Published online Dec 31, 2011. doi: 10.5321/wjs.v1.i1.1
Revised: November 1, 2011
Accepted: December 22, 2011
Published online: December 31, 2011
Congratulations to the publisher, members of the editorial board of the journal, all the authors and readers for launching the World Journal of Stomatology (WJS) as a new member of the World series journal family! Significant scientific advances and important breakthroughs need to be published to impact dental care and reach an audience of researchers and clinicians who can create more effective dental treatments for their patients. There is a need to share scientific information, methodologies, therapies, and hypotheses related to stomatology, through an open-access format, to reach the widest possible audience. The WJS was created to fulfill the role of disseminating the most significant, innovative and transformational cutting edge research in dentistry. The WJS is a peer-reviewed open-access periodical centered in stomatology, with a multidisciplinary coverage that will publish high-impact articles in all areas of the dental clinical specialties, applied science, epidemiology, trauma and dental care, dental materials, oral biology and microbiology. The WJS is not scared of controversy or challenges to existing doctrine, since they are supported by high-quality science or unequivocal clinical outcomes. The WJS will avoid publishing confirmatory and low-impact articles. The WJS will only publish articles directly relevant to stomatology and dentistry because this is what our readers expect. If you need to share any exciting dental research discoveries and reach the widest possible audience, you will find in the WJS the most helpful resource to publish your papers!