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Press Release: Blackwell Acquires Two Leading Dentistry Journals


Blackwell Acquires Two Leading Dentistry Journals

Blackwell strengthens position as leading publisher of dental 
research journals by purchasing the Journal of Esthetic and

Restorative Dentistry and the Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related

Boston, Massachusetts and Oxford, United Kingdom, March 6, 
2006-Blackwell Publishing, the world's largest society publisher, 
announced the acquisition of the Journal of Esthetic and 
Restorative Dentistry, the official journal of nine 
esthetics-oriented societies around the world, and the Clinical 
Implant Dentistry and Related Research. Blackwell will take over 
the journals, which were both previously published by BC Decker, 

The acquisition of these journals enhances the company's 
prominent list of titles in dentistry that includes the Journal 
of Periodontal Research, Journal of Prosthodontics, and Community 
Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology .Under the Blackwell Munksgaard 
imprint, the company publishes 9 out of the top 20 dental 
journals ranked by impact factor and over a quarter of all dental 
research articles.

"Blackwell Publishing has successfully published some of the 
world's leading dentistry journals and books over the last 
several years.  The addition of these journals demonstrates the 
continued strengthening of Blackwell's portfolio in dentistry 
publishing," said Gordon Tibbitts, President, Blackwell 
Publishing Inc.

"The divestment of these journals is in line with BC Decker's 
strategy to focus on core activities within its book publishing 
portfolio," said Brian Decker, President, BC Decker Publishers.

"As the number of implant procedures increases so does the need 
for the latest scientific progress in this area of dentistry," 
said Dr. William Becker, editor, Clinical Implant Dentistry and 
Related Research. "The journal continues to play a critical role 
in dentistry by informing its readers of the latest clinical, 
practical, and scientific developments affecting the field of 
implant dentistry," said Dr. Lars Sennerby, co-editor, Clinical 
Implant Dentistry and Related Research. The editors are committed 
to rapid reviews and publication of timely articles without 
extensive time intervals between article submission and 

The Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research (CIDRR) is an 
international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to addressing 
timely and relevant articles related to osseointegration. Each 
quarterly issue includes sections on basic and clinical research, 
review articles, and case reports on various aspects of implant 
dentistry and related sciences.

"Readers depend on the journal to help them sort through the 
wealth of information now available about esthetic dentistry," 
said Dr. Harald Heymann, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Esthetic and 
Restorative Dentistry. "I look forward to meeting the growing 
needs of readers and exploring strategies to expand the overall 
scope of the journal."

The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry is the 
pre-eminent, peer-reviewed publication in its field. This 
bimonthly journal is committed to advancing and disseminating the 
latest information regarding contemporary multi- and 
interdisciplinary dental esthetics.

About Blackwell Publishing

Blackwell Publishing is the world's leading society publisher, 
partnering with 665 academic and professional societies. 
Blackwell publishes over 800 journals and, to date, has published 
close to 6,000 books, across a wide range of academic, medical, 
and professional subjects. The company remains independent with 
950 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, 
Denmark, Singapore, Germany, and Japan. Blackwell's mission as an 
expert publisher is to create long-term partnerships with clients 
to enhance learning, disseminate research, and improve the 
quality of professional practice. For more information on 
dentistry at Blackwell Publishing, please visit