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Aims and Scope

An international forum for researchers and clinicians in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery

ORL contains concise, original scientific papers of interest for both clinicians and researchers in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery. Contributions drawn from the basic sciences cover new knowledge on the anatomy, pathology, pathophysiology, immunology, and tumor biology of the head and neck and the auditory and vestibular system, the salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, and of the organs of the upper respiratory and digestive tract. The practical value of the journal is accentuated by reports of clinical progress in diagnosis and therapy. ORL also hosts The Smell and Taste Corner, a section dedicated to the field of chemosensory issues: olfaction, taste, and intranasal and oral perception.

Bibliographic Details

Journal Abbreviation: ORL
ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
e-ISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)
DOI: 10.1159/issn.0301-1569


Listed in bibliographic services, including:
PubMed | US National Library of Medicine
MEDLINE | US National Library of Medicine
Web of Science | Clarivate Analytics
Science Citation Index Expanded | Clarivate Analytics
Current Contents - Clinical Medicine | Clarivate Analytics
BIOSIS Previews | Clarivate Analytics
Google Scholar | Google
Chemical Abstracts Service | American Chemical Society
Scopus | Elsevier
Embase | Elsevier
Pathway Studio | Elsevier
Academic Search | EBSCO
STM Source | EBSCO
Health Research Premium Collection | ProQuest
Medical Database | ProQuest
Health & Medical Collection | ProQuest
ProQuest Central | ProQuest
WorldCat | OCLC


Founded 1938 as 'Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica' by J. Berberich and E. Schlittler, continued by L. Rüedi 1947–1970, E. Huizinga 1948–1970, C.R. Pfaltz 1968–1984, W. Arnold 1985–2002, continued 1972 as 'ORL'
Incorporating 'Oto-Rhino-Laryngologia Nova' (access to articles published 1998–2002/2003)

Vol. 1-33 (1938-1971) were published under the journal's former title Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica. Incorporating Oto-Rhino-Laryngologia Nova: Access to articles published 1998-2002/2003.
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