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Introducing BDJ Open, the new open access journal from Nature Publishing Group and the British Dental Association

11 March 2015

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the British Dental Association (BDA) are pleased to announce the launch of BDJ Open, a
new open access journal which will publish dental and oral health research from all disciplines.

BDJ Open will publish scientifically sound, open research to complement the British Dental Journal, the UK's leading dental
journal and the official journal of the BDA. NPG also publishes BDJ Team, BDJ Student, Evidence-Based Dentistry, and BDJ In
Practice on behalf of the BDA.

The online-only journal will be published via open access, which means that all research will be freely available upon publication,
and can be accessed by anyone, from research scientists to practising dentists and patients. The Editor-in-Chief is Stephen
Hancocks OBE, current Editor in Chief of the British Dental Journal.

David Bull, Global Head of Academic Journals at Nature Publishing Group said: "In recent years there has been a significant rise in demand for open research from both researchers and practicing dentists. To fit this need, we are pleased to announce a new journal, BDJ Open – the latest venture in our 18 year partnership with the British Dental Association."

Stephen Hancocks OBE, Editor in Chief of BDJ Open said: "The internationally read, respected and widely referenced BDJ is the
journal of choice for much of the dental and oral health community, and we believe there is also demand for an open access journal with the credibility of the BDA and NPG behind it. BDJ Open provides us with the conduit to offer peer-reviewed,
translational research in all aspects of oral health development for the benefit of the wider dental community in particular and, of course, the world in general."

The journal will publish material on dental materials science, dental public health, restorative dentistry, management of dental
disease, periodontology, endodontology, oral surgery, paediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, special care dentistry,
clinically relevant oral biology and translational research and more.

The journal is online here and open for submissions now.

The article processing charge for BDJ Open will be £1,300.

About the British Dental Association

The British Dental Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for dentists in the United Kingdom and was founded in 1880. As an organisation that is owned entirely by its members and with no external shareholders, the BDA is able to focus solely on its mission to promote the interests of its members; advance the science, arts and ethics of dentistry, and improve the nation's oral health.

About Nature Publishing Group (NPG)

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific information in print and online. NPG publishes journals,
online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences.

Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. NPG
publishes a range of Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, and a range of prestigious academic and partner journals including society-owned publications. Online, nature.com provides over 8 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and services, including news and comment from Nature, and the leading scientific jobs board Naturejobs.

Scientific American is at the heart of NPG's consumer media division, meeting the needs of the general public. Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media. Together with  scientificamerican.com and 14 local language editions around the world it reaches over 5 million consumers and scientists. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany.

Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific community and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Science and Education, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and
Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo,
Cairo, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Melbourne, Osaka, Seoul, Barcelona, Madrid, Basingstoke, Heidelberg,
Munich and Paris. For more information, please go to www.nature.com.