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Evidence-Based Craniomaxillofacial/Facial Plastic Surgery

Call for Papers

We have entered the era of “evidence-based medicine” (EBM) that has been applied to every specialty. EBM articles are abound in the medical literature. However, few of these articles appear in the craniomaxillofacial/facial plastic surgical literature, and few EBM articles address the care for patients with oral and maxillofacial diseases.

The BioMed Research International journal (impact factor 2.880) will publish a special issue devoted to the state–of–the–art EBM in key areas of craniomaxillofacial/facial plastic surgery. We are soliciting submissions pertaining to practice issues, educational models, innovative development, or quality improvement pertaining to the following 11 topics of craniomaxillofacial/facial plastic surgery. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Craniomaxillofacial trauma
  • Head and neck tumors (including cysts and mucocutaneous disorders of the oral cavity)
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery (e.g., scar revision, flap reconstruction, facial allograft transplantation, and rehabilitative surgery for Grave’s orbitopathy)
  • Facial cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical esthetic procedures (e.g., facial resurfacing, injections of botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers)
  • Orofacial cleft and craniofacial syndromes (e.g., hemifacial microsomia, Crouzon syndrome)
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Surgical management of temporomandibular disorders (e.g., disc displacement, ankylosis)
  • Infections/inflammatory diseases of the craniomaxillofacial region (including diseases of paranasal sinuses)
  • Management of salivary gland diseases
  • Innovative craniomaxillofacial surgery (e.g., piezosurgery, endoscopic or robotic surgery)
  • Ambulatory oral and maxillofacial surgery (e.g., dentoalveolar surgery, implant dentistry)

Whereas this special issue will mainly focus on articles with high level of evidence: Systematic reviews and meta–analysis (of therapy, diagnosis, harm, or prognosis), it will supplement the journal with randomized and nonrandomized prospective studies, decision analysis, practice guidelines, outcome analysis, searching for evidence, resources on the Internet, and teaching EMB.

Submitted manuscripts should illustrate the breadth, richness, and wide array of craniomaxillofacial/facial plastic surgery that attempts to incorporate the expanding empirical literature into day–to–day treatment activities of this surgical specialty. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the lead guest editor for any enquires they may have in relation to the special issue.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/surgery/ebc/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 13 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 7 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 2 May 2014

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