International Dental Journal

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Professor Ira B. Lamster

Associate Editors:

Professor Magda Feres
Professor Liran Levin 
Professor Edward Lo
Professor Mario Vettore

The International Dental Journal (IDJ) is FDI’s primary scientific publication. Published every two months, IDJ features peer-reviewed articles relevant to oral health worldwide. These focus on international public health, practice-related research, and inter-professional education and practice.

IDJ also publishes concise reviews that synthesize the state of the science on pertinent issues for oral health professionals. Oral health experts are often invited to write these reviews, though recognized experts in relevant fields are welcome to propose their own topics. Concise reviews can be accessed for free.

FDI Policy Statements are published in the February issue and all abstracts from the World Dental Congress are published in a special supplement in the September issue – all of which are also available for free.

In 2018, IDJ’s impact factor was 1.628. The impact factor of a journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

Impact Factor





2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

2-year Impact Factor




0.967 1.362 1.389 1.628 2.038

Ranking in Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine category

52 out of 83

46 out of 83

44 out of 87

66 out of 91 54 out of 90 55 out of 91 45 out of 90 34 out of 91

Submitting an article

Authors interested in submitting a manuscript are urged to visit the IDJ website and review the “Author Guidelines”. Manuscripts are submitted electronically through the Scholar One portal.

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