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Tropical Dental Journal - 1st Pan African international dental journal


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Submission policies

When you submit a manuscript to Tropical Dental Journal Online , we will take it to imply that the manuscript has not already been published or submitted elsewhere. If similar or related work has been published or submitted elsewhere, then you must provide a copy with the submitted manuscript. You may not submit your manuscript elsewhere while it is under consideration at Tropical Dental Journal Online.
The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address may also be stated.

We reserve the right to reject a paper even after it has been accepted if it becomes apparent that there are serious problems with its scientific content, or our publishing policies have been violated.

Peer review policy

All research articles, and most other article types, published in Tropical Dental Journal Online undergo thorough peer review. This usually involves review by one or two independent peer reviewers.

All submissions to Tropical Dental Journal Online are assessed by an Editor, who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. Where an Editor is on the author list or has any other competing interest regarding a specific manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to assume responsibility for overseeing peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review by appropriate independent experts identified by the Handling Editor. Editors will make a decision based on the reviewers’ reports and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript. Authors should note that even in light of one positive report, concerns raised by another reviewer may fundamentally undermine the study and result in the manuscript being rejected.

Closed peer review

Tropical Dental Journal Online operates a closed peer review process. Reviewers will be treated anonymously and the pre-publication history of each article will not be made available online.

Duplicate publication

Any manuscript submitted to Tropical Dental Journal Online must be original and the manuscript, or substantial parts of it, must not be under consideration by any other journal. In any case where there is the potential for overlap or duplication we require that authors are transparent. Authors should declare any potentially overlapping publications on submission and, where possible, upload these as additional files with the manuscript. Any overlapping publications should be cited. Any ‘in press’ or unpublished manuscript cited, or relevant to the Editor’s and reviewers' assessment of the manuscript, should be made available if requested by the Editor. Tropical Dental Journal Online reserves the right to judge potentially overlapping or redundant publications on a case-by-case basis.

In general, the manuscript should not already have been formally published in any journal or in any other citable form.

Any suspected cases of covert duplicate manuscript submission will be handled as outlined in the COPE guidelines and the Editor may contact the authors’ institution.

Advertising policy

Advertisements must be relevant and approved by the publisher before publication.

The advertising representative may not exercise any influence on the content of the journal to be published.

Current French law prohibits direct advertising of prescription drugs to the general public. Therefore, no advertising material that would violate French law will be posted on the open access site.

Advertisements published in the electronic version accessible by login and password are placed on separate pages from the scientific content. No advertisement is inserted in an article. Advertisements published on Tropical Dental Journal Online website are not associated with any specific article. Advertisements for tobacco products or alcoholic beverages are rejected outright.

Corrections and retractions

Rarely, it may be necessary for Tropical Dental Journal Online to publish corrections to, or retractions of, articles published in its journals, so as to maintain the integrity of the academic record.

Corrections to, or retractions of, published articles will be made by publishing a Correction or a Retraction note bidirectionally linked to the original article. Any alterations to the original article will be described in the note. The original article remains in the public domain and the subsequent Correction or Retraction will be widely indexed. In the exceptional event that material is considered to infringe certain rights or is defamatory, we may have to remove that material from our site and archive sites.

Authors, readers or organizations who become aware of errors or ethics issues in a published article are encouraged to contact the individual journal in the first instance via the contact details available on the journal website. All reports will be considered by the Editors; additional expert advice may be sought when deciding on the most appropriate course of action.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is unacknowledged copying or an attempt to misattribute original authorship, whether of ideas or text. As defined by the ORI (Office of Research Integrity), plagiarism can include, “theft or misappropriation of intellectual property and the substantial unattributed textual copying of another's work”. Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted without appropriate and unambiguous attribution. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in Tropical Dental Journal Online . Aside from wholesale verbatim re-use of text, due care must be taken to ensure appropriate attribution and citation when paraphrasing and summarising the work of others. 'Text recycling' or re-use of parts of text from an author’s previous research publication is a form of self-plagiarism. Here, too, due caution must be exercised. When re-using text, whether from the author's own publication or that of others, appropriate attribution and citation is necessary to avoid creating a misleading perception of unique contribution for the reader.

Duplicate publication occurs when an author re-uses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals, to 'salami-slicing', where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous paper.

Tropical Dental Journal Online''s Editors and Editorial Board members assess all such cases on their individual merits. When plagiarism becomes evident post-publication, we may correct or retract the original publication depending on the degree of plagiarism, context within the published article and its impact on the overall integrity of the published study.

Tropical Dental Journal Online uses software tools to screen submitted manuscripts for text overlap.

Contact

For any information, question or advice, APIDPM can be contacted:

By post :
APIDPM Santé tropicale
135, Chemin de Canto Mai
83190 Ollioules- France

By phone: +33 4 94 63 24 99

By e-mail : through the dedicated form on the APIDPM websites or directly at the following address apidpm4@gmail.com.

Agence Panafricaine Interactive de Développement et de Promotion du Médicament (APIDPM) is a limited liability company with a capital of 5,000 euros, registered in the Toulon Trade and Companies Register under number 493 663 074 00026, with its registered office at 135, Chemin de Canto Mai - 83190 Ollioules - France.




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