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Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to being a peer-reviewed, open-access journal focused on publishing original articles in all aspects of pediatric dentistry. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows the best practices and ethical standards set forth by the following organizations.

Creative Commons (CC)

Creative Commons (CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license permits authors (users) to:

Freely share (copy and redistribute material in any medium or format) under the following terms;

Attribution : Authors (users) must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. Authors may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses their use.

NonCommercial : Authors (users) may NOT use the material for commercial purposes.

NoDerivatives: If authors (users) remix, transform, or build upon the material, Authors may NOT distribute the modified material.


Crossref provides a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a forum for its members to discuss individual cases.

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)  provides the recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of scholarly work in medical journals.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that is unique to authors. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows the ORCID initiative and authors must provide their ORCID numbers at submission.