Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry is an established international, scientific, open access, online-only journal. This journal provides an open-access forum for the exchange of information about contemporary, new, and significant research in pediatric dentistry throughout the world. The scope is therefore broad, ranging from original research articles, case reports, reviews, editorial comments, and letters to the editor within all aspects of pediatric dentistry including education, practice and research. The journal is published in three times in every year (April, August, and December), and its publication language is English. The journal does not have article processing charges or article submission charges. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry performs double blind reviewing, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the review process. At least two reviewers are needed for peer review. All type of submissions to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry is subjected to peer-review.

The editorial and publication process of the Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows the principles of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry accepts manuscripts which are performed under the principles of international ethical guidelines. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry is committed to the highest standards of research and publication ethics. If ethical misconduct is suspected, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication ethics. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry reserves right to take all necessary actions based on the principles of COPE guidelines. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry reserves right to take all necessary actions based on the principles of these guidelines. Author(s) have full responsibility for all the statements in their study. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry accepts only submissions which fit to journal’s Author Guidelines. Manuscripts which do not follow the format and style of the journal may be returned to the authors for initial revision or rejected. The journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication.

Responsibilities of Authors

By submitting a manuscript to the Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry, the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows to the authorship criteria defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors should fill and each author should sign the Authorship statement, Copyright Transfer, Financial Disclosure, and Acknowledgement Permission Form (ACFAP) during the submission.

When submitting an article to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry, authors agree to transfer all copyright ownership, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, to Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry. All authors must sign the ACFAP form including the copyright transfer agreement statement.

Authors should declare acknowledgements, conflict of interest statement, ethics statement, informed consent, author contributions, funding, and data availability at the “Declarations” section located at the end of article. All authors must have seen and approved the final version of the article, agreed to its publication and signed the ACFAP form. In case of need a change in a published article in Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry, he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the journal editorial office.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly suggests authors to visit the following pages to get more information in detail regarding journal’s policies, authorship criteria, author guidelines and submission process:

https://contemppediatrdent.org/journal-policies/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/author-guidelines/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/authorship/

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry gives highly importance on the comments and suggestions of reviewers to reach its publication quality. Being a reviewer in the Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry is voluntarily. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry requests the reviewers to send their reports within 14 days. If additional time is need, reviewer(s) should directly contact to the Editorial Office (info@contemppediatrdent.org).

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry not only asks the Reviewers to provide the Editor(s) with the information needed to reach a decision but also to instruct the authors to help the paper to be strengthened. Negative review should explain to the authors the major weaknesses of their manuscript and guide how to improve the manuscript. We also welcome confidential comments to the editor.

All data and submission files obtained during review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal use.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly suggests reviewers to visit the following pages to get more information in detail regarding journal’s policies, peer review policy and reviewer guidelines:

https://contemppediatrdent.org/journal-policies/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/peer-review-policy/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/reviewer-guidelines/

Responsibilities of Editors

The Editor-in-Chief has all responsibility for final decision of a submitted manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief consults with the associate editors and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions. Editors of Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry must follow the journal’s policies.

Editors are responsible for keeping integrity of double blind review process. Editorial decisions must be done in an objective and scientific basis. Decisions must not be affected by the origins of nationality, ethnicity, race or similar characteristics of the authors. Decisions must not also be affected local governments or agencies. Editors should keep any information regarding submitted manuscript confidential and should not share with anyone other than the reviewers, potential reviewers, editors, and the publisher. Editor-in-Chief should protect the integrity of the published articles and should take all necessary action in accordance with COPE guidelines in case of plagiarism and misconduct.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly suggests editors to visit the following pages to get more information in detail regarding journal’s policies, editorial policy, publishing policy, publication ethics and malpractice statement, plagiarism and misconduct policy, peer review policy, and financial and competing interest policy:

https://contemppediatrdent.org/journal-policies/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/publication-ethics-and-malpractice-statement/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/publishing-policy/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/plagiarism-and-misconduct/

https://contemppediatrdent.org/peer-review-policy/


Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry mainly follows the rules of the Committee on the Publication Ethics (COPE). Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly encourages each partner including in the publishing process including the editors, reviewers, authors and publishers to agree on the principles of international ethical rules.

All research published in Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry must have been conducted according to international and local guidelines ensuring ethically conducted research.  Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry is committed to the highest standards of research and publication ethics. If ethical misconduct is suspected, the journal reserves the right to act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication ethics. The editorial and publication process of the Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry also follows the following guidelines:

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

Declaration of Helsinki

Human and Animal Studies

The authors should follow the relevant guidelines and regulations of the ethics committee and declare that they have conducted all research accordingly.

Authors should declare an ethics statement to confirm the details of the name of the ethics committee and decision ID number, if available. The ethics statement must be declared at the “Declarations” section located at the end of article. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry also strongly encourages the authors to write the ethics statement in the “Methods” section.

If ethical approval is not required by national laws, the authors should declare that they have conducted all research in accordance with relevant international guidelines. The authors may also provide an exemption from the ethics committee, if it is available. Authors should declare the related ethics statement at the “Declarations” section located at the end of article.

The authors must declare that informed consent was obtained from all participants and/or their legal guardians in research and experiments involving human subjects.

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.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows the ICMJE description of the clinical trial, which is described 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”. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly encourages authors to follow relevant guidelines regarding clinical trial protocols and register the clinical trial in a publicly accessible registry prior to participant recruitment. Here are some of the organizations in which clinical trials can be registered. WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), Clinical Trials.gov or the EU Clinical Trials Register. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly encourages authors to declare the trial registration number and registration date in the beginning of the “Methods” section.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows the CARE guidelines in reporting Case Reports. Studies involving patient photograph and/or any other identifiers should include the informed consent which should include a signed statement from patient and/or legal guardian giving permission to publication.  Authors should also make all actions to protect anonymity of the subjects. If only verbal informed consent was obtained, a full explanation for why this was not obtained in written form should be included, along with the name of the local ethics committee which gave approval for verbal consent. A statement confirming consent to publish should be included at the “Declarations” section located at the end of article. Consent to Publish is a journal requirement and cannot be exempted by an ethics committee. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry reserves the right to contact with the authors to provide and give proof of Patient Consent Form.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry asks authors to proof whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry strongly encourages authors to follow guidelines of International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) when submitting a study performed in animals.

Contemporary Pediatric Dentistry follows the rules on ethical stem cell research outlined in the ISSCR Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation.  A statement confirming the use of human stem cells and related materials and that all experiments were performed in accordance with all safety considerations, ethical guidelines and applicable regulations and the details of the name of the ethics committee and decision ID number should be included at the “Declarations” section located at the end of article.