Transition from the French-language to the Exclusively English-language Journal Dedicated to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The Transition’s Impact on Journal’s Growth, Internationalization, and Academic Career

Laurent Ganrya, ... Ievgen I. Fesenkof more
a Laurent Ganry

MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Maxillo-facial, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Henri-Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France. Department of Maxillo-facial, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Henri-Mondor Hospital, 51, avenue du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de- Tassigny, 94010 Créteil, France Tel.: +33 6 27 88 06 51. E-mail:

b Oleksii O. Tymofieiev

ScD, Professor, Head, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Stomatology Institute, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine.

c Evangelos G. Kilipiris

PGY4, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, Comenius University, Faculty of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

d Zinaida Y. Zhehulovych

ScD, Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, Institute of Postgraduate Education, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine.

e Oksana D. Fesenko

Language Editor, Kyiv Ivan Bohun Military Lyceum, Kyiv, Ukraine.

f Ievgen I. Fesenko

PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Higher Educational Establishment “Kyiv Medical University”, Kyiv, Ukraine.

January 31, 2019

J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;3:9−17.

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How to cite this article

Ganry L, Tymofieiev OO, Kilipiris EG, Zhehulovych ZY, Fesenko OD, Fesenko II. Transition from a French-language to an exclusively English-language journal dedicated to oral and maxillofacial surgery: the transition`s impact on journal`s growth, internationalization, and academic career. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;3(1):9−17.


Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a bimonthly peer-reviewed French publication which exists since 1874. The purposes of this paper are: 1) to analyze the publication history of the core French journal from its foundation in 1894 till nowadays, 2) to study a transition period of changing the Journal`s language from French to English, 3) to understand the arguments for the language transition, and 4) to analyze the immediate positive results of the transition in a 2-year follow-up period.