For Authors

Would you like to contribute to BDJ Team?
BDJ Team publishes articles relevant to UK dental care professionals (DCPs) and the dental team.
BDJ Team welcomes submissions and content suggestions at any time. To propose an article or to volunteer to be interviewed, contact the BDJ Team Editor, Kate Quinlan.

Editor’s contact details
Kate Quinlan
Telephone: 020 7843 3680

Article types
BDJ Team publishes the following article types:

  • News
  • Letters to the editor
  • Interviews and career profiles
  • Clinical research and research summaries
  • Advice
  • Features
  • Product news
  • CPD.

News and letters to the editor
Please send press releases, news stories, letters and diary dates straight to the Editor, Kate Quinlan (details above).

Interviews and career profiles
If you would like to be interviewed about your life in dentistry, career history, be featured in a ‘day in the life’ or discuss an interesting hobby outside dentistry, please contact the Editor, Kate Quinlan (details above).

Clinical research and research summaries
To submit a manuscript for consideration for publication, please see below.
To write a research summary or spotlight, please contact the Editor, Kate Quinlan (details above).

To write an advice article, advising the dental team on, for example, a particular area of legislation, guidelines, finances, careers, or regulation, please contact the Editor, Kate Quinlan (details above).

If you have a content idea not already mentioned, please contact the Editor, Kate Quinlan, to discuss. If it is relevant to DCPs/the dental team, we would love to hear your idea.

Product news
Please send press releases about products/services to the Editor, Kate Quinlan. Please note these should be under 300 words and may include one image but no logos.

We welcome original articles on subjects that are particularly relevant to CPD for dental care professionals (DCPs), such as:

  • Dental radiography and radiation
  • Disinfection and decontamination, infection control in the dental practice
  • Mouth cancer and head and neck cancer
  • Medical emergencies and first aid
  • Dental law and ethics.

BDJ Team operates its own Manuscript Tracking System. To submit a clinical paper or piece of research, please visit the Submit Manuscript link on the BDJ Team homepage or this link:

Manuscript guidelines
For manuscript guidelines, please refer to the BDJ guidelines:

Referencing – all article types
The BDJ Portfolio uses Vancouver referencing style. Please visit the BDJ website for more information:

We look forward to hearing from you!
Kate Quinlan
Editor, BDJ Team
News Editor, BDJ