About the Journal

Plastic and Aesthetic Research (PAR), an open-access peer-reviewed online publication, is a partner journal of the Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine (FIME).

Aims and Scope

The journal aims to provide a platform for basic and clinical researchers, teachers, and medical students in the plastic and aesthetic surgery field to exchange information and share experience, thus promoting the development of the field. 
The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to plastic and aesthetic surgery, such as plastic and aesthetic materials, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, head and neck surgery, microsurgery, laser treatment, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmoplasty, dentistry, psychology, social ethics, and other medical disciplines associated with the postoperative complications of plastic surgery. The journal particularly focuses on publishing research papers on plastic and aesthetic materials and aesthetic medicine. 
The journal publishes the following types of articles: Original Article, Review Article, Case Report, Editorial, Commentary, Research Highlight, Selected Photo/Photo-Archive, and others. Manuscripts with videos are welcome.


The journal is owned by OAE Publishing Inc.

Open Access

All articles published by PAR are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately from the date of publication. For further information, please refer to Open Access. Articles had been published under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported till October 2017, whereas the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) was further adopted afterwards. The CC BY allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials and is preferred by many research funding bodies. Under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution for any purposes, even commercially, provided that the users appropriately acknowledge the original authors and the source.
Authors retain the copyright of their works as well as the rights to make certain uses of the works.

Editorial Board

For more information about the editorial team, please refer to Editorial Board.

Editorial Policies

All manuscripts submitted to PAR should adhere to OAE's Editorial Policies.

Peer Review

The journal adheres to rigorous peer review process and undergoes single-blind peer review. For more details, please refer to Editorial Process and Peer Review Guidelines.

Publication Ethics Statement

Plastic and Aesthetic Research is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We fully adhere to its Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines.

The editors of this journal enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of Plastic and Aesthetic Research take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Journal Information and Statistics

  • Launch date: June 27, 2014 
  • Publication model: Open access 
  • ISSN 2349-6150 (Online), ISSN 2347-9264 (Print)
  • Digital archive: Portico  
  • Frequency: Continuously published 
  • DOI: 10.20517/2347-9264 


  • All articles published in PAR are included in:
  • Chaoxing "Domain" Publishing Platform 
  • Cite Factor 
  • CNKI 
  • DRJI 
  • EBSCO 
  • Eurasian Scientific Journal Index 
  • Google Scholar 
  • Hinari 
  • JournalGuide 
  • JournalTOCs 
  • J-Gate 
  • ResearchBib 
  • Root Indexing 
  • Wanfang Data 
  • Worldcat


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