Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry is an open access peer reviewed journal dedicated to document current trends and approaches in all facets of dentistry. It aims to reach out to all dental health professions regardless of specialty. IJCD aims to publish original, high quality papers related to all areas of dentistry in a timely fashion. It also aims to provide dental health professionals with a readily accessible, electronic vehicle for sharing information about research, knowledge, experiences, perceptions and wisdom with colleagues. It is committed to scholarly excellence and dedicated to set new standards in dissemination of quality information.

We welcome original articles in English in the following domains:

1) Original research reports of basic and applied oral sciences, epidemiological, and education studies;

2) Review articles; and

3) Case report/ Case series.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Clinical Series

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry adopts a blind expert peer review process.Manuscripts not submitted elsewhere for publication will only be considered. Authors must provide an email address as all communication will be by email. Two files must be furnished: the covering letter and the manuscript in MS Word. The covering letter should be uploaded as a file not for review. All articles submitted to the Journal must comply with these instructions. Failure to do so will result in return of the manuscript and possible delay in publication.

Peer review process
All manuscripts if found suitable will be subjected to a double blinded peer review process which may span for period of 6-8 weeks

Submission of revised manuscripts
While submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to include a point to point response to reviewer's comments at the beginning of the revised manuscript text file itself. In addition, if any changes are made to the manuscript, please mark the changes as underlined or differently colored text in the article.

Page proofs
Page proofs of the manuscript, a form for marking corrections and instructions for filling the form will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail, before publication of the manuscript.
Authors should type the proof corrections in the form and send it to the Editorial Office.
While checking the proofs, take note that the text is complete and all figures and tables are included in the proofs. Respond to all queries from the Editorial Office; check the proofs for changes like spellings,punctuation and setting of text, tables, figures and figure legends.
Corrected proofs must be returned to the Editorial office within 72 hrs (3 days) of receipt.The page proofs can be sent to the Editorial Office by uploading through our website or as email attachments.



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Policies on Conflict of Interest, Human and animal rights, and Informed Consent

Conflict of Interest
Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Donors of materials (for free or at a discount from current rates) should be named in the source of funding and their location (town, state/county, country) included. Other donors will be identified in the text. If no funding has been available other than that of the author's institution, this should be specified upon submission. Authors are also required to disclose any potential conflict of interest. These include financial interests (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fee,) or provision of study materials by their manufacturer for free or at a discount from current rates. Author's conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) and the sources of funding for the research will be published under a separate heading entitled "Conflict of Interest and Sources of Funding Statement". Any experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and where relevant conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research

Human and Animal Rights

International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry encourages authors submitting manuscripts reporting from a clinical trial to register the trials registries & bear a clinical trial registration number and name of the trial.

Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken and that it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki. The Journal retains the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical conduct of either human or animal studies. All investigations on human subjects must include a statement that the subject gave informed consent. Patient anonymity should be preserved. Photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent human subjects being recognized or an eye bar should be used.

Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT statement (Moher D, Schulz KF, Altman DG: The CONSORT Statement: Revised Recommendations for Improving the Quality of Reports of Parallel-Group Randomized Trials. Ann Intern Med. 2001;134:657-662, also available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html

Consent for Identifying Information
If any identifying information is included in any part of the manuscript, you must obtain a written, informed consent from the patient and submit a copy of the document to the IJCD Editorial Office.


Creative Commons License
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ISSN   2229-3493  (Print)

ISSN   2229-3507  (Online)


Announcement: Incessant Nature Science Publishers acquires two open access journal titles from e-Dent Journals.

The journal titles which were acquired on September 9th 2014 were International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry(www.edentj.com/ijcd) and International Journal of Clinical Dental Science(www.edentj.com/ijcds).