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About the journal

1.     The Journal of Contemporary Dental Research is the official, peer-reviewed publication of Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital. It is published bi-annually, in May and December of every year.

2.     It is a portal for publishing the interests, clinical and research activity of the staffs and students of the college.

3.     To invite and publish works of competent authors on various areas of current interest.

4.     Manuscripts from the following areas of Dental specialization are welcome. Conservative Dentistry, Community Dentistry, Dental Biomaterials , Dental Traumatology, Endodontics , Esthetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Oral Epidemiology, Oral Biosciences , Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology , Orthodontics , Oral Radiology, Oral Rehabilitation, Pedodontics, Periodontology , Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry and Forensic Dentistry.

5.     The journal evinces interest in publishing scientific articles of CEBM level of evidence 1, 2 & 3. But for new authors, articles from CEBM level of evidence 4 is also welcome.

6.     The journal will be a portal to upgrade the publishing skills of the faculty.

7.     Updates from various literary events of the college shall be published.

 

The Editorial Process

A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to Journal of Contemporary Dental Research alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The journal expects that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.

Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in Journal of Contemporary Dental Research are sent to one or more expert reviewers. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team (section editor), who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online.

Authorship Criteria:

Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to each of the three components mentioned below: 

1.     Concept and design of study or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data;

2.     Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and

3.     Final approval of the version to be published.

Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Each contributor should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content of the manuscript. The order of naming the contributors should be based on the relative contribution of the contributor towards the study and writing the manuscript. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the contributors. The journal prescribes a maximum number of authors for manuscripts depending upon the type of manuscript, its scope and number of institutions involved . The authors should provide a justification, if the number of authors exceeds these limits.

Contribution Details:

Contributors should provide a description of contributions made by each of them towards the manuscript. Description should be divided in following categories, as applicable: concept, design, definition of intellectual content, literature search, clinical studies, experimental studies, data acquisition, data analysis, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript editing and manuscript review. Authors' contributions will be printed along with the article. One or more author should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole from inception to published article and should be designated as 'guarantor'.

Conflicts of Interest/ Competing Interests:

All authors of must disclose any and all conflicts of interest they may have with publication of the manuscript or an institution or product that is mentioned in the manuscript and/or is important to the outcome of the study presented. Authors should also disclose conflict of interest with products that compete with those mentioned in their manuscript.

Plagiarism:

Authors should note that: 

l copying verbatim text, tables or illustrations from any source (journal article, book, monographs, thesis, Internet/any electronic media or any other published or unpublished material) and passing it as ones own is considered plagiarism whether or not a reference to the copied portion is given. 

l listing the source of copied material under 'References' does not absolve the authors of plagiarism. 

l if a few lines of text are to be reproduced from any source, 'the author' and 'the source' must be clearly indicated in the text. The reproduced lines must be in italics and given within quotes. If it is a paragraph it must be slightly indented also. To reproduce large portions of text, permission from the copyright owner(s) must be obtained and submitted to the Journal. 

 To reproduce tables or illustrations, permission from the copyright owner(s) must be obtained and a copy of the permission letter must be submitted to the journal. The source must be clearly acknowledged below the table or illustration as required by the copyright owner(s).

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