The Journal of Dental Research is excited to announce the publication of a special issue in Spring 2018 highlighting the latest developments in the field of head and neck cancer, including the role of HPV in the etiology of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the use of novel immunotherapies in the treatment of HNSCC, and new advancements in the mechanistic understanding and treatment of HNSCC and salivary gland malignancies. The issue will be of interest to researchers in the field of head and neck cancer, surgeons, physicians, and dental practitioners. 

Basic, translational and clinical investigations that are focused on the mechanisms underlying the pathobiology of HNSCC and salivary gland cancer, cancer stem cells, biomarkers and new therapies are encouraged.  New methods and technologies developed for the mechanistic studies of head and neck malignancies will also be considered.

All manuscripts submitted for consideration will be subject to the peer review process in a manner identical to the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Dental Research. Research manuscripts should adhere to the following guidelines: a limit of 3,200 words (including introduction, materials, methods, results, and discussion; excluding abstract, acknowledgements, figure legends and references); 5 total figures or tables; 40 references; and must contain a 300 word abstract. The Journal will also accept selected reviews according to the instructions to authors for manuscripts with the following guidelines: 4,000 words, 6 figures or tables; 90 references; and a 300 word abstract. Additional information regarding requirements and formatting of manuscripts can be found at

Papers should be submitted to no later than November 15, 2017 to be given full consideration. Authors are required to include in their cover letter that their paper is being submitted for consideration for inclusion in the special clinical issue.  Papers after this date will be considered for publication in the regular issue of the Journal.

Published by the International & American Associations for Dental Research

Guest Editors of the Supplement: J. Silvio Gutkind & Jacques Nör