Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Objective, the Journal of Research in Dentistry is a bimonthly publication which aims to to bring to light scientific and technologic advances, following quality guidelines and peer reviews of relevance to the entire dental scientific community as well as related specialties from local, regional, national and international sources.


Section Policies


Política padrão de seção

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The original text will primarily be evaluated according to instructions provided to the authors. Manuscripts that do not fulfill those requirements will be kept on the SEER platform and will not be forwarded to the ad hoc reviewers. Manuscripts that fulfill the requirements will be passed onto our editors for assessment of scientific merit. Successful texts at this stage will be referred onto two previously appointed ad hoc reviewers from different universities or institutions, who will blind-review the manuscripts, i.e., the identity of the authors and editors will be anonymized.


Publication Frequency



Open Access Policy

This Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that scientific knowledge freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Ethical principles and registration of clinical trials

Experimental procedures in humans and animals

The Journal of Research in Dentistry reassures the principles incorporated in the Helsinky Declaration and insists that all research involving human beings, in the event of publication in this journal, be conducted in conformity with such principles and others specified in the respective ethics committees of authors’ institution. In the case of experiments with animals, such ethical principles must also be followed. When surgical procedures in animals were used, the authors should present, in the Material and Methods section, evidence that the dose of a proper substance was adequate to produce anesthesia during the entire surgical procedure. All experiments conducted in human or animals must accompany a description, in the Material and Methods section, that the study was approved by the respective Ethics Committee of authors’ affiliation and provide the number of the protocol approval.
Papers presenting clinical trials or clinical studies in human volunteers or in animals must contain the Ethical Committee approval of the reports of the results presented for publication as mandatory supplementary file.

Clinical Trial Registration - International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)

The Journal of Research in Dentistry supports the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the registration of clinical trials. The journal recognizes the importance of such initiatives for the registration and international publication of clinical studies with an open access. Therefore, the Journal of Research in Dentistry will publish only those clinical trials that have previously received an identification number, the ISRCTN, validated by the criteria established by the WHO and ICMJE. The WHO defines clinical trials as "any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. Interventions include but are not restricted to drugs, cells and other biological products, surgical procedures, radiologic procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, process-of-care changes, preventive care, etc".
Manuscripts presenting clinical trials in human volunteers must be submitted with the following mandatory supplementary files:
• CONSORT 2010 checklist (http://www.consort-statement.org/);
• registration number of the research in a database that meets the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
• Suggestions: for Brazilian authors: http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br/
• Suggestions for Brazilian and non-Brazilian authors: http://www.controlled-trials.com/ (ISRCTN) or http://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov.
The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board reserve the right to refuse manuscripts that show no clear evidence that the methods used were not appropriate for experiments in humans or animals.

The submission form, signed by ALL the authors, must be submitted as a supplementary file containing the following text:

By signing the Submission Form, the authors state:

Copyright transfer: In the event of publication of the above mentioned manuscript, we, the authors, transfer to the Journal of Research in Dentistry all rights and interest of the manuscript. This document applies to translations and any preliminary presentation of the contents of the manuscript that has been accepted, but yet not published. If any authorship modification occurs after submission, a document with of agreement of all authors is required to be kept by the Editor-in-Chief. Exclusion of authors may only be accepted by his/her own request.

Responsibilities of the authors:

I hereby state that:
The content is original and does not consist of plagiarism or fraud;
The work is not under consideration or will be submitted to other journal until a final decision is issued by this journal;
I have effectively contributed to this work and am familiar with its contents;
I have read the final version and assume the responsibility for its contents. I understand that if the work, or part of it, is considered deficient or a fraud, I take shared responsibility with the other authors.

Release of conflict of interest:

All my affiliations, corporate or institutional, and all sources of financial support to this research are properly acknowledged, except when mentioned in a separate letter. I certify that do not have any commercial or associate interest that represents a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.
PRINT NAME:_____________ SIGNATURE:__________ DATE:_____



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- Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI)