JADA Foundational Science to highlight how basic research applies to oral, craniofacial health

ADA's new cross-disciplinary journal opens for submissions May 17     

The American Dental Association's new journal, JADA Foundational Science, is open for submissions, providing a forum for researchers in basic and applied sciences to make their work visible to experts in clinical dentistry and medicine.

The cross-disciplinary, open-access journal is currently accepting original research articles and reviews in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, computer science and informatics, advanced imaging and processing, and other technologies — the sciences foundational to new theories of disease, new approaches to diagnostics, and new tools and technologies for clinical use.

Jack L. Ferracane, Ph.D., chair of the department of restorative dentistry and director of the division of biomaterials and biomechanics at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in Portland, Oregon, is the first editor of the journal.

"My overall goal as editor-in-chief is to shepherd the new journal to a position of prominence among dental journals through the publication of high-quality science that is interesting and pertinent to both researchers and clinicians," Dr. Ferracane said. "We want to create a journal that recruits innovative, timely and outstanding scientific articles, with elements such as graphical abstracts and expanded significance sections that make each manuscript’s content accessible and interesting to both the trained scientist and practitioner."