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Call for Papers

The IJOM is currently welcoming papers for two Special Issues:

“Current Practices in Orofacial/Oropharyngeal Myofunctional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea”, guest edited by Dr. Carlos O'Connor Reina, MD, PhD. Please see the Call for Papers for more information, or go directly to the special issue.

"Contemporary Approaches to Collaborative Management in Ankylofrenula", guest edited by Dr. Sharon Smart, SLP, PhD, and Dr. Raymond Tseng, DDS, PhD. Please see the Call for Papers for more information, or go directly to the special issue.

Overview of the IJOM

The International Journal of Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy (IJOM) has been dedicated to the study and management of orofacial myofunctional disorders since 1975. In December 2020, the International Association of Orofacial Myology's official journal introduced this digital open-access format, hosted by Digital Commons, an Elsevier platform. All papers published in the IJOM are openly available through this website and can be searched in the left sidebar.

In January 2022, the IJOM introduced continuous publishing, making accepted content immediately available. This homepage displays recent content by type of article. To browse a particular issue, go to "Select an issue" in the left sidebar's search window.

Note: There are no fees for submitting, processing, or publishing articles in the IJOM at this time. The Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and all reviewers are volunteers, and the costs associated with using the Digital Commons web platform and services are supported by the International Association of Orofacial Myology. To support this effort, please click on the Donate button on the left sidebar.

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Recent Content

From the Editor


Editor's Corner: Resignation
Patricia Taylor (2020)

Research Articles


The use of a myofunctional device in an aged care population for oral care and swallowing: A feasibility study
Hollie-Ann L. Shortland, Gwendalyn Webb, Anne E. Vertigan, and Sally Hewat (2023)


Functional nasal breathing rehabilitation: Effectiveness and feasibility of an online integrative breathing therapy protocol
Rosalba Courtney, Roger Engel, Sandra Grace, Anna Potts, Brooke Riordan, Kaitlyn Ireland, Courtney Osbourne, and Avinash Sukhtankar (2022)


Mental practice of lingual resistance and cortical plasticity in older adults: An exploratory fNIRS study
Erin Kamarunas, Sarah Szynkiewicz, Lindsay Griffin, Teresa Drulia, and Kelsey Murray (2022)

Research Notes


Virtual Baby: 3D model of the anatomy and physiology of sucking and swallowing in infants as an educational tool
Flávia Rebelo Puccini, Marina Gatti, Antônio de Castro Rodrigues, Silmara Rondon-Melo, Chao Lung Wen, Roberta Lopes de Castro Martinelli, and Giédre Berretin-Felix (2022)


Development of a concept for a mobile application to support orofacial myofunctional therapy
Christina Osen, Nicola Litke, Michel Wensing, and Aline Weis (2021)

Review Articles


What are we missing in adult obstructive sleep apnea clinical evaluation? Review of official guidelines
Eduardo J. Correa, Carlos O´Connor-Reina, Laura Rodriguez-Alcalá, Diego M. Conti, Alberto Rabino, Peter M. Baptista, Maria-Teresa Garcia-Iriarte, and Guillermo Plaza (2023)



Guidelines for successful online service delivery in orofacial myology
Charlotte A. Boshart, Sarah James, and Patricia K. Fisher (2020)


The importance of the freeway space in orofacial myofunctional therapy
Robert M. Mason, Honor Franklin, Patricia Grant, and Ellen B. Role (2020)

Case Reports


Muscle tension dysphonia in singers and professional speakers with ankyloglossia: Impact of treatment with lingual frenuloplasty and orofacial myofunctional therapy
Isabella Summersgill, Gloria Nguyen, Cullen Grey, Leyli Norouz-Knutsen, Robyn Merkel-Walsh, Christine Katzenmeir, Benjamin Rafii, and Soroush Zaghi (2023)

Literary Reviews

Conference Proceedings


Proceedings of the 2022 IAOM Convention
International Association of Orofacial Myology (2022)


Proceedings of the 2022 ICAP Conference
International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals (2022)