The Italian Journal of Dental Medicine is an open access quarterly journal publishing original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas of dentistry. The journal provides relevant information for researchers, scientists, students of dentistry and practitioners with the ultimate goal of promoting oral health.
The Italian Journal of Dental Medicine is published on a quarterly basis, cover dates being: March, June, September and December.
The Italian Journal of Dental Medicine operates with double-blind peer review.
Submission and publication of articles in the Italian Journal of Dental Medicine are free of charge.
The Italian Journal of Dental Medicine selects only original papers; the Editors believe in ethical writing and endeavor to check that papers before being published in the Italian Journal of Dental Medicine are exempt from plagiarism.
Access to the contents of the Italian Journal of Dental Medicine is open and free to registered users: this is our small contribution to global exchange of knowledge.
The aim is to foster dissemination and sharing of knowledge on state-of-the-art research, clinical updating, interdisciplinary techniques in the various fields of dentistry and ultimately contribute to the growth of the research community.
Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of our articles, available in open access under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- Article can be viewed separately as an abstract or can be downloaded as Full-text PDF, and Full-text HTML.
- Articles can be furthermore viewed at Google Scholar which is a global house of quality research and citations.
Further details are described in the journal’s Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.
AIM AND SCOPE
The aim and scope of the Italian Journal of Dental Medicine is to promote research and report the most important developments in all areas of dentistry. The Journal focuses on the publication of scientific articles, reviews, case reports and clinical techniques.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
The review process is inspired by COPES’s Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Only original papers written in English language are considered by the Editors, who will assess them according to the principles of Peer Review expressed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
Each article is assigned to an Associate Editor, who will establish its appropriateness for the journals’ readership. Articles are reviewed by at least two external referees up to a maximum of three, chosen among experts in the field and who have agreed to provide a rapid assessment. It is a double-blind peer review.
Every effort will be made to notify the editorial comments within 2 months of submission.
In case Referees request a revision of the article, only one revised version will be considered for further appraisal.
Only those who are actively involved in the work should be named as authors and this will normally be up to 5 authors. Multiple authors, over and above 5, must be justified. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship.
PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS AND ANIMALS RESEARCH
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. Similarly, when reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate that these were carried out according to institutional and/or national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.
This must be reported explicitly under Design and Methods.
Patients have a right to privacy: that should not be infringed without the patient (or parent or guardian) written informed consent for publication. When informed consent has been obtained, it should be indicated in the published article.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that could bias his/her actions. These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. Here are a few instances of potential conflicts: ownership of stocks, stock options or shares in companies that may be affected by publication of the paper; employment by any organization that may be affected by publication of the paper; patents or patent applications whose value may be affected by publication of the paper; consultation fees paid from companies that may be affected by publication of the paper; lecture fees from companies that may reasonably appear to be affected by publication of the paper; institutional research support by commercial firms or private organizations with a proprietary or financial interest in the outcome of the research; any other relationship that could be viewed as creating a potential conflict of interest and/or embarrass the author were it to become publicly known after the paper is published.
Authors are therefore requested to state that no conflict of interest exists.
Submission of an article for publication in the Italian Journal of Dental Medicine implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the publisher upon acceptance. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Italian Journal of Dental Medicine.
However, articles are available in open access under Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Access to the journal’s contents is free of charge (the only requirement is to be a registered user, which is again free of charge) in order to support greater citation of published works.