British Dental Journal

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British Dental Journal  
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Former names
Monthly Review of Dental Surgery, Journal of the British Dental Association
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Br. Dent. J.
Discipline Dentistry
Language English
Edited by Stephen Hancocks
Publication details
Nature Publishing Group on behalf of the British Dental Association (United Kingdom)
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0007-0610 (print)
1476-5373 (web)
OCLC no. 01537229

The British Dental Journal is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Nature Publishing Group on behalf of the British Dental Association, of which it is an official journal. It continues in series earlier publications, the Monthly Review of Dental Surgery (1872–1880) and the Journal of the British Dental Association (1881–1903). It absorbed the Mouth Mirror and Dental Gazette (1950) and later the Dental Magazine (1970). The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 0.811.[1]

Types of articles[edit]

The journal publishes the following types of articles:

  • Opinion – Editorial/Letters
  • News
  • Practice – Articles relevant to dental practice such as clinical guides and case reports
  • Research – Peer reviewed research papers
  • Summaries – Summaries of research papers, including some from other journals
  • Education – Articles relevant to dental education, including undergraduate and continuous professional development
  • Trade news – New products
  • Plus – Miscellaneous other articles including reviews and obituraries.

The journal also includes advertisements for products, dental practices, and jobs.


  1. ^ "British Dental Journal". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.  (subscription required)

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