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  • International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry is the official peer-reviewed, annually four times publication of the Korean Academy of Preventive Dentistry. The Journal is circulated to all members. International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry consists of original research, clinical articles, reviews, case reports, and other materials on Preventive Dentistry and related subjects. The copyright of the article in this journal should be included in the Academy through signaturing by main author of the paper.

  • Manuscript Submission
    Submitted manuscripts must be written in English.
    Manuscripts are subject to editorial revision. Authors should follow the guidelines below. Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the work has not been published before, is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Each reader must determine whether to act on the information contained in the publication, and neither the Journal nor its sponsoring organizations shall be liable for any injury due to the publication of erroneous information.
    Manuscripts for publication and correspondence relating to them should be submitted via Online Manuscript Submission System (Online Submission) in the IJCPD website ( As for word-processing programs, MS Word file is only accepted. MS Word default typeface and type size are recommended. For Further procedures regarding web-based submission, follow the instruction given in the web page. Following is the contact information for your reference.
    Manuscripts will normally be reviewed by at least two reviewers with expertise within the scope of the article. The final publication decision lies with the Editorial Board. Accepted manuscripts will be copy edited according to the Journal style and returned to the author for approval before publication. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor. The publisher reserves the right to edit accepted manuscripts to ensure conciseness, clarity, and stylistic consistency, subject to the author's final approval. A detailed information will be notified with an acceptance letter. If you have any questions, please contact with the following telephone number.
    Office: +82-2-921-9520~1 or Editor Lim: +82-10-5392- 3869

  • Proofs and Reprints
    The corresponding author will receive page proofs, which should be proofread and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Corrections are limited to publisher's errors; no substantial author's changes will be made without charge. Reprints can be ordered from the publisher. The publisher does not stock reprints; however, back issues can be purchased.

  • Ethics

    Typescripts that contain the results of human or animal studies will be accepted for publication only if it is made clear that a high standard of ethics was applied in carrying out the investigations. In the case of invasive studies in humans, manuscripts should include a statement that the research protocol was approved by the local ethics committee (Institutional Review Board). 'Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (' or 'Guidelines on good publication' can be applied for the policies on the research and publication ethics.

    1) Research Ethics
    All of the manuscripts should be prepared in strict observation of research and publication ethics guidelines recommended by the Council of Science Editors (, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE,, World Association of Medical Editors (WAME,, and the Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE, Any study including human subjects or human data must be reviewed and approved by a responsible institutional review board (IRB).

    2) Authorship and Author’s Responsibilities
    1. All authors should participate in the intellectual content, the analysis of data, and the writing of the article, to take public responsibility for it. All other contributors who do not meet sufficient criteria for authorship should be noted in the Acknowledgments section.
    2. Authors have to review the final version of the paper and agree with that the paper represents valid work and approve it for publication.
    3. All authors have a responsibility to monitor whether all data in their article are real or not.
    4. All authors should provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, which discovered in their article.
    5. Authors are expected to provide detailed information about all relevant financial interests and relationships or financial conflicts (e.g., employment/affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, stock ownership or options, royalties, or patents filed, received, or pending), particularly those present at the time the research was conducted and through publication, as well as other financial interests (such as patent applications in Research and Publication Ethics preparation) that represent potential future financial gain. The corresponding author must submit the completed conflict of interest form on behalf of all coauthors.
    6. The corresponding author must submit the completed copyright transper form on behalf of all coauthors. Download a form here:

    3) Peer reviews and Responsibilities for the Reviewers
    1. Reviewers should judge a paper objectively and avoid bias on the author or a result of the research. Reviewers should evaluate whether the contents of a paper are appropriate to the publication in WJMH.
    2. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest, which include financial and competitive relation to the authors and their research.
    3. When a relevant published work which is not yet cited, reviewers should point out it to the authors.
    4. Once a review is processed, reviewers should keep a secret to the contents of a submitted paper. Except when the reviewer needs an advice for evaluation of a paper, reviewers should not show the paper to others.

    4) Editorial Responsibilities
    1. Through a review process of a paper, editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject and accept an article. When the authorship in an article seems to have some problems, the editorial board can ask the role of each author.
    2. When editors have financial or competitive relation to the authors and their research, the editors should not participate in the review process of the paper.
    3. An article should be accepted only when it is reasonably certain. Editors have to decide the accept of an article, based on the value not a private intention.
    4. When errors are found in an article, editors should advance publication of correction or retraction. The editorial board should retract an article, which has evidences of malpractices. Malpractices include fabrication, falsification, plagiarism and duplicate publication.
    5. Reviewer’s information related to an article should not be opened to the authors and others except the charged editor.

    5) Publication Ethics
    1. The editorial board should monitor and guard publication ethics about all papers submitted to International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry. All manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry may be screened, using the iThenticate tool (CrossCheck), for textual similarity to other previously published works. When a paper has similarity index over 40% to an another published paper, it can be rejected with no review process.
    2. When malpractices are found in the submitted article to International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry, International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry will follow the flowchart by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, for settlement of any misconduct.
    3. The editorial board of International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions when needed.

