Plagiarism and Misconduct

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry makes every action to meet the highest standards in publication ethics are upheld and takes all forms of misconduct seriously. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry reserves right to take all necessary actions based on the principles of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.

Here are some of the issues to be subjected as misconduct by Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry; plagiarism, authorship, duplicate submission and/or publication, self-plagiarism, affiliation misrepresentation, unethical research, undisclosed competing interests, image manipulation, data fabrication, peer review manipulation, citation manipulation. All the authors of the manuscript will be equally responsible for any kind of misconduct.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry makes every effort to ensure the highest standards in publication ethics are upheld and takes all forms of misconduct seriously. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry will take all necessary action in accordance with COPE guidelines. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry performs plagiarism check. The iThenticate plagiarism checker software is used for plagiarism detection and the acceptable similarity ratio is less than 20%. Any manuscript found to contain plagiarized material will not be considered for publication.

Authors should declare that the submitted manuscript is original and not under consideration elsewhere, and as such the detection of a duplicate submission or publication.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows to the authorship criteria defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Contemporary pediatric Dentistry defines the sub-components of authorship as follows: conception and design (essential for all authors) , acquisition of data,  interpretation of data, drafting article, revision article, final approval (essential for all authors). Authors should fill and each author should sign the Authorship statement, Copyright Transfer, Financial Disclosure, and Acknowledgement Permission Form (ACFAP form) which includes the authorship declaration during the submission. Authors should declare the authorship at the “Declarations” section located at the end of article. In case of any doubt, Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry will deal with authorship misconduct according to COPE guidelines. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry reserves right to contact to the authors’ institution for clarification.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry does not consider any manuscripts that are suspected of having an undisclosed competing interest.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly encourages authors to ensure all data contained within their manuscript is accurate and correctly represents their work. Authors should declare the data availability statement at the “Declarations” section located at the end of article

All peer reviewers at Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry are strongly advised to read and consider the COPE Ethical Guidelines for reviewers before accepting to review a manuscript and expected to treat any article and associated materials received in the course of the review as confidential. Any reviewer found to have committed misconduct by appropriating the work of others will be permanently removed from the peer review database and reported to their institution.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry interdicts any kind of inappropriately self-cite or inappropriately cite each other’s work or where editors or reviewers coerce authors to cite papers from their own previously published papers, without clear justification as to why those papers are necessary to cite.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry may request from the authors to submit proof of ethics committee certificate. In case of any doubt, the journal also reserves the right to be in touch with the approving committee for any further clarification.

In case of confirmation and/or doubt on any kind of misconduct, Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry reserves right to contact to the authors to let them have a valid explanation. In case of unacceptable explanation, the review or publication process will be finalized as rejection or retraction, respectively.