About the Journal

Aims and scope
The Swiss Dental Journal SSO – Science and Clinical Topics is a a quaterly, peer-reviewed, independent open access journal. The Swiss Dental Journal SSO promotes the advancement of clinical dental practice and oral health policy in Switzerland and Europe, with the goal of improving oral health outcomes for all people regionally, via innovative research work and inspiring clinical cases.

Original articles on all aspects of high-quality dental research and clinical dentistry are considered for possible publication. Submissions to the Science part of the journal may cover laboratory, epidemiological and clinical research (in English). Manuscripts intended for the Clinical Topics part should cover a clinical problem in the form of a narrative review or case series (in French or German).

Submission policy
At the time of their submission, manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere or submitted to any other journal simultaneously.

Submission process
The submission process is currently under construction. Manuscripts will be able to be submitted from May 2024. For further questions or submissions: kommunikation@sso.ch.

Scientific Article
Clinical (Short) Topic

Peer Review Process
All articles undergo a standardized peer review process. Once the paper has been assessed as appropriate by the editors (with regard to form, content, and quality), it will be peer-reviewed in a double-blinded process, meaning that reviewers are not disclosed to authors, and vice versa. To ensure timely review and publication processes, SDJ SSO – Science and Clinical Topics builds on a broad editorial structure and publishes articles online immediately after their acceptance.

Open Access Strategy
Academic research is publicly funded, and editors and reviewers work pro bono. Therefore, Swiss Dental Journal SSO – Science and Clinical Topics supports the idea of open science and is an open access journal. This means that neither the users nor the authors will be charged. This open access strategy will heighten the visibility of dental science research with strong practical relevance and ensure that authors obtain the maximum possible exposure of their work. Articles are distributed under the "Creative Commons Attribution"-License (CC BY 4.0). This also means that we will exercise our right to reject submissions without further review if they do not fall under our scope or are of insufficient quality.

All articles published in Swiss Dental Journal SSO – Science and Clinical Topics receive a unique digital object identifier (DOI). This ensures their unambiguous identification by databases, search engines, and other researchers. The journal is indexed in PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, CrossRef, OpenAIRE and the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).