For Authors & Referees

BDJ Open is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing primary research and reviews from all oral health and dental disciplines across the globe.

** Authors must pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) to publish with us, unless they are eligible for this to be covered by their institution (check Fully OA agreements here). Information regarding fees and funding can be found here. **


For Referees

See the For Referees page for more information.

For Authors

Here you will find all the key information you will require when preparing a manuscript for submission to BDJ Open. Please read these sections before submitting. If you have a question which isn't covered by the guidelines below, please feel free to contact the editorial team and we'll be happy to help.

Why publish with BDJ Open?

Here you can find information on why to publish with BDJ Open, including key statistics and metrics.

Editorial Process

Here you can find out what to expect during the publishing process once you have submitted your article to BDJ Open, including online submission, peer review, and post-acceptance. It also provides information on compliance with Open Access mandates.

Article types

Here you can view the different article types we accept in BDJ Open and the formatting specifications, including word count, figures/tables etc.

Preparing your manuscript

Here you can find out how to prepare your manuscript to adhere to BDJ Open house style. It's important to read these guidelines carefully before submitting your paper.

Ethics and Policies

Here you can find all the information regarding our ethical policies and required statements for research articles.

Open Access & Self-Archiving

Here you can find information regarding Open Access licensing and self-archiving policies.

Statistical Guidelines

Here you can find guidelines on the presentation of statistical material, with an emphasis on the areas that are particularly relevant to the submission of articles to BDJ Open.