M. Weinberg…

    Content type: Research


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.

Aims and scope

BMC Oral Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the mouth, teeth and gums, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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Senior Editorial Board Members

  • Mariana Braga, University of São Paulo
  • Morenike Folayan, Obafemi Awololo University
  • Alpdogan Kantarci, Forsyth Institute
  • Maha El Tantawi, Alexandria University
  • Rodrigo Marino, University of Melbourne
  • Sigrun Eick, University of Bern

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The BMC Series Editorial site serves as a home for editorial board resources and as an online community, facilitating interaction and networking between the editorial board and the BMC series in-house team.

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

BMC Series Focus Issues

July: Open data and data sharing

Data are the cornerstones to transparency and reproducibility of research. At the BMC Series, we offer different article types to help you share your data. Explore some of our open access data publications in this focus issue and browse through the additional reading and resources to learn more about this topic. 

June: Water and Sanitation.

In celebration of World Environment Day on the 5th June,  the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Water and Sanitation.  We have  collated open-access content from across our journals to highlight research into clean water, investigating links between water and health and our overall relationship with water.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    66 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    49 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    177 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.757 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.164 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.604 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.868 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    616 Altmetric mentions

    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor score - 9