Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

FOCUS & SCOPE

  • We provide an International & Peer reviewed platform for doctors from all fields of Medical & Dental science to publish their General Reviews, Research Briefs, Systematic review updates, Meta-Analysis, Commentaries, Methodologies, Protocols, Book Reviews, Personal Viewpoints, Surveys & Letters

  • We intend to provide an opportunity to authors to publish unique, knowledge dispensing, high quality reviews

  • We are a CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED online journal and we publish articles instantly once accepted.

  • The journal also aims to ensure that the results of all well-conducted systematic reviews are published, regardless of their outcome.

  • With the growing need for time bound publications we aim to considerably restrict the number of days taken to review your submissions and its subsequent publication.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

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Methodologies

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Briefs

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Protocol

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Survey

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter to the Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Commentary

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View Point

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each manuscript submitted to International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews if found to be suitable will be sent to atleast 3 reviewers for peer reviewing

"A DOUBLE BLINDED PEER REVIEW PROCESS IS STRICTLY FOLLOWED"

The reviewer comments shall be intimated to the corresponding authors email

The corresponding author should resubmit the manuscript with the corrections within 5 days

Each Manuscript shall be evaluated on the following basis:

1. The originality of its contribution

2. The soundness of its theory and methodology

3. The coherence of its analysis

4. Its ability to communicate to readers (Grammar & style)

 

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews is an International, Indexed, Peer reviewed, continuously updated online journal

Once the article is accepted and the proof reading is complete, the article will be published immediately.

All correspondence is to the email provided by the corresponding author

 

Open Access Policy

International Journal of Contemporary Dental and Medical Reviews is an open access publication which means that all published manuscripts are freely available for unlimited access.

Open access publishing provides immediate, worldwide free access to all published manuscripts. Readers can view, download, print, and redistribute any article without any financial barrier, enabling greater distribution of an article at IJCDMR

Once published, the article will be made free to read and reuse upon publication under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license 4.0

The publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges covers the costs of manuscript processing, online availability, hosting and archiving.

IJCDMR provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Brief Overview

International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews is a peer reviewed continuously updated, online journal which publishes General Reviews, Research Briefs, Systematic review updates, Meta-Analysis, Commentaries, Methodologies, Protocols, Book Reviews, Personal Viewpoints, Surveys & Letters encompassing all clinical specialities.

IJCDMR publishes high quality review manuscripts from all fields of Medicine & Dentistry including allied health sciences like Physiotherapy, Nursing & Pharmacy

 

 

Indexing & Abstracting

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Plagiarism Note

International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews (IJCDMR) strictly wishes to communicate to all its readers, contributors, authors and co-authors and other concerned not to indulge in any form of plagiarism. The Editorial Board and the Review Committee has decided to take a Serious View in the above matter and shall resort to appropriate action as and when required.

IJCDMR published by INSPUBLISHERS is a member of CrossCheck by CrossRef and iThenticate. iThenticate is a plagiarism screening service that verifies the originality of content submitted before publication. iThenticate checks submissions against millions of published research papers, and billions of web content. Authors, researchers and freelancers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting www.ithenticate.com


 

 

IJCDMR is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.


Duplicate Submission

Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.


Citation Manipulation

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.

 

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.

 

Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

 

Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.

 

Sanctions

In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by INS Publishers, the following sanctions will be applied:

Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript

Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by INS Publishers by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript.

Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to any journal published by INS Publishers, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for the entire lifetime.

Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal published by INS Publishers

In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly egregious, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above. Plagiarized and fraudulent published data will lead to withdrawal and removal of the article.

 

 

 

Article Processing Charges

IJCDMR has no submission/processing/publication charges and is solely committed to the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

IJCDMR is an open access journal. Open access charges allow publishers to make the published material available for free to all interested online visitors.

