Aims and Scope

Dental Anthropology is the official journal of the Dental Anthropology Association. The journal is peer-reviewed and is published bi-annually, with a spring and winter volume. We utilize a blind peer-review process in which the submission authors are not notified of the reviewers' identities. We welcome manuscripts that focus on all aspects of dental anthropology, to include dental development and genetics, human and non-human primate dental variation, size, wear, pathological conditions, and modification, among others. We also seek submissions that are advancing the field in new and interesting ways that contribute to the growth of our discipline. Dental Anthropology publishes book reviews, technical reports, case studies, original research articles, as well as invited commentary. The journal has no publication or submission charges.


Open Access Statement:

Dental Anthropology is an open access journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet at no charge immediately upon publication. Articles have been published under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License) since 2017. The CC BY license allows for maximum distribution. This license allows users to share (copy and redistribute material) and to adapt (change or build upon material) for any purpose, including commercial use, provided that the material is given appropriate credit. Authors retain copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions under the CC BY license. Dental Anthropology utilizes the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS archival systems, but currently has no repository policy for published manuscripts. Submitted and accepted forms of manuscripts are not permitted to be placed within repositories per Open Access publisher policies (

Dental Anthropology is listed on SherpaRomeo and the Directory of Open Access journals.


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