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MPRS Accepted for Indexing in SCOPUS

We're delighted to announce that SCOPUS has accepted the application of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in September 2021. The process of inclusion in the database will happen in the next few months. 

[Featured Article] Temporomandibular joint morphology in Korean using cone-beam computed tomography: influence of age and gender

temporomandibularThe purpose of this study was to investigate the condylar morphology and position of Koreans using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. Analyzing the mean values of this study with reference to left and right sides, gender, and age will help to understand the size of the condyle and glenoid fossa, condylar morphology, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symmetry for establishing the standard temporomandibular joint structures of Koreans and then design the standard temporomandibular joint prosthesis for Koreans. 

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[Featured Article] Characteristics of patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw with oral versus intravenous bisphosphonate treatment

osteonecrosisThis retrospective study was aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes in patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw who were receiving oral versus intravenous (IV) bisphosphonate (BP).

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Call for Papers: 3D technology for Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

specia issueMaxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is please to announce a new thematic series on "3D technology for Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery". The series, which will include invited reviews as well as non-commissioned content, aims to publish the latest scientific research associated with this topic and will be guest edited by Prof. Garagiola Umberto  (University of Milan). Please submit your article  via the journal's Editorial Manager submission site. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Journal Editorial Office assistant through the "Contact Us" link in Editorial Manager. 

For more information about the thematic series please check the page here.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Emerging Sources Citation Index

We're delighted to announce that Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Content from the journal will now be indexed in Web of Science.



This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Government.

Aims and scope

Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes clinical and basic research on the epidemiology, etiology, treatment, and prevention of congenital and acquired anomalies/defects involving the oral and maxillofacial regions. The journal focuses on investigating the causative factors of oral and maxillofacial anomalies/defects and the development of surgical methods and materials for morphological reconstruction or functional restoration. Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the official journal of the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. 


The journal welcomes high quality original articles, case/technical reports, collective or current reviews, editorials, and brief communications and covers the following main subjects:

• Congenital deformity of maxillofacial area
• Dental and maxillofacial reconstruction
• Tissue engineering related to maxillofacial reconstruction
• Cosmetic surgery and related material research of maxillofacial area
• Orthognathic surgery-related research
• Temporomandibular joint reconstruction
• Anatomic research of maxillofacial area 

Member discount

KAMPRS covers the APC for all members, as well as for members of our sister societies (Japanese Society of Jaw Deformities and Taiwan Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons). This APC offer must be requested during submission. Authors must select option #2 on the View Publication Charges page to enter the code in the “SpringerOpen account number” box.

For further information, please see the Fees and Funding page.

Archived content

The Journal of Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons by the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons was launched in 1978 and re-launched at Springer as an open access publication in 2015. For previous volumes please visit:

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    27 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    24 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    51 days from submission to acceptance
    17 days from acceptance to publication 

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