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    Submission deadline: 22 April 2024


Official journal of American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP).

Founded upon sound scientific principles, this journal continues to make important contributions that strongly influence the work of dental and medical professionals involved in treating oral and facial pain, including temporomandibular disorders, and headache. In addition to providing timely scientific research and clinical articles, the journal presents diagnostic techniques and treatment therapies for oral and facial pain, headache, mandibular dysfunction, and occlusion and covers pharmacology, physical therapy, surgery, and other pain-management methods.

ISSN Numbers

Print ISSN: 2333-0384

Online ISSN: 2333-0376

Impact Factor

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Current Impact Factor: 2.5 (2022)

Scopus CiteScore: 4.1 (2022)


Journal History

1987: Journal of Orofacial Pain released the inaugural issue.

1993: Journal of Orofacial Pain has been indexed by Scopus.

2014: Journal of Orofacial Pain changed to Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache (OFPH).

2014: OFPH has been indexed by SCIE.

2015: OFPH received its first Impact Factor 2.444.

2024: MRE Press started to publish OFPH (from Volume 38 Issue 1) with Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

OFPH’s Open Access Initiative

The advent of online publication has greatly improved access to scientific content on a global scale. This has led to calls from the academic community for research publications to be made freely available online and immediately upon publication, without the barrier of paid subscription to access.

In response to these calls, and following consultation with journal contributors, the Editors of OFPH launched an Open Access initiative for this journal in 1st January 2024. This means that it is no longer necessary to have a subscription in order to read current OFPH content online.

There are substantial costs associated with publishing a high-quality journal such as OFPH, including administration of the editorial process, production of the published version, and development of online functionality. Under a subscription-based model, these costs are mainly covered by charging libraries and individuals for access to the journal’s contents. Under OFPH’s Open Access model, we aim to cover the costs of publication primarily through the use of an Article Processing Charge.

Authors Rights and Permissions

Papers published in Volumes 1 Issue 1 (1987) –Volume 37 Issue 4 (2023) are copyright MRE Press.

Permission is not required when:

MRE Press grants any third party the right to use the article freely, so long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Permission is not required to use original figures or tables for non-commercial and educational use (e.g., in a review article, or in a book that is not for sale) if the article is copyright MRE Press. Please include the full journal reference and, for articles published in Volumes 1 Issue 1 (1987) –Volume 37 Issue 4 (2023), include “Copyright (copyright year) MRE Press” as a copyright note.

Starting from 1 January 2024, all OFPH content is available online and is fully browsable and searchable. Articles published beginning from Volume 38 Issue 1 (2024) are under the terms and conditions of the CC BY license. OFPH is not authorized to grant permission for material published under either license, as the authors retain copyright. However, depending on the intended use, permission may not be required at all. For details, see: Copyright & License.

MRE Press will insert the following note on the first page of the published text:

© Year The Author(s). Published by MRE Press. This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

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