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The Specialty provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for publications in the field of craniofacial biology. The Specialty covers the cellular and molecular aspects of the development, pathology and repair or regeneration of craniofacial tissues and organs. Cross-disciplinary papers that provide novel and significant insights into important problems in the areas of craniofacial development, evolution, genetic disorders affecting craniofacial tissues, pathology, repair, stem cells, and translation of basic research findings to clinical applications for improved diagnosis and treatment (tissue engineering) are welcome.The section is also dedicated to the dissemination of novel findings, ideas, developments and knowledge relevant to all fields of basic and clinical dentistry. Craniofacial Biology and Dental Research supports important scientific and clinical innovations relevant to dental physiology and pathology, operative dentistry, periodontology, endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, esthetic dentistry, biomaterial sciences, dental implants, clinical trials and translational research.
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Craniofacial Biology and Dental Research welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Craniofacial Biology and Dental Research, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Craniofacial Biology and Dental Research will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Physiology.