 

 

Article Submission Charges

There are no article submission/processing/publication charges at IJCDMR. Authors are free to submit as many manuscripts as they desire

 

 

Waiver Policy

Not Applicable - There are no article submission charges or article reviewing charges at IJCDMR

 

 

 

Machine-readable CC licensing information

IJCDMR embeds machine-readable CC licensing information in its article metadata

All Published PDF's will carry this information: (PROVIDED BELOW IS A SAMPLE TEXT)

Copyright © 2016 Farhan Durrani, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Common Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms

 

Permissions/ Conflict of interest policy /Copyright

Incessant Nature Science (INS) Publishers journals group has a transparent publications policy and adheres in principle to the Conflict of Interest policy recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). INS Journals  does not discriminate on the basis of the source of material submitted, provided full disclosure is provided and appropriate declaration of interest statements and acknowledgments are included in published manuscripts. Thus, we require that authors/submitters include comprehensive ‘Declaration of Interest’ and ‘Acknowledgements’ sections in submitted articles. All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. It is the sole responsibility of authors to disclose any affiliation with any organization with a financial interest, direct or indirect, in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript (such as consultancies, employment, paid expert testimony, honoraria, speakers bureaus, retainers, stock options or ownership, patents or patent applications or travel grants) that may affect the conduct or reporting of the work submitted. All sources of funding for research are to be explicitly stated. If uncertain as to what might be considered a potential conflict of interest, authors should err on the side of full disclosure.

More specifically, we request for the following:  

  • All relevant potential conflicts of interest for each named author and/or a statement of no-conflicts if there are none relevant to the contents of the article for any author(s).  

  • Disclosure of how the article is funded, and specifically, the disclosure of any and all pharmaceutical company funding (partial or total) OR a statement that there was no involvement of a pharmaceutical/other company (if this is the case).  

  • Comprehensive explanation of the role of the sponsors in article preparation (if the article is sponsored in part or whole).  

  • Disclosure of any medical writing/editorial assistance with the preparation of the article (the medical communication agency and the individuals involved need to be named).


INS Journals also strictly requires that all individuals who meet authorship criteria as per ICMJE requirements are included as authors on an article.  

Contributions from individuals who do not qualify for authorship should be acknowledged in the ‘Acknowledgments’ section. This should include details (with professional affiliations) of any other contributorship, such as data analysis, statistics, data collection, technical assistance, special thanks, personal assistance, and dedications.  

The ‘Declaration of Interest’ and ‘Acknowledgements’ sections will be made available to reviewers and will appear in the published article. Please note that the Editor(s) or Publisher can make or suggest changes to these statements where necessary. If any potential conflicts of interest are found to have been withheld following publication, the journal will proceed according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidance.  

The intent of this policy is not to prevent authors with any particular relationship or interest from publishing their work, but rather to adopt transparency such that reviewers, editors, the publisher, and most importantly, readers can make objective judgements concerning the work product. 

Once published, the article will be made free to read and reuse upon publication under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license 4.0

The published article can be distributed under the terms of the Creative Common Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms


COPYRIGHT

Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license 4.0, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.


Copyright of Material

As the author of your manuscript, you are responsible for obtaining permissions to use material owned by others. Since the permission-seeking process can be time-consuming, it is wise to request permission as soon as possible.

 

 

Ethics in Journal Publishing

IJCMDR is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements

This section is designed to help everyone engaged in the journal publication process; namely, editors, authors, and manuscript reviewers and referees.  

We are confident that unambiguous and consistent guidelines will enhance the quality of published research, and ensure a process is in place to respond to a situation where ethics may have been transgressed.  

 

Editors 

We ask editors to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for those submitted manuscripts they deem worthy of consideration by peer review.

  1. Unbiased consideration should be given to each manuscript, judging each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author.
  2. Manuscripts should be dealt with and processed with reasonable speed and efficiency.
  3. Editors have sole responsibility for the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript. While an editor may seek guidance via peer review, she or he may reject a manuscript without review if considered inappropriate for the journal.
  4. The peer-review process must be confidential and rendered anonymous.
  5. Conflicts of interest must be declared.
  6. If an editor receives a challenge to the authenticity of a published article, she or he will consult with INS Journals, and where appropriate members of the editorial board, in confidence. Where the editor and INS Journals subsequently secure evidence that authenticity has been compromised, in any of the following ways – the main substance of a published article is erroneous; the article contains material which has not been properly acknowledged or cited; the article's authorship is incorrect or incomplete; or the article contains a libel – the editor and INS Journals will facilitate publication of an appropriate correction, a Statement of Retraction, or, in extremis, the withdrawal and removal of the article.

