Editorial - ZZI 01/2011

The Journal of Dental Implantology (JDI) goes online! (www.online-jdi.com)

The development of the internet has not only changed the market of continuing education and communication between practitioners but also enhanced the process and distribution of scientific publishing. Time consuming activities like visiting libraries and chasing references just to find an information on a particular treatment strategy or surgical technique have become an issue of the past. Large biomedical databases, like pubmed have become available over the internet and have dramatically increased the accessibility of the scientific and practical world literature. Because many of the people in the western countries have direct access to the internet, relevant rapid and complete literature searches as well as continuing education via the internet have fast become the norm. During the past few years, several of the larger journals on oral implantology have progressed electronically to become available “online”. We are proud to announce that the Journal of Dental Implantology (JDI) is joining this important development and is now available online via www.online-jdi.com. Consequently, an online version is offered to all of the subscribers in addition to the printed version.

Upon entering the start page the abstracts of selected articles of the current issue of the journal are displayed. Following clicking on an article the user is directed to the content of the article including all the supplementary materials, which are not available in the printed version. From the main menu the reader may choose between the two categories practice and research. Clicking on the archive button the reader also has the opportunity to view the content of the journals from the last two years. If the reader is searching for a particular treatment strategy or surgical technique it is also possible to use the “search” tool, which searches the whole site for the key-word.

Stefan Schultze-Mosgau, MD, DMD, PhD

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Jena

Cornelia K. Mueller

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Jena

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