About the Journal

The SFG Dental Journal (SFGD) intends to be an international, reviewed, scientific journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all areas of dental research. The primary aim is to promote a high standard of clinically related scholarship which advances and supports the practice and discipline of dentistry globally. The Journal also aims to promote the international exchange of ideas and experience that draws from the different cultures in which practice takes place. Further, SFGD seeks to enrich the insight into clinical needs and the implications for dental intervention and models of service delivery.

Open Access

This is very much in vogue now. Publishers struggle to make profits from sales so they are charging authors for publication. This is fine if authors have large research grants that will cover such costs but fields such as dentistry and social sciences are not as well equipped financially. Publishing costs therefore have to be realistic and in tune with what authors can reasonably be expected to pay.

  • Research that is freely available online
  • Free to read, copy, distribute, and use (with attribution)
  • Author retains copyright not the publisher
  • Complies with self-archiving mandates

The Reader

SFGD aims to be an essential reading for anyone involved in dental research, whether clinicians, researchers, educators, managers, policy makers or dental students globally. Contributions are welcomed from other health professionals on issues that have a direct impact on areas of dental research.

For Authors

SFGD publishes a wide range of journals; visit our author pages to find out more.

  • Discover our different journal types
  • Learn how to submit an article and read instructions for authors


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