Journal Policies

Please read the instructions below carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the Journal's requirements and standards as well as information concerning the procedure after acceptance of a manuscript for publication in JIOH.

JIOH adheres to the below ethical guidelines and policies for Publication and Research.

  1. Open Access Policy
  2. Authorship
  3. Peer Review and Refrees
  4. Ethical Criterias
  5. Conflict of Interest Disclosoure
  6. Experimental Subjects
  7. Clinical Trials
  8. Ethics of Investigation - Protection of Human Subject & Animal in research
  9. Observational and Other Studies
  10. Appeal of Decision
  11. Permissions
  12. Copyright
  13. Language Usage and editing service
  14. No Embargo Policy
  15. Advertisement Policy
  16. Ghost & Guest Authorship policy
  17. Obligation to publish negative studies
  18. Plagiarism & Retraction Notice
  19. Click Here To Download Author Guidelines

Open Access Policy

JIOH is a peer-reviewed, association published, open-access Dental journal. The mission of this journal is to facilitate the equitable global dissemination of high-quality Dental research. Thereby promoting international dialogue and collaboration on Oral health issues; to improve clinical practice; and to expand and deepen the understanding of Oral health and Dental care.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that the manuscript have been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. JIOH adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). 

According to the ICMJE criteria, authorship should be based on

  • Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
  • Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and
  • Final approval of the version to be published.

Authors should meet conditions that all authors have been accredited as appropriate upon submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements.

Peer Review and Refrees

Unbiased, independent, critical assessment is an intrinsic part of all scholarly work, including scientific investigation. Peer reviewers are experts in their field who are not part of the editorial staff and thus are an important extension of the scientific process. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. Peer reviewers are asked to submit their review within two (2) weeks. Fast-tracking will be considered for papers at the authors request after Peer review.

Ethical Crieterias

Submitted manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously in print or electronic format (except in abstract or poster form) and are not under consideration by another publication or electronic medium. All experiments using animals and human subjects or human tissues must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee / Board. Any patient who can be clearly identified in the article (either in text or in photographs) must sign a consent form indicating consent to his or her being thus depicted in the article. This consent form(s) must be submitted with the manuscript.

In all reports of original studies with humans, authors should specifically state the nature of the ethical review and clearance of the study protocol. Informed consent must be obtained from human subjects participating in research studies. Some reports, such as those dealing with institutionalized children or mentally retarded persons, may need additional details of ethical clearance.

All this information has to be submitted in authors contributor form available on http://www.jioh-copyright-form-and-processing-fees.html at the time of manuscript submission. the form can be directly uploded as scan copy / PDF on manuscript submission system on during submission process.

Conflict of interest Disclosure

You are requested to identify who provided financial support and conflict of interest for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.

Experimental Subjects

Experimentation involving human subjects will only be published if such research has been conducted in full accordance with ethical principles, including the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (version, 2002 and the additional requirements, if any, of the country where the research has been carried out. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement that the experiments were undertaken with the understanding and written consent of each subject and according to the above mentioned principles. All studies should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials should be reported using the CONSORT guidelines available at A CONSORT checklist should also be included in the submission material ( JIOH encourages authors submitting manuscripts reporting from a clinical trial to register the trials in any of the following free, public clinical trials registries:,, The clinical trial registration number and name of the trial register will then be published with the manuscript.

Ethics of Investigation - Protection of Human Subject & Animal in research

Manuscripts not in agreement with the guidelines of the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 1975 will not be accepted for publication.

When reporting experiments on human subjects, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors Should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. 

Observational and Other Studies

Observational studies such as Cohort, Case control and Cross-sectional studies should be reported consistent with guidelines like STROBE. Meta analysis for systematic reviews should be reported consistent with guidelines like QUOROM and MOOSE. These guidelines can be accessed at

Appeal of Decision

The decision on a manuscript is final and cannot be appealed.


If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that the work and its essential substance have not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The submission of the manuscript by the authors means that the authors automatically agree to assign exclusive copyright to publisher. The work shall not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the publisher. The articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers translation rights and the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute all of the articles printed in the journal. No material published in the journal may be stored on microfilm or videocassettes or in electronic database and the like or reproduced photographically without the prior written permission of the publisher. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors are required to assign the copyright to publish their article. Form is available on http://www.jioh-copyright-form-and-processing-fees.html

Language Usage and editing service

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service on

No Embargo Policy

JIOH does not impose media embargos on content. Authors, as the owners of their original work, are free to disseminate advance information about forthcoming articles that they have contributed to JIOH.

All contents of JIOH will be made freely available from the moment of publication.

Advertisement Policy

JIOH is a Dental journal whose mission is to provide a venue for scientific publishing that is independent of commercial interests which can influence editorial objectivity.

Thus, JIOH reserve the right to refuse advertising from any business or organization whose activities we believe are inconsistent with the mission of JIOH.

Please contact if you are interested in advertising with JIOH inserting "Advertising" in the subject line.

Ghost & Guest Authorship policy

Ghost authorship occurs when someone makes a significant contribution to a manuscript without due acknowledgement of their role.

Guest authorship occurs when an individual is named as an author of a manuscript when they do not meet authorship criteria.

JIOH considers that both ghost and guest authorship are breaches of publication ethics, and believes they violate readers’ trust in scientific reporting and can potentially bias Dental literature. The Journal’s editors and readers need to be confident that authors listed have undertaken the work and that the written manuscript. Hence author need to avoid any Ghost or Guest Authorship

Obligation to publish negative studies

Editors will consider seriously for publication that any carefully done study of an important question, relevant to their readers, whether the results are negative or positive to avoid publication bias. Many studies that purport to be negative are, in fact, inconclusive; since they add little to Dental knowledge and consume journal resources.

Plagiarism & Retraction Notice

The important aspect in the publication is scientific fraud. If substantial doubts arise about the honesty or integrity of work, either submitted or published, it is the editor's responsibility to ensure that the question is appropriately pursued, usually by the authors' sponsoring institution. However, it is not ordinarily the task of editors to conduct a full investigation or to make a determination; that responsibility lies with the institution where the work was done or with the funding agency. The editor should be promptly informed of the final decision, and if a fraudulent paper (Plagiarism) has been published, the journal will print a retraction. If this method of investigation does not result in a satisfactory conclusion, the editor may conduct his or her own investigation.

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