• Instruction for Authors

                                                                                                             Publication Ethical Standards

Journal of Prevention and Treatment for Stomatological Diseases, established in 1993, is a monthly oral medicine journal that is publicly published both domestically and overseas; ISSN 2096-1456; CN 44-1724/R; CODEN KJFOA4. The journal is held by Southern Medical University Stomatological Hospital (Guangdong Province Stomatological Hospital) and Guangdong Dental Prevention Guidance Center. The journal is a core journal of Chinese science and technology, and it is an outstanding scientific journal of Guangdong. The journal is included in the U.S. “Ulrich Journal Guide”, WHO Western Pacific Regional Medical Index (WPRIM), Sweden DOAJ, Index Copernicus, Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers Statistics Source Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, Chinese Academic Journal (Network Edition), Wanfang Database, Weipu Network “Chinese Science and Technology Journal Database” and other important domestic and foreign databases. The journal adheres to the principle of 'academic first, quality first'; it strictly implements the system of 'three reviews and three cycles of proofreading'; it is free for publication; and it pays the author's remuneration. The Open Access published articles are available on the WeChat official account (kqjbfz) and official website (http://www.kqjbfz.com). The journal pays attention to academic morality, carries forward the spirit of innovation, maintains academic integrity, resolutely resists academic misconduct and adheres to the professional ethics of publishing. This journal complies with the press and publication industry standard of the People's Republic of China (CY/T174-2019): Academic Publishing specification -- Definition of academic misconduct for journals. Editors, peer review experts and authors shall fulfill the following ethical codes.

The ethics of editors

Responsibility and obligation

Editors should check the repetition rate of new papers, which should be less than 15%; editors need to evaluate and select papers objectively and fairly and according to scientific, academic, innovative, readable and practical standards. The editors shall provide timely feedback to the author regarding the opinions of peer review experts and modified opinions in line with the editing specifications. No editorial opinions based on non academic standards beyond the scope and purpose of the journal shall be put forward. Editors should strictly follow the relevant regulations for manuscripts that need to provide ethical review materials. Editors shall not distort the author's original intention to modify the content of the manuscript and shall not implement mutual citations of periodicals.

Fair treatment

The editors shall mainly review the academic quality of the papers and shall not treat the papers differently due to any other factors except academic standards and norms, including but not limited to the author's race, gender, religious beliefs, origin, department, nationality, etc.


Editors must keep confidential the personal information of authors, peer review experts and paper contents. The disclosure of the personal information of the peer review experts to the author or of the author's information to the peer review experts is not allowed; interfering with or affecting the independent review of the peer review experts is also not allowed.

Conflict of interest

When the editor has a conflict of interest with the author or his or her unit due to other factors, such as competition and cooperation, the editor should avoid preliminary examination of the paper and should avoid selecting peer review experts or other editing procedures. Editors shall not publish unpublished papers or research results without authorization; they shall not misappropriate the content of the manuscript. Editors shall not use the pages of periodicals, the confidential information supplied in editing procedures or the rights of the editors to seek outside interests.

The ethics of peer review experts

Responsibility and obligation

Peer review experts need to put forward professional suggestions regarding the revision of articles according to the scientific, academic, innovative, readable, practical, rigorous, normative aspects of papers, as well as whether there is academic misconduct, whether there are ethical problems, etc., to help the authors improve the quality of contributions, to provide the editors with suggestions regarding the verdict of the manuscript and to help the editors to judge the manuscript. Peer review experts shall provide review comments in a timely manner. If peer review experts believe that they are not competent for reviewing the paper, or if they are unable to complete the review within the agreed-upon time, they need to inform the editors immediately so that the editors can contact new peer review experts.


Peer review experts need to review papers objectively and impartially. The standard for judging papers is academic quality, and personal criticism of authors is not allowed.


The journal adopts a double-blind review process. Any papers received by peer review experts must be regarded as confidential documents, and showing or discussing the papers with others is not allowed; the misappropriation of the contents of papers is also not allowed.

