December 25, 2018
J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018;2:155−64.
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Tymofieiev OO, Fesenko OD, Fesenko II. Transition from Korean to English language of South Korean journals both dedicated to the oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS): the transitions` impact on OMS residency programs. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018;2(4):155−64.
In South Korea, two peer-reviewed journals related to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) [1-3]: 1) Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for 43 years; 2) Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are already existing for 40 years. Both have a long time traditions of publishing and editorial process of peer-review articles. And both journals have undergone the process of changing the language of publications – transition from the official state language to English. The purpose of that analytic paper is to highlight that transition, as each of the journals has a different type of language transition. The transitions` impact on OMS residency programs is also discussed.