 

Authors  

  1. Authors must present an accurate account of the research performed, and offer an objective discussion of its significance.
  2. The article must contain sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information to permit the author's peers to repeat the work.
  3. Authors must cite all relevant references.
  4. Authors must identify any hazards inherent in conducting the research.
  5. Authors must declare conflicts of interest.
  6. Authors must avoid fragmenting research to maximize the number of articles submitted.
  7. Authors must not submit the same or similar articles to any other journal or publication medium.
  8. While an experimental or theoretical study may sometimes justify criticism of the work of another scientist, in no circumstances is personal criticism appropriate.
  9. "Co-authors" are defined as any person who has made a significant scientific contribution to the work reported, and who shares responsibility and accountability for the results.  

    We require that, prior to publication; authors sign a set of warranties to these effects via a Copyright Transfer Form. If appropriate, authors should also ensure that patient consent is sort and granted.

 

Referees and Peer Reviewers 

We ask referees and peer reviewers to make every reasonable effort to ensure the following criteria are taken into account for those submitted manuscripts they have agreed to peer review:

  1. Unbiased consideration should be given to each manuscript, judging each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author.
  2. Manuscripts should be dealt with and processed with reasonable speed and efficiency.
  3. The quality of the manuscript, and its experimental and theoretical work, its interpretations, and its exposition, will be judged objectively.
  4. The peer-review process will be kept confidential.
  5. Conflicts of interest must be declared.
  6. Referees' judgments must be explained and supported. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported must be accompanied by the relevant citation, and unsupported assertions must be avoided.
  7. While the review of a manuscript may justify criticism, even severe criticism, under no circumstances is personal or malicious criticism of the author appropriate or acceptable.

 

Post-publication correction policy

The moment an article is published (even if only online) it enters the scientific literature as the "version of scholarly record" and becomes a fixed-state document available for citation by other journal articles. In consequence, INS Journals does not allow amendments to articles after publication, other than by means of publishing an erratum or corrigendum.

If journal articles were to become subject to continued revision after initial publication they would no longer play the role of "the minutes of science", which capture the authors’ conclusions at a specific point of time. 

There are some exceptions to this rule; particularly cases where we may consider it permissible to correct errors in an Early Online/Online First (ahead of print) article prior to its publication in a print issue. Examples include: 

  1. Spelling errors in the article metadata may be corrected, for example author names, article title or keywords.
  2. Updates to the corresponding author's contact information if it has changed since submission (although the affiliation line should still reflect the author’s institution at the point of submission).
  3. Poor resolution or black & white figures may be replaced by high resolution or colour versions of the same graphic.
  4. "In press" references can be updated with the final citation information.

Significant changes to Early Online articles will normally be accompanied by a Notice of Correction at the end of the reference section detailing post-publication amendments.

Once an article appears in an issue, the option for further amendments is closed off entirely and details such as the corresponding author’s contact information or "in press" reference citations are locked down permanently. 

 

 

Advertising Policy

We accept offers for online advertisement

Contact: editor.ijcdmr@gmail.com

 

 

CrossMark Policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of an article or other published content. By applying the CrossMark logo, International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews (IJCDMR) is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Clicking the CrossMark logo on a document will tell you its current status and may also give you additional publication-record information about the document.

For more information on CrossMark, please visit the CrossMark site.

IJCDMR content that will have the CrossMark logo is restricted to current and future journal content and is limited to specific publication types.

Correction and Retraction Policies

IJCDMR is committed to uphold the integrity of the literature and publishes Errata, Expressions of Concerns or Retraction Notices dependent on the situation and in accordance with the COPE Retraction Guidelines. In all cases, these notices are linked to the original article.

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