Journal of Oral Tissue Engineering

Ethical Principles and Research Guidelines Submitted to the Various Authors from the Editor of the Official Journal of the Japanese Association of Regenerative Dentistry

Koichi IMAI*

Department of Biomaterials, Osaka Dental University, Osaka, Japan
*Editor-in-chief of the Japanese Association of Regenerative Dentistry

J Oral Tissue Engin 2010;8(2): 133-138

Manuscripts submitted to the official journal of The Japanese Association of Regenerative Dentistry are processed by multiple review system. Some manuscripts are rejected based on a negative evaluation by reviewers. The most important point for considering publication in the journal is the fundamental study design of the manuscript. There are many manuscripts whose results are inconsistent with the purposes of the study. Many manuscripts do not provide adequate discussion. Furthermore, there are many manuscripts whose study design only follows studies published in another journal. Recently, there have also been serious issues regarding the proper handling of copyrighted materials and plagiarism of other studies. The following section describes common reasons for revising or rejecting manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Key words: journal, manuscript, review system, plagiarism