Oral Health and Dental Studies is an open-access journal that publishes articles covering different aspects of dentistry and prevention, diagnosis, and management of disorders of mouth, gums, and teeth. The journal also welcomes submissions focusing on endemic diseases, oral cancers, clinical research on dental pulp, novel treatment modalities on oral verrucous hyperplasia, genetics and pathophysiology, application of biomaterials and drugs, and treatment of patients with different kinds of maxillofacial diseases. Oral Health and Dental Studies aims to stand as an authentic source of quality scientific information on oral health and dentistry subjects to all readers of this journal. Of particular, but not exclusive interest are articles on the treatment and management of various dental diseases, quality of life, improving disease treatment outcomes, rehabilitation, and palliative and end-of-life care for people belonging to different age groups are also welcome.
The journal focuses on publishing original research and expert review articles. Case reports, correspondence, perspectives, and short communications are published only upon invitation.
Some of the subjects covered in the journal include:
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Benefits of publishing with us
Open Access All articles published by Oral Health and Dental Studies are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Article Processing Charges Oral Health and Dental Studies accomplish global open access. The journal, therefore, levies an affordable article-processing charge of $1495 for each article accepted for publication.
Peer Review — High standard, rigorous peer review All articles that reach us undergo a double-blind peer review by at least two anonymous reviewers before being considered for publication in the journal.
Post-publication Open Peer Review Following publication, the peer review comments would be made open for anyone to read. The authors have the option to make the peer review history publicly available after publication.
Research Promotion Increased credibility and wider dissemination of published articles.
School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science University of Wolverhampton, UK
Nicholas C. K. Heng
Faculty of Dentistry University of Otago, New Zealand
Camila S. Sampaio
Universidad de los Andes
Sausan Al Kawas
College of Dental Medicine University of Sharjah, UAE
Norliza Binti Ibrahim
Department of Diagnostic & Integrated Dental Practice University of Malaya, Malaysia
Brian Myung Chang
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery University of Pennsylvania, USA
Faculty of Dentistry Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Thakib A. Al-Shalan
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Håvard Jostein Haugen
Department of Biomaterials University of Oslo, Norway
Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto, Canada
Jessica Skoogh Andersson
Institute of Odontology University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Faculty of Dentistry University of Malaya, Malaysia
Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Malaya, Malaysia
Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Vanessa Cavalli Gobbo
Department of Restorative Dentistry University of Campinas, Brazil
Brian J. Howe
Department of Family Dentistry University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa, USA
Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry University of Pittsburgh, USA
Gian Andrea Pelliccioni
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences Università di Bologna, Italy
Khalid Y. Igzeer
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Baghdad, Iraq
Department of Pediatric Dentistry University of Iowa College of Dentistry, USA
Saeed Ur Rahman
Department of Oral Biology State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Patricia M. de Freitas
Department of Restorative Dentistry University of São Paulo, Brazil
William Peter Holbrook
Faculty of Odontology University of Iceland, Iceland
Department of Orthodontics University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Mehmet Omer Gorduysus
Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry University of Sharjah, UAE
Department of Prosthodontics University of Toronto, Canada
Karla de Faria Vasconcelos
Piracicaba Dental School State University of Campinas, Brazil
Department of Periodontology and Dental Implantology Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria
College of Dental Medicine Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
Wael M. Al-Omari
Department of Restorative Dentistry Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics New York University College of Dentistry, USA
Vellore K. Gopinath
Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry University of Sharjah, UAE
Nabeel Fouad Talic
College of Dentistry King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Department of Dentistry, School of Dentistry University of São Paulo, Brazil
Paula L. Weistroffer
Department of Periodontics University of Iowa, USA
Department of Comprehensive Dentistry & Biomaterials
Louisiana State University, USA
Guidelines for Submission
Submission and Components
Submissions to Rivera journals should include the following:
Figures and Tables
Authors are encouraged to submit all the components as 'zip file' while submitting on our online system or via email as an attachment.
briefly summarize or provide an outline of your manuscript, and why it is a worthy contribution to the concerned journal;
specify the Rivera journal that your manuscript best pertains to;
indicate, if applicable, that it is submitted as a part of Special Issue;
specify the manuscript type (original research, review, etc.)
detail any previous interaction(s) with Rivera Publications (previously submitted)
specify all authors' information, including affiliation
include acknowledgments and funding information (if applicable) and any competing interests
All persons who qualify for authorship should be listed as authors. However, the corresponding author must ensure that each author listed has substantially contributed or participated sufficiently in the work and is responsible for that particular portion of the manuscript. However, people who do not qualify for authorship should be listed in acknowledgments.
One author (corresponding author) should be listed with an asterisk and should provide his or her email address. For the remaining authors, if applicable, following information should be included:
First name and last name
Complete affiliation, along with the country
Email address (optional, but mandatory for the corresponding author)
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
This should include all the people who have contributed toward the work in one way or the other. However, authors are required to ensure that people acknowledged should agree to being so named.
List all the sources of funding, including relevant research grant numbers, as applicable. Also, authors are encouraged to list all the contributing authors associated with specific funding, if applicable.
Conflict of interest
The corresponding author is required to provide a statement of conflict of interest on behalf of all the authors. For further information, please refer to our Conflict of Interest Policy page.
