http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/OdontosOdovtos International Journal of Dental Sciences ISSN Impreso: 1659-1046 ISSN electrónico: 2215-3411

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Odovtos-Int. J. Dent. Sc. publishes articles in all fields of Oral, Craniofacial and Dental Sciences. We consider unpublished and original manuscripts with a prominent focus on critical and innovative data and information, promoting high clinical, academic and scientific research. Original Research articles based on laboratorial, biological and clinical experimental design are prioritized, while literature reviews and case reports has to provide a potential relevance to the field. Our journal will follow as much as possible the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in regard to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in dental/medical journals. Our journal offers Online-First publication, allowing frequent dissemination of its content. The articles must be original and unreleased.

WHY SUBMIT?

Odovtos ‚Äď International Journal of Dental Sciences compromises to disseminate their contents worldwide, through collaborations with several Dental Schools, online databases, index and repositories, website, social media, among others. All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed based solely on the criteria of quality, innovation and pertinence. The pre-publication process is brief due to online submission. Our journal does not charge an economic fee¬†for the editorial process, neither for publication. Moreover, Odovtos-Int. J. Dent. Sc. is an Online-First Journal, which allows frequent publication in Internet according to Open Access Initiative, favoring the diffusion of its content.

 

 

Section Policies

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Original Clinical Research Articles

Includes clinical research. This type of manuscript have a limit of 2500 words including Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. A total of 5-7 tables or figures must be accepted, avoid unnecessary use of color, a limit of 40 references is accepted.

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Literature Review Articles

These manuscripts generally emphasize recent development or innovative topics of high relevance to dental sciences over the last four years. Systematic reviews of relevant topics may be submitted, and meta-analyses only should be considered when a sufficient numbers of studies are available. This type of article has a limit of 3500 words, a total of 6 figures or tables and no more of 50 references.

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Clinical Case Reports

This article may report a clinical case or several cases with innovative technologies / procedures, or unique clinical significance to the field. We encouraged case reports with a concise literature background. Manuscripts have a limit of 3500 words (if includes literature review), otherwise no more than 1500 words and a maximum of 50 references.

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Original Laboratory Research Articles

Includes laboratorial, biological research. This type of manuscript have a limit of 2500 words including Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. A total of 5-7 tables or figures must be accepted, avoid unnecessary use of color, a limit of 40 references is accepted.

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New Perspectives Article

are submitted by invitation only and provide streamlined, mechanistic insight into the current state of the art in an innovative technology, topic or trend in the field of dental sciences. A perspective article is a brief description of timely topics, presenting a position or hypothesis on a basic science or clinical subject of relevant theme. It highlights directions for research and dental practice. The write up should not be more than 1500 words and could include figures or tables. There is a maximum of 5-8 references.

This article do not require of abstract and/or keywords

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Short Communication Article

These types of manuscript are concise articles-communications that aim to report new ideas, recent advances in the development of dental research by recognized authors in their respective field. Usually are submitted by invitation. Short communications do not cover in detail background information; rather they provide key pointers to the reader. The work reported needs to be innovative and significantly, advancing the state of the art. It is not intended to publish preliminary results. The manuscripts submitted have a limit of 1500 words, and could include figures or tables. It should have at least 10 references. Short communications are passed through peer review process.

This article do not require of abstract and/or keywords

 

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Letters to the Editor

Topics arising, brief discussions, research notes, and comments on a previously published research article may be sent for publication as Letters to the Editor which will be given high priority in publication and will ensure fast publication. It should be brief and to the point and should contain no more than 600-1000 words. There will be no peer-review of the content, but the Director or a member of the Editorial Board will assess it before publication. The aim of this section is to enhance the written scientific debate. 

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Special Issue: Clinical Dentistry

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted will be reviewed initially by the Editor-in-chief to assure that the article follow our scope, complies with author guidelines and for plagiarism checker. In case of any non-fulfillment, the Editor-in-Chief can decide to return the manuscript for their respective modification, or to Reject the article without appeal.

Once this first phase is completed, the articles are submitted to an evaluation process called "double blind" which is made by national and international experts outside the journal. The autors do not know who the reviewer is, and the editors and reviewers do not know the authors. The Editor-in-Chief assigned the article, in a double-blind manner, to an Associate Editor, a member of the Editorial Board and two external evaluators of our International Scientific Board or a external evaluator with expertise in the field. 

Based on the peer-review reports, the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor decide following the next criteria:

‚ÄĘ Article accepted

‚ÄĘ Article accepted with minor changes

‚ÄĘ Article is suitable for publication prior major¬†changes

‚ÄĘ Article rejected.

The second draft is overview by the Associate Editor in order to guarantee that the authors made the requested modifications. Therefore, in case that the author (s) decides to appeal any changes, the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor would consider their statements. Finally, the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board has the final word on acceptance. The entire process delay in about 3-8 weeks. Take in consideration that our reject rate is approximately of 55%.

 

Publication Frequency

Odovtos ‚Äď International Journal of Dental Sciences traditionally was published annually (December) since its first edition. However, as part of the improvements in our journal, the Editorial Team renovate and render to Multilanguage publication since 2014‚Äôs Edition, which was delayed due to different administrative issues occurred.

However, the current staff acquires the commitment to initiate quarterly publication (April, August & December), beginning in 2015.  Since 2015, the accepted articles will be published as soon as they are ready as individual items, by adding them to Online First.

