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JADA Letter to the Editor Submissions

Submission Requirements

JADA welcomes letters from readers on articles that have appeared in the Journal. The Journal reserves the right to edit all communications and requires that all letters be signed. Letters must be no more than 550 words and must cite no more than five references. No illustrations will be accepted. Brevity is appreciated.

Letter Timeliness 

A letter concerning a recent JADA article will have the best chance of acceptance if it is received within two months of the article’s publication. For instance, a letter about an article that appeared in April JADA usually will be considered for acceptance only until the end of June.


By sending a letter to the editor, the author acknowledges and agrees that the letter and all rights of the author in the letter sent become the property of The Journal.


Readers may submit their letters via:

  • email to jadaletters@ada.org
  • fax to 312.440.3538
  • postal mail to Publishing Division, JADA Letters, American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611-2678

Conflicts of Interest

Letter writers are asked to disclose any personal or professional affiliations or conflicts of interest that readers may wish to take into consideration in assessing their stated opinions.


The views expressed are those of the letter writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policy of the Association.