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Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Research publishes original scientific research, significant reviews, case reports, technique descriptions, clinical trials, letters to the editor, brief communications and other articles related to Restorative Dentistry, including clinical and basic aspects of Esthetic Dentistry, Regeneration, Materials, Implants and Retrievals.


• Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Research (JCDR) uses GNPapers, an online system for submission and evaluation of manuscripts. To submit manuscripts, please visit:

• Please send all other correspondence to: Dental Press International Av. Dr. Luiz Teixeira Mendes, 2.712 – Zona 5 – Zip code: 87.015- 001, Maringá/PR, Brazil- Phone. (55 044) 3033-9818 – E-mail:


Plagiarism and originality 

• Plagiarism is not acceptable in JCDR submissions; if plagiarism is detected (by using Crossref Similarity CheckTM), the manuscript will be rejected. To be submitted, all manuscripts must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts are assessed by the editor and reviewers and are subject to editorial review. Peer review process

• All submitted articles will be forwarded to two associate editors for initial analysis. Should both decide that the article is of low priority, it will be sent back to the authors. Conversely, should at least one of the editors decide that the article is suitable for publication, it will continue on the submission process and will be thoroughly analyzed by a group of three to four reviewers. The “double blind” system is used in this phase.

• Statements and opinions expressed by the author(s) do not necessarily reflect those of the editor(s) or publisher, who do not assume any responsibility for statements and opinions presented. Neither the editor(s) nor the publisher guarantee or endorse any product or service advertised in this publication or any claims made by their respective manufacturers. Each reader must determine whether or not to act according to the information contained in this publication. The Journal and its sponsors are not liable for any damage arising from the publication of erroneous information.

• All articles must be written in English.
• Manuscripts must be submitted via:
• Articles must be organized as described below and according to
the NCBI Style Guide available at:

• The number of authors is unlimited; however, research articles with more than six authors
and case reports with more than four authors must inform each author’s role in the study,
according to ICMJE guidelines:
• Abstracts should be structured and comprise 250 words or less.
• Structured abstracts must contain the following sections: INTRODUCTION, outlining the
objectives of the study; METHODS, describing how the study was conducted; RESULTS,
describing the primary results; and CONCLUSIONS, reporting the authors’ conclusions based
on the results, as well as the clinical implications.
• Abstracts must be accompanied by 3 to 5 keywords, or descriptors, which must comply with
MeSH controlled vocabulary thesaurus (
• The text must not include information about the authors (e.g., authors’ full names, academic degrees, institutional affiliations and administrative positions). They should be included in specific fields of the article submission website, only. Thus, this information will not be available to reviewers.
• Text must be organized in the following sections: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results,
Discussion, Conclusions, Citations and Figure captions.
• Texts must contain no more than 4,000 words, including captions, abstract and citations.
• Figures and Tables must be submitted in separate files (see item 4).
• Also insert Figures captions in the text document so as to guide the article layout.
• Digital images must be in JPG or TIF formats, CMYK or grayscale, at least 7 cm wide and with
300 dpi resolution.
• Images must be submitted as separate files.
• If a given illustration has been previously published, its caption must give full credits to the
original source.
• The author(s) must ascertain that all figures are cited.
• Files containing the original version of charts and tracings must be submitted.
• It is not recommended that such charts and tracings be submitted solely in bitmap image
format (noneditable).
• Drawings may be improved or redrawn by the Journal’s graphic design department, at the
criterion of the Editorial Board.
• Charts must be named and cited in the text as Figures.
• Tables must be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate the text.
• Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order they are mentioned in the text.
• A brief caption must be provided for each table.
• Should a table have been previously published, credit to the original source must be included
in the caption.
• Tables must be submitted as text files (Word or Excel, for example) and not in bitmap format
(noneditable image).


• Articles must, if applicable, refer to opinions of the Ethics Committees, without, however, specifying the name of the university, college, school or department (thus, this information will not be available to reviewers). 


• JCDR supports initiatives aimed at improving the report of biomedical research. Thus, authors are requested to make use of available reporting guidelines and checklists for biological and biomedical research, whenever applicable. Checklists are available for a number of study designs, including systematic reviews (PRISMA, available at: 


• All manuscripts must be accompanied by the following statements to be attached during the submission process: Assignment of copyright 

• Transferring all copyrights of the manuscript to Dental Press International, should it be published. Competing interests 

• Authors should disclose any financial competing interests, but also any nonfinancial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the article. Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data 

• Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate Ethics Committee. A statement detailing this, including the name of the Ethics Committee and the reference number, where appropriate, must appear in all manuscripts reporting such research. Permission to use copyrighted images

 • Authors must have permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any figures that are covered by copyright, and its caption must cite the original source. Documentary evidence to support this permission must be made available to the Editor on request. Informed consent form

 • For all research involving human subjects, an informed consent form should be obtained from subjects participating in the study (or their parent or guardian in the case of children under 16), and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. 

10. CITATIONS • Research articles must cite appropriate and relevant literature in support of the claims made. Excessive and inappropriate selfcitation or coordinated efforts among several authors to collectively self-cite is strongly discouraged. 

• Any statement in the manuscript that relies on external sources of information (i.e. not the authors own new ideas or findings or general knowledge) should use a citation. 

• Authors should avoid citing derivations of original work. For example, they should cite the original work rather than a review article that cites an original work.

Authors should ensure that their citations are accurate (i.e. they should ensure the citation supports the statement made in their manuscript and should not misrepresent another work by citing it if it does not support the point the authors wish to make). 

• Authors should not cite sources that they have not read. 

• Authors should not preferentially cite their own or their friends’, peers’ or institution’s publications. 

• Authors should avoid citing work solely from one country. • Authors should not use an excessive number of citations to support one point. • Ideally, authors should cite sources that have undergone peer review, whenever possible. 

• Authors should not cite advertisements or advertorial material. 

• Citations must be listed at the end of the text, in the same order they are mentioned in the text, and in accordance to Vancouver Standards: The following examples should be used: ARTICLES WITH ONE TO SIX AUTHORS 

• Vier FV, Figueiredo JAP. Prevalence of different periapical lesions associated with human teeth and their correlation with the presence and extension of apical external root resorption. Int Endod J 2002;35:710-9. ARTICLES WITH MORE THAN SIX AUTHORS • De Munck J, Van Landuyt K, Peumans M, Poitevin A, Lambrechts P, Braem M, et al. A critical review of the durability of adhesion to tooth tissue: methods and results. J Dent Res. 2005 Feb;84(2):118-32. BOOK CHAPTER • Nair PNR. Biology and pathology of apical periodontitis. In: Estrela C. Endodontic science. São Paulo: Artes Médicas; 2009. v.1. p.285-348. Book chapter with editor Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001. DISSERTATION, THESIS AND FINAL TERM PAPER • Debelian GJ. Bacteremia and fungemia in patients undergoing endodontic therapy. [Thesis]. Oslo – Norway: University of Oslo, 1997. DIGITAL FORMAT 

• Oliveira DD, Oliveira BF, Soares RV. Alveolar corticotomies in orthodontics: Indications and effects on tooth movement. Dental Press J Orthod. 2010 Jul-Aug;15(4):144-57. [Access 2008 Jun 12]. Available from: 11. REGISTRATION OF CLINICAL TRIALS • For further information, visit: »; »; »