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Announcing JADA Foundational Science

Because oral health research knows no boundaries

JADA Foundational Science, ADA's new cross-disciplinary, open access journal, bridges basic and clinical sciences in oral-health research. Led by Editor-in-Chief Jack L. Ferracane, PhD, JADA Foundational Science will publish research reports, review articles and short scientific communications in biology, chemistry, engineering, and technology that are foundational to new theories of disease and new approaches to diagnosis and treatment. JADA FS will also report on the technical breakthroughs underpinning the new clinical tools that advance oral and craniofacial health.


All Open Access, Esteemed Editorial Board

Articles published within JADA Foundational Science are open access, making the research available to a wide range of readers and further supporting the journal’s aim to foster interdisciplinary collaborations to accelerate advances in oral health. Read more about our approach to open access here. JADA Foundational Science is also supported by an editorial board that includes six renowned Associate Editors. View their affiliations and areas of expertise.


Open for Submissions

JADA Foundational Science, published jointly by ADA and Elsevier, is now accepting submissions on foundational science, as well as new and emerging scientific ideas, tools, and techniques, applied to research questions in oral and craniofacial health. Pertinent studies are invited in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, computer science and informatics, advanced imaging and processing, and other technologies.

Learn more about the article types and unique features intended to invite broad readership and enhance the impact of the material. A complete guide for authors is also available.

Interview with Dr. Ferracane

Listen to Dr. Ferracane as he shares his thoughts on using this new journal to better connect researchers with oral health practitioners.

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