While we are not obligated to use these or recommend to the concerned Editor(s), we do encourage authors to provide names and contact information of 2-4 external reviewers and, if applicable, 1-2 opposed reviewers.
The word count for original research is 3500–4000 words and up to 5500 words for studies involving meta-analysis. Authors are encouraged to employ a standard and concise writing style. If you are not a native English speaker, we encourage you to utilize our language editing services-or ask a native English speaking colleague for assistance.
All manuscript submissions can have the following sections:
Materials and methods
The title should not exceed 200 characters and set in title case. The title should be concise, specific, and easily comprehensible to readers.
The abstract should not exceed 300 words and should be unstructured (without sub-heading such as objective, methodology, results, discussion, etc.). It should provide a clear description of the objective(s) of the study, demonstrate the methodology used, and summarize the study's prime conclusion(s). At the end, a statement regarding the study's significance to a potentially wider audience should be included.
Authors can provide 4-6 keywords. The first letter of each keyword should be upper case, and keywords should be separated by a semicolon (;).
Published work along with any citable items should be cited in the reference list. While we follow very stringent reference formats, authors need not to spend time formatting their reference. They can submit the manuscripts formatted in any reference style (style will be formatted once the manuscript is accepted for publication), but it is preferable that they adhere to the journal format.
For Health and Medicine
Rivera uses AMA style. Items are listed numerically in the order they are cited in the text.
Example journal article (2-6 authors): Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2005; 201: 199-205.
Example journal article (more than 6 authors): Fukushima H, Cureoglu S, Schachern P, et al. Cochlear changes in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005; 133: 100-6.
Example book: Modlin J, Jenkins P. Decision Analysis in Planning for a Polio Outbreak in the United States. San Francisco, CA: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2004.
Example book chapter: Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.
Example online article: Wolf W. State's mail-order drug plan launched. Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2004:1B.
Example article from any database: Calhoun D, Trimarco T, Meek R, Locasto D. Distinguishing diabetes: Differentiate between type 1 & type 2 DM. JEMS [serial online]. November 2011; 36(11):32-48. Available from: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed February 2, 2012.
In-text citation: For referencing an article, a number is used. This is different from in-text citations in AMA—author's last name is not used. The order of numbering will be contingent on the order in which you use that reference within your paper. For example, the first article referenced will be given number one in superscript (1) followed by second and third articles as 2,3. In references section, the articles should appear numerically in the order they are cited within the text.
Figures and Tables
Figures and tables should be included in the main text (manuscript) to aid in the review process. However, for larger files (size exceeding 10 Mb) must always be submitted separately (should be properly mentioned in the main text, wherever applicable).
Figure captions and legends
Figure files should be included in the main document, and not as supplemental materials. Figure caption should be preceded by the figure, while figure legends should immediately follow the figure. Figure captions should be concise (not to exceed 18 words) and set in bold type. All figures should be numbered in sequence, using Arabic numerals, for example, Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.
Table captions and legends
Tables should be cited in ascending numeric order. Each table should be preceded by a table caption (brief and specific; not to exceed 18 words), and immediately followed by table legends, if applicable, used to explain abbreviations and other supporting information about the data. Larger tables, however, can be submitted as supplemental materials.
Review Comments and Revision
While submitting a revised manuscript, the authors should include the following:
Revised manuscript (clean copy): Prepare a clean copy of your revised manuscript that does not show track changes. Rename this file as "Main Document".
Revised manuscript (marked-up copy): Include a copy of your manuscript file showing the changes you have made (track changes). Rename this file as "Manuscript with Track Changes".
Response to reviewers: Address the specific points made by each Reviewer and/or Editor. Include your responses to all the reviewers' and editor's comments and list the changes you have made to the manuscript. Rename this file as "Response to Reviewers".
Information integral to the comprehensive understanding of the manuscript, but is either too large to be included in the main document or due to any other reason, should be submitted as support materials, such as 3-D visualizations, interactive graphics, large tables and/or figures, and so on. However, authors should note that normal figures and tables should not be included under supplemental materials.
For manuscripts reporting medical studies that involve human or animal subjects, ethics committee that approved the study must be identified in the manuscript. For studies involving human subjects, all work must conform to the recognized standards as per the "Declaration of Helsinki". In case of any experiments involving animals, authors must provide a declaration that all measures were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage and also must furnish a detailed description of the procedures used.
In manuscripts reporting patient cases, patient anonymity must be preserved. Case reports submitted to Rivera Publications should conform to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) recommendations. Patient privacy should be taken care of, and personally identifiable information should not be revealed without informed consent. If informed consent has been obtained, the details must be mentioned in the manuscript.
For live patients, signed consent is mandatory if the authors wish to reveal the patient's identity. In case of deceased patients, consent must be taken from patient's next of kin. If patient's consent was not obtained, patient's details should be anonymized as much as possible. Patient's photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent revelation of identity.
Authors are not required to submit the copy of the patient's consent while submitting their manuscript for consideration in Rivera Publications. However, they should confirm in the Cover Letter that the patient's consent has been obtained. In certain instances, the Editorial Office might request the authors to provide a copy of the same.