Journal Information

Aims and Scope

The British Dental Journal (BDJ) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for the dental community, published by Springer Nature on behalf of the British Dental Association. We aim to inform our readers of ideas, opinions, developments and key issues in dentistry - clinical, practical and scientific - to spark interest, debate and discussion amongst dentists of all disciplines.

Check out the types of articles we publish here and detailed formatting specifications here.

Journal Metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

2022 Citation Metrics

  • 2-year Impact Factor*: 2.6
  • 5-year Impact Factor*: 2.4
  • Immediacy index*: 0.9
  • Eigenfactor® score*: 0.00436
  • Article influence score*: 0.4
  • Journal Citation Indicator*: 0.95
  • SNIP**: 1.135
  • SJR***: 0.506

*2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2023)
**Source-normalized Impact per Paper (Scopus)
***SCImago Journal Rank (Scopus)

2022 Peer Review Metrics

  • Submission to first editorial decision: 13 days

2022 Usage Metrics

  • Downloads**: 4,458,012
  • Altmetric mentions: 10,286


Abstracted/indexed in:

  • CNKI
  • Dimensions
  • Google Scholar
  • Journal Citation Reports
  • Medline
  • OCLC
  • Science Citation Index
  • SCIE
  • SCImago