African Journal of Oral Health: Editorial Policies

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Focus and Scope

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ORAL HEALTH is a biannual publication aimed at disseminating knowledge that will enhance the practice of oral health, particularly in Africa.

The Journal will publish articles which contribute significantly to oral health research and practice on the African continent. Contributions would be welcomed from all parts of the world. It will publish:
a) Original research reports not previously published (except in the form of an abstract or preliminary report) and only when they are not being considered for publication elsewhere.
b) Letters relating to materials previously published in AJOH or to topical issues relevant to the practice of dentistry.
c) Update articles surveying the present state of knowledge in selected fields of Dentistry and oral health.
d) Critical or analytical reviews in the area of theory, policy, or research in Dentistry.
e) Reviews of recently published books or group of books which would be of relevance to the improvement of oral health in Africa.
f) Short reports of scientific meetings, news items, activities and functions of the IADR and other dental associations.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Contributors of original papers will have their articles sent anonymously to at least two independent referees. Letters will be evaluated by the editors only. Articles appearing as supplements would be evaluated for publication by the editorial board. It will be a condition of acceptance of a manuscript for publication that the Editors shall have the right to edit the text to improve its clarity and to make it conform to Journal style.


Publication Frequency

Publication frequency is biannual, JAN-JUNE, JUNE TO DEC - TOTAL OF 2 ISSUES /VOL.


Editorial Board

Founding Editor-in-Chief
Professor Eyitope O. Ogunbodede

Professor F.J. Owotade
Faculty of Dentistry,
OAU, Ile Ife, Nigeria
Tel: +234-8032247674

Asistant Editors
Dr. E. O. Oziegbe
Faculty of Dentistry
OAU, Ile Ife
Dr. O. K. Ogundipe
Faculty of Dentistry
OAU, Ile Ife

Associate Editors

Professor O. A. Fatusi
Professor O. Sofola
Professor J. O. Taiwo
Professor A. O. Oginni
Professor Alice Umweni
Dr. E. C. Ndiokwelu
Dr. Victor Akinmoladun
Dr. Biola Adeniyi

Administrative Secretary
Mr. Tope J. Oyegunle

Proof Reader
Mrs. Omowunmi A. Faborode


International Advisers

Prof. Sunday O. Akintoye, USA
Prof. O. A. Ayo-Yusuf, South Africa
Prof. John Clarkson, Ireland
Prof. N. O. Salako, Kuwait
Prof. Cyril O. Enwonwu, USA
Prof. John Greenspan, USA
Prof. Poul Erik Petersen, Switzerland
Prof. Tony Smith, UK
Prof. Eino Honkala, Kuwait
Prof. Bakari Lembariti, Tanzania
Prof. Suedeshni Naidoo, South Frica
Prof. Michael J. Rudolph, South Africa
Prof. Tsepo Guguishe, South Africa
Prof. Titus Schleyer, USA
Dr. Lois K. Cohen, USA
Dr. Kenneth A. Eaton, UK
Dr. Paul Eke, USA


Subscription information

African JOURNAL OF Oral Health
Published bi-annually

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Outside Africa     $50            $100

Cheques should be made payable to the
“African Journal of Oral Health”.
Direct payments can also be made to:
IADR (African Journal of Oral Health)
Bank: Chatered Bank Plc
5, Obalufon-Lagere Road, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Account Number (US Dollars): 9302707632 (Naira):
9201461688 Subscription requests should be addressed to:
Professor F. J. Owotade,
African Journal of Oral Health Faculty of Dentistry,
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

ISSN: 0189-5710
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