Journal Information

Aims and scope of journal | Journal metrics | Abstracted/indexed in | ISSN and eISSN

Aims and Scope

Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) aims to create a dialogue between dental practitioners and dental researchers, in order to drive new research and promote the use of the best available evidence to inform clinical decision making. We ensure that the journal has a clear focus on those areas that are most useful to practitioners, evaluating the evidence and providing guidance concerning the value of the author's conclusions.

EBD covers the full scope of dental and oral health disciplines, including dental and maxillofacial radiology, dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral medicine, oral microbiology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontology, prosthodontics, restorative dentistry and special care dentistry.

Evidence-Based Dentistry is published by Springer Nature on behalf of the British Dental Association. Members receive the journal as part of their membership. The journal is bound into the British Dental Journal quarterly and is available through an institutional and personal subscription

EBD publishes two article types: invited commentaries and peer-reviewed systematic reviews.
Commentaries are by invitation only. We welcome submissions of systematic reviews via the EBD submission portal. 

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Journal metrics:

The 2021 journal citation metrics for Evidence-Based Dentistry are as follows:

  • SNIP: 0.212
  • SJR: 0.205

Average decision times for 2022:

Time to first decision for non-peer reviewed Systematic Reviews:

  • Median = 8.8 days
  • Average = 9.6 days

Time to first decision for peer reviewed Systematic Reviews:

  • Median = 67 days
  • Average = 71 days

Journal usage figures for 2022:

  • 333 Altmetric mentions for articles published in 2022

Abstracted/indexed in:

  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO x 3
  • Google Scholar
  • ISTI of China
  • JST
  • Medline
  • OCLC
  • SCImago


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Evidence-Based Dentistry is 1462-0049, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1476-5446