  • Organize Your Manuscript as Follows:

    The manuscript should be composed in this order; title, author(s), abstract, key words, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references and legends for illustrations and figures.
    Organize your manuscript as follows:
    The body of the text, not including the abstract, references, tables, or illustrations, should not exceed 12 pages in length for research articles, and 10 pages for clinical articles. Remove all evidence of authorship in order to expedite the review process.

    1) Title and Author(s)
    Put the title of the article, and include all the information pertaining to the author(s) such as full names(s) of author(s), institutional affiliations and positions; identify the corresponding author and include an address, telephone, fax numbers and an e-mail address. State the source of research funding, of any at the lower part.

    2) Abstract
    A structured abstract of 250 words or less is preferred. Briefly state the purpose of the study, materials and methods, result and conclusion. At the bottom of the abstract, provide up to less than six keywords that best describe the content of the study. Select them preferably form the list of Medical Subject Headings(MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine.

    3) Introduction
    State the objective and the background of the study. Author may refer to literature, but excessive review is strongly discouraged.

    4) Materials and Methods
    Describe the experimental design procedures and material/subjects used. Give the details only if the methods are original or essential for understanding; otherwise, give references. Patient, tested animals and the control group should be stated clearly. In particular, the means to identify the subject disease and to control the author's subjective views should be explained. The names and manufacturers of the devices, materials and reagents for the test should be included in parenthesis. The authors should describe the generic name, dosage, and administration method of drug and chemical agents used. The patients' private information should not be exposed. The human study and animal research should be approved by local ethics committee. Indicate the statistical methods used, if applicable.
    Ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex and/or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex and gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases (e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.

    5) Results
    Present essential results with a minimum of discussion. Use tables, charts and photographs to clarify the finding. State the statistical data properly. All measurements should be expressed in metric units, or metric equivalents may appear in parentheses after the original measurements.

    6) Discussion
    Indicate the significance of the data and the limitations. Interpretation of the results should be clearly explained. Do not repeat the contents of introduction in this section. It should not exceed one half of the entire articles length. Speculate the findings in light of other reports, including opposing views in order to limit bias. Extensions of the study may be suggested in the last paragraph.

    7) Conclusion
    Briefly state a clear conclusion of the study. Do not repeat the results in this section.

    8) References
    The number should be listed in the text, numbered in order of appearance and the superscripts for them are required. The authors should be listed surname first, followed by capital initials of give names. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus. All authors in the cited reference must be listed.
    Reference would be arranged as the following order as author’s name, title of the article, Jornal name, publishing year, volume (number), and page of beginning-to the end.

    9) Photographs and Illustrations
    Submit three printed sets of illustrations for hard copy submission, and attach image files to the electronic submission. Do not embed photographs and/or illustrations in the body of the text, but indicate the location of the photographs and/or illustrations within the text.
    Images are preferred to be in JPG, TIFF, EPS, or PDF format (MS Office artwork is also acceptable with high resolution of minimum 300 dpi for halftones, 100 dpi for line art, and 500 dpi for combination) CMYK or grayscale, at least 5 inches wide and at least 118 pixels per ern (300 pixels per inch).

    10) Legends of Photographs and Illustrations
    Legends should be written in English on a separate page. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the photographs and illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend. If a figure has been previously published, the legend should fully acknowledge the original source. Ensure all the figures have been mentioned sequentially in the text.

    11) Tables and Graphs
    For hard copy submissions, print each table on a separate sheet of paper. Do not embed tables in the body of the text. Number tables consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text and provide a brief title for each. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations. If a table has been previously published, include a footnote giving full acknowledgement to the original source. Statistical measures of variation should be identified in the column headings. Statistical decision would be done with the level of α=0.05, and should be expressed as p<0.05(*) or p<0.01 (**).

  • Regulation for Submission: Peer Review Process
    Every manuscript received is circulated to three peer reviewers. The author's name and affiliation is not disclosed during review process to reviewers. The review process can be repeated one to three times if the request of revision is suggested by reviewers. If the re-review is repeated more than three times, it may not be considered for publication. If two reviewers do not agree to accept the journal, it may not be also considered for publication.
    Usually the first review process ends within one month. Statistical Review: If there are any complicated statistical analyses in the manuscript, it may be reviewed by statistical editor.
    Manuscript Editing: The finally accepted manuscript will be reviewed by manuscript editor for the consistency of the format and the completeness of references. The manuscript may be revised according to the opinion of the manuscript editor.

  • Regulation for Submission: Publication Type
    It accepts original papers of research articles, short communications, reviews, editorial, opinion, book reviews, teaching tips and other invited papers on the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education in the field of medicine, dentistry and nursing. Letter to editor is always welcomed on the published articles.

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