Conflict of interest

Peer review experts shall not seek personal improper private interests through their personal status as review experts. When there is a conflict of interest between peer review experts and the author or his or her unit due to competition, cooperation or other factors, the peer review experts should actively avoid reviewing the manuscript.

The ethics of authors

Manuscript standards

The authors must make sure that all the contents are original, and the papers should be scientific, academic, innovative, readable and practical. The materials should be authentic, the arguments should be clear, the data should be reliable, the sentences should be concise and clear, and the writing should be standardized. Plagiarism of other people's research results and forging or tampering with pictures or data are not allowed. The references shall be listed based on documents published in official publications in recent years, which the author has read personally. The references are described according to the description rules for references (GB/T 7714-2015) and are listed in the order of their citation in the text.

Research integrity

When submitting a paper, authors shall attach a letter of introduction from the author's unit to prove the authenticity of the manuscript as well as the fact that there are no confidentiality issues, that the signature is not disputed, that there is no infringement, and that there are not multiple submissions of one manuscript. If the author wants to submit the paper to another journal in the future, he or she should contact the editors of this journal to apply for withdrawal. Draft is not allowed to submit more than one journal at the same time and publish it repeatedly. If the contribution is a national-, ministerial- or provincial-funded project or key research project, the name and number of the funded project shall be indicated, and a scanned copy of the approval document (certificate) of the funded project shall be attached.

Medical ethics and informed consent

When the research object of the paper is human, it is necessary to declare that it has obtained the permission of the relevant ethics committee, conduct the research in accordance with the ethical standards set out in the declaration of Helsinki, and provide the standard documents of the Committee and the informed consent of the subjects or their relatives. Clinical trials must obtain a registration number from the primary registration organization of the WHO international clinical trial registration platform. The animal test report must state that it has been approved by the relevant ethics committee, implemented in accordance with the 'Principles of Laboratoryanimal Care'(NIH No. 86-23, revised in 1985), and provide the standard documents of the Committee.

The identification information in the study, including the patient's name, initials, portrait and hospital name, should not be disclosed except for written evidence that is important for scientific purposes and has the informed consent of the patient (parent or guardian). Patients should read the published manuscript before signing the informed consent certificate. Identification information should be omitted if not necessary.

Conflict of interest and copyright transfer agreement

         The authors of the paper should be involved in the creative conception or design of the academic content of the thesis, the contribution of the research and the writing of the thesis. The authors should be sorted by contribution, which should be determined before submission. The author's contribution form must be filled in, and it must be stated that there is no conflict of interest between authors.

The author is responsible for his or her paper. In accordance with the copyright law of the People's Republic of China, this journal has the right to delete and modify the manuscript within the prescribed scope. Once the paper is accepted and published by our journal, according to the paper copyright transfer agreement signed by the author and the editorial department of Journal of Prevention and Treatment for Stomatological Diseases, the author's article copyright use fee and the remuneration of this journal shall be paid in one time. The exclusive right of use belongs to the editorial department. This journal has been included in many databases at home and abroad. If the author does not agree with the inclusion of the article, the author shall make a statement to us at the time of submission, and we will handle it properly.

Responsibility of post publication

If the author finds obvious errors or inaccurate content in the published articles of the journal, the author is obliged to inform the journal editor immediately and assist the editorial department to withdraw the manuscript or publish a correction statement and corrigendum. If an editor learns from a third party of a material error in a published article, the author is obliged to cooperate with the editor in withdrawing the article or making a statement of correction.

Consequences of violating publishing ethics

Our journal has zero tolerance for the violation of publishing ethics and morality. The editors or peer review experts who violate the publishing ethics and morality shall be dismissed; the authors who violate the publishing ethics and morality shall be rejected or withdrawn their manuscripts ; those who violate the law shall be investigated for legal responsibility.

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