About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Research in Dentistry is a quarterly, international, open access, online-only journal published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles, which aims to disseminate advances in all areas of Dentistry.

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Section Policies

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Research in Dentistry operates under a double-blind peer review model. Manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers and an Associate Editor.

Papers will only be sent to review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements.

Publication Frequency


Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

Submission Fee and Article Processing Charges

The Journal of Research in Dentistry has no submission fees or article processing charge. Therefore, it's cost-free.

Ethical principles and Registration of Clinical Trials

Experimental procedures in humans and animals

The Journal of Research in Dentistry reassures the principles incorporated in the Helsinky Declaration and insists that all research involving human beings, in the event of publication in this journal, be conducted in conformity with such principles and others specified in the respective ethics committees of authors’ institution. In the case of experiments with animals, such ethical principles must also be followed. When surgical procedures in animals were used, the authors should present, in the Material and Methods section, evidence that the dose of a proper substance was adequate to produce anesthesia during the entire surgical procedure. All experiments conducted in human or animals must accompany a description, in the Material and Methods section, that the study was approved by the respective Ethics Committee of authors’ affiliation and provide the number of the protocol approval.
Papers presenting clinical trials or clinical studies in human volunteers or in animals must contain the Ethical Committee approval of the reports of the results presented for publication as mandatory supplementary file.

Clinical Trial Registration - International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN)

The Journal of Research in Dentistry supports the policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) for the registration of clinical trials. The journal recognizes the importance of such initiatives for the registration and international publication of clinical studies with an open access. Therefore, the Journal of Research in Dentistry will publish only those clinical trials that have previously received an identification number, the ISRCTN, validated by the criteria established by the WHO and ICMJE. The WHO defines clinical trials 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. Interventions include but are not restricted to drugs, cells and other biological products, surgical procedures, radiologic procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, process-of-care changes, preventive care, etc". Manuscripts presenting clinical trials in human volunteers must be submitted with the following mandatory supplementary files:
• CONSORT 2010 checklist (http://www.consort-statement.org/);
• registration number of the research in a database that meets the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
• Suggestions: for Brazilian authors: http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br/
• Suggestions for Brazilian and non-Brazilian authors: http://www.controlled-trials.com/ (ISRCTN) or http://prsinfo.clinicaltrials.gov.
The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board reserve the right to refuse manuscripts that show no clear evidence that the methods used were not appropriate for experiments in humans or animals.
The submission form, signed by ALL the authors, must be submitted as a supplementary file containing the following text:

By signing the Submission Form, the authors state:

Copyright transfer: In the event of publication of the above mentioned manuscript, we, the authors, transfer to the Journal of Research in Dentistry all rights and interest of the manuscript. This document applies to translations and any preliminary presentation of the contents of the manuscript that has been accepted, but yet not published. If any authorship modification occurs after submission, a document with of agreement of all authors is required to be kept by the Editor-in-Chief. Exclusion of authors may only be accepted by his/her own request.

Responsibilities of the authors:

I hereby state that:
The content is original and does not consist of plagiarism or fraud;
The work is not under consideration or will be submitted to other journal until a final decision is issued by this journal;
I have effectively contributed to this work and am familiar with its contents;
I have read the final version and assume the responsibility for its contents. I understand that if the work, or part of it, is considered deficient or a fraud, I take shared responsibility with the other authors.

Release of conflict of interest:

All my affiliations, corporate or institutional, and all sources of financial support to this research are properly acknowledged, except when mentioned in a separate letter. I certify that do not have any commercial or associate interest that represents a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.

PRINT NAME:_____________ SIGNATURE:__________ DATE:_____

Data Repository

The Journal of Research in Dentistry does not provide any data repository to submit additional data before, during or after the peer review process or upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication. However, the Journal of Research in Dentistry allows authors to deposit any version of their manuscript in institutional or other repositories.


The Journal of Research in Dentistry is indexed in:

- Google Scholar (Google Scholar)

- Virtual Health Library (BVS - Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde)

- Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS - Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe de Informação em Ciências da Saúde)

- Brazilian Bibliography of Dentistry (BBO - Bibliografia Brasileira de Odontologia)

- CAPES Periodicals Portal (Portal Periódicos CAPES)

- Sistema Regional de Información en línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal (LATINDEX)

- Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI)

- Directory of Open Acess Journals (DOAJ)

Digital Preservation

The Journal of Research in Dentistry is preserved in the Cariniana Network.


Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of South Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907