Peer-review Process

Dental medium journal follows a single anonymous peer-review process.

All submitted articles will be subject to peer review.

With the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) recommendations in mind for peer-review:

Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to journals by experts who are usually not part of the editorial staff. Because unbiased, independent, critical assessment is an intrinsic part of all scholarly work, including scientific research, peer review is an important extension of the scientific process.

By maintaining a single anonymous (blinded) peer-review process, (the reviewer is unknown to the author) we ensure there is no room for conflicts of interest and impartiality.

Manuscripts submitted to journals are privileged communications that are authors’ private, confidential property, and authors may be harmed by premature disclosure of any or all of a manuscript’s details.

Reviewers therefore should keep manuscripts and the information they contain strictly confidential. Reviewers must not publicly discuss authors’ work and must not appropriate authors’ ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not retain the manuscript for their personal use and should destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting their reviews.1

It is our responsibility to ensure that systems are in place for selection of appropriate reviewers. And as such, we have established a committee of well-equipped and reliable reviewers. It is also our responsibility to ensure that reviewers have access to all materials that may be relevant to the evaluation of the manuscript, including supplementary material for e-only publication, and to ensure that reviewer comments are properly assessed and interpreted in the context of their declared relationships and activities.

An editor can reject any article at any time before publication, including after acceptance if concerns arise about the integrity of the work.

We are a journal that also believes that scientific peer review is stronger when the paper is published. As open discussions encourage learning and future cooperation, which is why we have an author’s corner where fellow authors can have open discussions regarding their published works.

ICMJE believes investigators have a duty to maintain the primary data and analytic procedures underpinning the published results for at least 10 years. The ICMJE encourages the preservation of these data in a data repository to ensure their longer-term availability.

With this recommendation in mind, we will maintain an archive for each published work, including the original manuscript, and all updates if any that occur during the review process, which can be requested by the author at any time.