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The Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery is the official publication of Indian Academy of Maxillofacial Surgery (http://www.iams1996.com/), a premier association of Maxillofacial Surgeons in India. The Journal intends to serve as a scientific platform for all members of the association as well as all Maxillofacial Surgeons. The journal shall publish papers of the highest scientific merit and widest possible scope on work in oral and maxillofacial surgery and allied specialties. The forms of publication include scientific reports on human subjects in the form of original articles, brief reports, case reports, review articles, special communications and technical note that enrich the maxillofacial surgical literature. The journal intends to publish all the association activities and will publish consensus to lay down the guidelines for different surgical procedures and treatment modalities based on vast experience of the national and international faculty members of the Academy.

The Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery is a peer reviewed, open access journal that promotes spread of the maxillofacial surgical knowledge among the maxillofacial surgeons as well as allied fields.

The Journal is divided into sections, ensuring every aspect of oral and maxillofacial surgery is covered fully through a range of invited review articles, leading clinical and research articles, technical notes, abstracts, case reports and others. The sections include:

  • Congenital and craniofacial deformities
  • Orthognathic Surgery/Aesthetic facial surgery
  • Trauma
  • TMJ disorders
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Implantology/Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Research and emerging technologies

Speedy reviewing and electronic processing means that articles are published as rapidly as possible. Accepted articles are published rapidly online first, and the web site is an important resource for the field.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
PubMed Central, SCOPUS

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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About the Association

The Indian Academy of Maxillofacial Surgery, founded in the year 1996, is brain child of Prof. J.N. Khanna, Dr. Rajesh Dhirawani and many more like minded people.

The objectives of the Academy in short are

  • To conduct Maxillofacial surgical camps all over the country.
  • To give free treatment to the patients in the field of maxillofacial surgery
  • To spread the clinical knowledge of maxillofacial surgery students, where they will be sponsored to work in established maxillofacial surgery units in India and abroad
  • The Academy has renowned and experienced national and international faculty who excel in academics, maxillofacial surgery and research.
  • The Academy objectives include more intensive training program in the form of workshops. Academy would conduct these workshops all over the country
  • This is a teaching facility with the above mentioned objectives as well as a platform to facilitate exchange of knowledge.
Today the academy stands tall after ten long years. After the 14th workshop, it is going stronger and stronger drawing more attention more like mined people. It is endeavor of the academy to make the young surgeons of the country to excel in their specialty thereby achieving the status of being the best in the world and to serve the mass.

Scope of the journal

Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery (AMS) is a Maxillofacial Surgical specialty journal of dentistry and invites manuscripts from authors in specialty of Maxillofacial Surgery, Trauma, Plastic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Implantology. AMS invites scientific submission from the authors in the following categories:

  • Original Research (Basic/Clinical/Epidemiological/Retrospective/Prospective/Evaluative)
  • Evidence based/Systematic review/Meta-analysis articles
  • Technical notes for novel surgical approach
  • Emerging Technology
  • Rare Case reports (with discussion)
  • Short Communications
  • Letter to the Editor/Commentaries (Pertaining to articles published/observations)

AMS aims to give its readers an in-depth knowledge of Maxillofacial Surgery as they emerge and help authors to disseminate their thought process. AMS would function as the platform where thought process of authors are transferred to authors in an easy way.

AMS respects the scientific submission of its authors and follow a double-blind peer review process by respected peers and endeavors to complete the review process within scheduled time frame.

AMS believes in strong publication ethics and follow the current publication ethical guidelines laid down by International Bodies. We strongly encourage our authors to follow the same.

A significant effort from the author and the journal perhaps enables to strike an equilibrium to meet the professional expectations of the peers in the world of scientific publication.

AMS believes in safeguarding the privacy rights of human subjects. In order to comply with it, the journal instructs all authors when uploading the manuscript to also add the ethical clearance (human/animals) informed consent of subject in the manuscript. This applies to the study/case report that involves animal/human subjects/human specimens, e.g., extracted tooth part/soft tissue for biopsy/in-vitro analysis.

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