INDIAN PROSTHODONTIC SOCIETY

KERALA STATE BRANCH

JPID - THE JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY

The Journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry is a peer reviewed, open access, e-journal published on behalf of Indian Prosthodontic Society, Kerala State Branch. Journal will be published in January, May and September of every year.

JPID - POLICY

AIM AND SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL
‘The Journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry (JPID)’ aims to facilitate scientific communication between the Prosthodontic community all over the world. The journal will publish scientific articles on Removable complete and partial denture Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Implant Prosthodontics, Aesthetics, Occlusion and Materials used in Prosthodontics. Original research (experimental, analytic and descriptive including case report / case series / cross sectional), systematic review and meta-analysis will be disseminated through this journal. Publication is free for our members.

EDITORIAL POLICY
Editorial board assumes that all the manuscripts submitted for publication in JPID have not violated any ethical principles, right from obtaining ethical committee clearance up to the preparation of manuscripts. If questioned by scientific community, authors have to defend their statements given in the article. Instructions for preparing the manuscripts are given in our website (https://www.ipskerala.com/article-submission.php). Journal has the right to ask authors to make modifications in the manuscript, if found unavoidable, even after the publication. Rejected articles will not be sent back to the authors, but a mail regarding the decision of the editorial board will be sent to the corresponding author.

PUBLICATION ETHICS
COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines will be strictly followed, https://publicationethics.org. Authors are advised to follow ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) guidelines regarding assigning of authorship (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html).

RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
Article reviewing is a honorary job and no remuneration will be given for reviews. Reviews have the right to accept or reject the offer to review any article. If accepted, 14 days can be taken to review an article. Research / publication ideas revealed through the peer review process should not be used for personal use including publication. All manuscripts received for review must be treated as absolutely confidential, and must only be forwarded to or discussed with the Editor of Indian prosthodontic Society, Kerala State Branch. While doing the review of blinded articles, reviewers are expected to justify their decision and to give constructive suggestions to improve the manuscript so that the editor can forward them to the corresponding author for necessary action.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITOR, ASSOCIATE EDITOR AND SECTION EDITORS
Editor has the ultimate right to take a decision regarding the publication in line with the guidelines set by the editorial board. If needed, Editor can seek the advice from the Associate Editor and Section Editors while making important decisions.
There shall not be any bias based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, state/country of origin or political inclination of the author(s). Any such detail shall not be disclosed to anyone including the reviewers and section editors.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS
All manuscripts received will be duly acknowledged. Submitted manuscripts will initially be reviewed by the Editors. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific/technical flaws or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal review. Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in JIPD are sent to two or more expert reviewers. The selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the Editor. The journal follows a double blind review process, wherein the reviewers and the authors are unaware of each other's identity. Every manuscript will be assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The authors will be asked to modify the manuscript if needed. The comments and suggestions received from the reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to the final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online.

POLICY ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST, HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS, INFORMED CONSENT
Authors, reviewers and editors are required to declare conflict of interest, if any. All the human and animal rights applicable to respective countries should be upheld while conducting research and formulating manuscripts for publication in this journal. All the authors will be responsible for the legal consequences, in case any violation is noted in this regard. Principles of Autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice should be maintained at any cost. If necessary, the editorial board has the right to ask the authors to furnish the copy of informed consent obtained from the study participants.

ADVERTISING POLICY
Current editorial policy of the JPID is not to accept any advertisement in the journal. But the Indian prosthodontic Society, Kerala State Branch reserves all rights to accept advertisement in the website of the society (www.ipskerala.com), other than in the journal section.

RESEARCH AND ETHICS POLICY
Journal is not restricted to authors from Kerala or India. All Indian authors should strictly follow ICMR guidelines on medical research ethics (https://ethics.ncdirindia.org/ICMR_Ethical_Guidelines.aspx). Authors from other countries shall observe ethical guidelines developed in accordance with Helsinki declaration which are applicable in their respective countries. Editorial board has every right to demand the authors to submit document issued by competent Ethical Committee/Board permitting the first/corresponding author to undertake the research.

PROCESS OF HANDLING CASES REQUIRING CORRECTIONS, RETRACTIONS, EDITORIAL
Editorial board reserves the right instruct the authors to modify their article, even after publication, failing which the Editorial Board will make necessary corrections in the article.
Editorial board shall follow COPE guidelines if articles are to be retracted (https://publicationethics.org/node/19896).
Editor will be in charge of the ‘editorial’ section. He has the right to seek guest editorials from other persons in the field.

EXPRESSIONS OF CONCERN
Editorial board shall issue an ‘Expression of Concern’ if they feel there is a potentially misleading information contained in any article published in this journal. Expression of concern , in and when issued, is done in better interest of the readers. But such a serious action will be taken ONLY if the concerns raised by the scientific community are valid. A decision on retraction shall be made ONLY after a thorough fact finding investigation.

PLAGIARISM POLICY
Our journal adhere to the 'International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) – Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (Updated December 2019)'. If the substantial similarity index is detected, the publication will be rejected. Plagiarism more than 5% should be avoided. Authors are advised to prepare the manuscript by themselves in accordance with the journal guidelines. The journal do not encourage 'ghost authorship'.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCING
Creative Commons CC-BY license is applicable to all published articles. All authors should agree to the copyright policies of the journal. The transfer of copyright gives JPID the right to develop, promote, distribute, sell, and archive a body of scientific works throughout the world. In connection with this assignment, the Author acknowledges that JPID will have the right to print, publish, create derivative works, and sell the Work throughout the world, all rights in and to all revisions or versions or subsequent editions of the Work in all languages and media throughout the world.

The author(s), reserve the following rights: All proprietary rights other than copyrights, such as patent rights, The right to use all or part of this article, including tables and figures in future works of their own, provided that the proper acknowledgment is made to the Publisher as copyright holder, and The right to make copies of this article for his/her own use.

The work should not violate any proprietary or personal rights of others (including, without limitation, any copyrights or privacy rights). Work should be factually accurate and should not contain any unlawful matter. Each author should have substantially participated in the creation of the Work and that it represents his/her original work sufficient to claim authorship. There shall be no financial interest in the subject matter of the Work or any affiliation with an organization or entity with a financial interest in the subject matter of the Work, other than as previously disclosed to the Association. Authors shall assign and transfer to the JPID, copyright and all rights under it and further confirm that the article has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by any other publisher.

Copyright transfer form is available in the journal website (https://www.ipskerala.com/downloads/JPID-Copyright-transfer-form.pdf), authors need to sign and upload it along with the article.

JPID - EDITORIAL BOARD

The Editor

Dr Prasanth Viswambharan
‘Kailasam’, KRA 15A, Opp LPS Pettah, Dr Palpu Road, Nalumukku-Pettah, Trivandrum, Kerala,PIN 695 024.

Official Address: Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, Government Dental College, Alappuzha

Phone: +919846909058, +919446353602 

Email: ipskeralaeditor@gmail.com, prasanthvmds@rediffmail.com

Advisor to the Editor

Associate Editor

Guest Editors

Section Editors/Scientific Committee

Subscription & Coordination

List of Editors

YEARCHIEF EDITOR
2017-2020Dr Prasanth Viswambharan
2020-Till dateDr Prasanth Viswambharan

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