Aims and Scope


Journal of Oral Health & Oral Epidemiology is the official journal of the Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. The journal publishes original research articles, review articles, and case reports dealing with oral health and epidemiology. Papers in any of the following fields will be considered for publication: oral health, oral and dental treatment research, oral and dental epidemiology, epidemiology and biostatistics related to oral health or dentistry, original articles which consider the relationship between dental problems and other chronic diseases, as well as any issues regarding improvement of oral and dental treatment.

The journal encourages manuscripts that present methodologically detailed scientific research findings from original data collection or analysis of existing databases. Preference is given to new findings. Confirmations of previous findings can be of value, but the journal seeks to avoid needless repetition. It also encourages thoughtful, provocative commentaries on subjects ranging from research methods to public policies. Purely descriptive reports are not encouraged, nor are behavioral science reports with only marginal application to dentistry.

JOHOE specific objectives are to:

  • Attract high quality original articles, systematic reviews, perspectives, policy briefs, book reviews, short communications, commentaries, hypotheses and letters to editor on topics relevant to health system

  • Ensure papers reflect a broad range of disciplines, methodologies and topics

  • Provide a fair and high quality peer-review process

  • Ensure a wide geographical coverage of papers with a special focus on low and middle income countries

  • Ensure papers provide a trustable resource of information for the journal audience