 

Open Access Policy

Our journal agrees with the norms of the Open Access Initiative, every published paper can be read or download from this website. There is no article processing charges (APCs).

 

Archiving

Our journal enable LOCKSS to store and distribute journal content

 

Creative Commons License

Odovtos -Int J Dent Sc endoses to  CC-BY-NC.

Attribution (BY- NC) ¬†‚ÄĒ (BY) You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. (NC) You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

Reconocimiento (BY - NC) - (BY) Debe reconocer adecuadamente la autoría, proporcionar un enlace a la licencia e indicar si se han realizado cambios.  Puede hacerlo de cualquier manera razonable, pero no de una manera que sugiera que tiene el apoyo del licenciador o lo recibe por el uso que hace. (NC) No puede utilizar el material para una finalidad comercial.

 

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Publication ethics and Malpractice Statement

Odovtos -International Journal of Dental Sciences publishes articles in all fields of Oral, Craniofacial and Dental Sciences. We consider unpublished and original manuscripts with a prominent focus on critical and innovative data and information, promoting high clinical, academic and scientific research. Our journal follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in regard to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in dental/medical journals.

Our journal complies with a double-blind peer review process in which our editorial board assure that the article follow the journal scope, complies with author guidelines and for plagiarism checker. In case of any non-fulfillment, the Editor-in-Chief can decide to return the manuscript for their respective modification, or to Reject the article without appeal in cases of scientific misconduct.

Odovtos - Int. J. Dent. Sc looks after the fulfillment of the national and international ethic norms during the process of publication. In order to achieve this, the journal follows the norms of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and employs the Turnitin system to detect plagiarism. Plagiarism will be understood under the concept of the identical copy of a part of a text en which the source is not specifically identified. In the same way, paraphrasing should be properly cited. If plagiarism is detected, our journal will follow the information provided by COPE in the next link: http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts

Scientific misconduct includes but is not necessarily limited to data fabrication; data falsification including deceptive manipulation of images; and plagiarism. When scientific misconduct is alleged, or concerns are otherwise raised about the conduct or integrity of work described in submitted or published papers, the editorial board would initiate an appropriate investigation and may choose to publish an expression of concern pending the outcomes of those procedures. If the procedures involve an investigation at the authors’ institution, the editor should seek to discover the outcome of that investigation, notify readers of the outcome if appropriate, and if the investigation proves scientific misconduct, publish a retraction of the article. There may be circumstances in which no misconduct is proven, but an exchange of letters to the editor could be published to highlight matters of debate to readers.

In cases proved of misconduct, a retraction would be necessary. The retraction and original article would be linked in both directions and the retracted article would be clearly labelled as retracted in all its forms (Abstract, full text, PDF). The text of the retraction would explain the reasons of retraction and include a complete citation reference to that article. Retracted articles would remain in the public domain and be clearly labelled as retracted. All this procedures would be executed according to ICMJE http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/publishing-and-editorial-issues/scientific-misconduct-expressions-of-concern-and-retraction.html.

Some of the responsibilities of the participants are:

Editors: Supervise the processes of publication by following the highest ethical standards. Make sure the articles are revised by specialists in the matter. Clearly inform about the norms of publication.

Authors: Present the results of processes of investigation in a transparent, rigorous and ethical manner, assuming the responsibility for said published investigation. Authors will also have to describe their methods of investigation in such way that the scientific community can corroborate or replicate the data. Autors must avoid sending simultaneously the manuscript to two or more journals. Disclosure of funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest, if any, or declaring about conflicts of interest. Also, every author must participate in the retractions and/or correction of mistakes required by the editorial board. All authors are responsible to approved the final version of each work before publication. It is important that every author is responsible to disclosure any financial support for the realization of each work. Odovtos ‚Äď IJDS reminds that is forbidden that any author or authors group begin the publication process if the same work was already submitted to any other journal, or if the results were already published

Reviewers: They compromise to inform about possible fraud or plagiarism regarding the evaluated investigations. Also, reviewers will abstain from using the information in the manuscripts that they will review until these are published. They will evaluate the articles rigorously, objectively and in the time settled. They will place their comments aiming to improve the quality of the manuscript.

 * Odovtos assures a double blind review in the same conditions as others authors, in articles submitted to our journal in which are included some or one of our members of the editorial board. In such cases the editor in chief would send the article to foreign reviewers in a double-blind manner. If our editor-in-chief is part of any article submitted, he/she would be separated from the process, and the peer review process would be done by a associate editor.  Moreover, Odovtos encouraged the punlication of high-quality impact research in all dental sciences, and guarantees a transparent peer review process to all authors.

 

Conflict of interest

Authors submitting their articles to Odovtos - IJDS  are required to declare any potential conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest are those that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on the presentation, review and publication of their work with a financial, non-financial, professional or personal conflict. An example could be downloaded in ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/.

 

Complaint Process

Odovtos - International Journal of Dental Sciences reminds that in any case of complaint is necessary to send an official complaint to the editor-in-chief and editorial board to the following emails: jessie.reyes@ucr.ac.cr and odovtos.fo@ucr.ac.cr.

Every complaint received would be serously investigated according to our malpractice statement. Please be attentive to receive our confirmatio email in which we would describe the manner of the investigation of your complaint.

If your complaint is about scientific misconduct, please assure to look our item : Publication ethics and Malpractice Statement.

 

 



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