About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Dentistry 3000 publishes papers of excellence, wide interest, and broad significance in all aspects of dentistry. The emphasis of the journal is on full research papers of any length required for concise presentation and discussion of the data. Succinct and carefully prepared papers are favored in terms of impact as well as readability.
Areas of interest include the molecular basis of human oral and craniofacial disease, craniofacial development, craniofacial regeneration, technology development, translational dental research, the impact of oral health on overall health, and epidemiological studies.
Genetic association studies are also of interest. These studies should include power calculations and replication data sets. Associations to diseases or quantitative traits should be reported in conjunction with experiments that explore the biological mechanisms underlying such associations. Convincing non-replications of associations with strong prior evidence of validity are also of interest.
Peer Review Process
All papers submitted to Dentistry 3000 will be subjected to peer-review. The peer-review does not intend to favor individual opinion of what might be more interesting or will gain more readership, but to assure high quality of the data presented. Impact of any particular article will be defined later by the scientific community. Dentistry 3000 follows the ethical guidelines, and requires that authors disclose financial conflicts of interest and source of support.
Submitted articles will be read by 2 reviewers that will be selected by the Editor-in-Chief and/or one of the Associate Editors. A single blind process will be used where the reviewers are unknown to the author. When reviews are completed, the editor will contact the author with a decision to accept as is, accept with revisions, or reject. The editor-in-chief encourages authors to contact him in case they require clarifications about any reviewer comments or if they require an extended amount of time to revise their papers.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, abides by the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access:
“By “open access” to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”
Researchers engage in discovery for the public good, yet because of cost barriers or use restrictions imposed by other publishers, research results are not available to the full community of potential users. It is our mission to support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in this journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons CC-BY license.
Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their Web sites prior to and during the submission process, and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
There are no article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs required of authors to submit articles to this journal.
Statement on Publishing Ethics and Research Misconduct
Adherence to ethical standards for the dissemination of research results is critical to the research process. Dentsitry 3000 adheres to the Code of conduct and best practice guidelines of the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Conduct of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In addition, please see our specific policies on Research Involving Human and Animal Participants and Conflict of Interest below.
Policy on Research Involving Human and Animal Participants
All research involving human participants must be conducted with prior approval by the authors' institutional review board or equivalent committee(s). For research involving human participants, informed consent must be obtained in advance and all clinical investigation must be conducted according to the principles expressed in the WMA Declaration of Helsinki. All research involving animal experiments must be conducted according to the principles expressed in the WMA Statement on Animal Use in Biomedical Research. Authors must be able to submit, upon request, a statement from the research ethics committee or institutional review board indicating approval of the research, and that board must be named in the manuscript.
Conflict of Interest Policy
Dentisty3000 requires that each author reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, that might indicate bias in the content reported or conclusions presented in the submission. Examples of these conflicts include:
- commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s)
- commercial or other sources of funding for the associated department(s) and organization(s)
- personal relationships
- direct academic competition
When there is some measure of doubt as to whether a potential conflict should be reported, it should be disclosed. The corresponding author is responsible for reporting the conflicts of all coauthors during the submission process. The complete disclosure of conflicts of interest should be reported in the Conflict of Interest section of the submitted article and will appear in the final publication if the submission is published.