Global Board in a Global World

Oleksii O. Tymofieieva, ... Viktoria P. Blinovac more
a Oleksii O. Tymofieiev

Editor in Chief Kyiv, Ukraine E-mail: (Oleksii Tymofieiev)

b Ievgen I. Fesenko

Managing Editor Kyiv, Ukraine E-mail: (Ievgen Fesenko) Instagram: @dr_eugenfesenko

c Viktoria P. Blinova

Dentist; Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Higher Educational Establishment “Kyiv Medical University," Kyiv, Ukraine

January 29, 2021

J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;5:1–2.

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Tymofieiev OO, Fesenko II, Blinova VP. Global board in a global world. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;5(1):1–2.


Think globally, act locally.

–Paul McCartney

English singer-songwriter


Global composition of the Editorial Board (EB) is a beautiful core feature of the Journal of Diagnostics and Treatment of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. International diversity of the EB in 2020 became represented by 26 opinion leaders from 13 countries (Table 1).


The biggest number of EB editors and members from United States (8 persons) and the second highest number from Ukraine (5 persons) tells us how strong the editorial bridge between two countries was built during the five years of journal`s existence. Moreover, the fact that two United States surgeons1,2 and one Canadian have Ukrainian roots symbolized that our journal is not only a new English-language flourishing publication in Ukraine and Eastern Europe but also a new one that unites surgeons with Ukrainian ancestors from all around the world.


Congratulations on the launching of a new journal. I wish you success. Thank you

as well for your invitation to participate on the Editorial Board

I would be delighted to do so.

–Oleh Antonyshyn, MD, FRCSC (personal communication, 2016)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Nice to see OMS flourishing in my motherland.

–Andrew Yampolsky, DDS, MD (personal communication, 2019)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States



It’s a special honor for me to be invited and I am beyond grateful for

the opportunity to make my motherland proud!

–Anastasiya Quimby, DDS, MD (personal communication, 2020)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


Simultaneously with geographical diversity, EB faced 2021 with a next gender distribution: 11.53 percent women, 88.47 percent men, 0 percent non-binary/other, and 0 percent prefer not to disclose. Furthermore, taking into account a steady increase in the proportion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery trainees and specialists who are females3 we can predict that number of females in the EB can grow.


In November`s editorial4 we talked about journal`s evolution with a help of technologies (like high-tech website), and this issue`s analysis highlights another aspect of growth with a help of global editorial collaboration. So, we are happy to make those two steps in progress with our international editors because website functionality and editorial board composition are two of 24 quality criteria of the Web of Science journal evaluation process and selection criteria.5 Criteria which can help us to reach a goal each journal`s staff is very proud of―getting the first Impact Factor.


  1. Tymofieiev OO, Fesenko II, Quimby A. Introducing the editorial board member from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Andrew Yampolsky, DDS, MD. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;4(9):151. Crossref

  2. Tymofieiev OO, Fesenko II, Kilipiris EG. Introducing a new editorial board member: Anastasiya Quimby, DDS, MD. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;4(7):111. Crossref

  3. Magennis P, Begley A. Gender in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) – trends and comparisons. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016;54(10):e127–e128. Crossref

  4. Tymofieiev OO, Ushko NO, Kilipiris EG. growing with technologies. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2020;4(11):195–6. Crossref

  5. Web of Science journal evaluation process and selection criteria [document on the internet]; February 29, 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 20]. Available from: Link