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[Featured Article] Perception of frontal facial images compared with their mirror images: chirality, enantiomorphic discrimination, and relevance to clinical practice.

mirroimageWhat we think we see consists of models constructed in our brains, which may be constrained, limited and perhaps modified at a cerebral level. Patients may view their mirror image differently to how others and the clinical team view them. Understanding potential variations in perception between real and mirror images is important in clinical practice. The aims were to assess differences in self-perception between frontal facial and mirrored photographs, comparing the results with selfie photographs.

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[Featured Article] Skeletal structure of asymmetric mandibular prognathism and retrognathism

skeletalThis study is aimed to compare the skeletal structures between mandibular prognathism and retrognathism among patients with facial asymmetry. Patients who had mandibular asymmetry with retrognathism (Group A) in The Netherlands were compared with those withske deviated mandibular prognathism (Group B) in Korea. 

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Call for Papers - Computer-Assisted Imaging and Osteotomy Techniques on Orthognathic Surgery

Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is calling for submissions to our Collection on Computer-Assisted Imaging and Osteotomy Techniques on Orthognathic Surgery. Guest edited by Young-Wook Park, Jwa Young Kim.

The aim of this special issue is to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements, applications, and innovations in computer-assisted imaging and osteotomy techniques in the field of orthognathic surgery. The focus will be on exploring the role of technology in improving surgical outcomes, reducing complications, enhancing patient satisfaction, and streamlining surgical workflows. This special issue aims to gather a collection of original research articles, reviews, case studies, and perspectives from experts in the field.

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) and Prof. Kang-Min Ahn (University of Ulsan). 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.


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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.1 - 5-year Impact Factor

    4.2 - CiteScore 
    1.279 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.678 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    9 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    74 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    200 Altmetric mentions