Focus and Scope

The mission of the J Oral Res. is to publish: original articles, systematic and narrative reviews of the literature, study protocols, research hypotheses, case reports and letters to the Editor related to all areas of Dentistry: clinical, basic science, epidemiology, translational and applied research, as well as other related specialties in the oral and maxillofacial territory.

 

Section Policies

Editorials

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Perspectives

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Comments

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Hypotheses

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Communications

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Articles

 

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Cases

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Protocols

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Overviews

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Reviews

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Methods

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Miscellaneous

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Peer Review Process

Peer-review process, from the date of receipt until the first editorial decision, will take no more than 30 calendar days, with an average of 16 calendar days.

All communications, except for Letters to the Editor, will be submitted to peer-review.

Manuscripts that do not meet any of the requirements stated herein will be returned for correction before being evaluated.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 2 experts from outside of the Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Concepción.

Reviewers may suggest rejection, minor changes, major changes or acceptance. Reviewers’ comments will be submitted along with the editorial decision.

- For minor changes, the manuscript will be accepted once it includes the requested changes, with no need for new reviewers.

- For major changes, the modified manuscript will be evaluated by one of the initial reviewers in order to maintain the consistency and fluidity of the process.

- Rejection is definitive and resubmission is not allowed.

Accepted papers will be immediately published online in the “Early View” section at the website, http://www.joralres.com, and included in the first available issue according to the needs of the Journal.

 

Publication Frequency

J Oral Res. publish one volume with six issues per year in the last week of February, April, June, August, October and December.

Accepted papers will be immediately published online in the “Early View” section at the website, http://www.joralres.com, and included in the first available issue according to the needs of the Journal.

 

 

Open Access Policy

J Oral Res. will provide readers with immediate free access to all published content.

 

Ethics statement

Research integrity is an essential aspect for the Journal of Oral Research. In order to achieve this aspect, a code of conduct must be respected by all actors involved in the editorial process of the journal: authors, reviewers, the publisher and the editor.

This statement is based on the recommendations made by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available on http://publicationethics.org/resources/, which sets minimum standards of behavior for all actors involved in the process. Journal of Oral Research expects all actors apply reasonable safeguards beyond this statement in order to assure research integrity.

 

Duties of the Editor.

  • The Editor is accountable and should take responsibility for everything published in the Journal of Oral Research.
  • The Editor should make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process.
  • The Editor should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting.
  • The Editor should champion freedom of expression.
  • The Editor should strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
  • The Editor should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.
  • The Editor should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct.
  • The Editor should critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals.
  • Peer reviewers and authors should be told what is expected of them.
  • The Editor should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.
  • The Editor should have an appeals process to handle any complaint of authors and reviewers.
  • The Editor should preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

 

Duties of the Publisher. (Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Concepción).

  • The Publisher should work with the Editor to set the journal policies appropriately with respect to: Research Ethics, Authorship, Transparency and Integrity, Peer Review, Appeals and Complaints.
  • The Publisher should respect the privacy of research participants, authors, peer reviewers and any person involved in the process.
  • The Publisher should protect the intellectual property and copyright published by the journal.
  • The Publisher should foster the editorial Independence.
  • The Publisher should publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions.
  • The Publisher should publish content on a timely basis.

 

Duties of Authors.

  • Authors should assure that research being reported have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Authors should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
  • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • Authors should assure that authorship of research publications accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • Authors should disclose all funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest.

 

Duties of Reviewers.

  • Reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner.
  • Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal.
  • Reviewers should not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage or to disadvantage or discredit others.
  • Reviewers should declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest.
  • Reviewers should not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations.
  • Reviewers should be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments.
  • Reviewers should acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavor and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner.
  • Reviewers should provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise.
  • Reviewers should recognize that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct.

 

Conflict of interest

All authors should disclose all funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest.

All reviewers should declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest.

The Editor will handle any conflicts of interest following the Ethics Statement of the journal.

 

Human and animal rights, and Informed consent

All papers submitted to the Journal of Oral Research involving humans, animals, organs and/or tissues, must comply with the Declaration of Helsinki and the Ethics Statement of the journal.

The patient should not be identified by names or initials in the illustrations. A copy of the authorization of the patient and/or tutor (Informed Consent) must be sent for case reports.

Clinical trials must include the approval number or code of the Bioethics Committee and its registration in an international and publicly accessible database (ClinicalTrials.gov, Rebec, ANZCTR or other) in the “Methodology” section.

 

Article processing charges (APC).

Journal of Oral Research has neither processing fees nor publication fees.



Corresponding: Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Concepción, Chile. Roosevelt 1550, Concepción, Chile. Phone +56-41-2204232 - Fax +56-41-2243311- Mailbox 160-C, Concepción, Chile. E-mail journal@joralres.com.