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Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery publishes the following article types:

Click the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.

Manuscripts should conform to the following reporting guidelines:

  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: PRISMA
  • Randomized Clinical Trials: CONSORT
  • Observational studies: STROBE
  • Studies of diagnostic accuracy: STARD
  • Animal pre-clinical studies: ARRIVE
  • Other types of health-related research: Consult the EQUATOR web site for appropriate reporting guidelines.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    28.4 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    24.9 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    54.8 days from submission to acceptance
    32 days from acceptance to publication 

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