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J Dent. 2015 Aug;43(8):855-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jdent.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 Mar 4.

Improving the quality of papers submitted to dental journals: Transcription of session for editors, associate editors, publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing held at IADR meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday, 25 June 2014.

Author information

1
University College London Eastman Dental Institute, UK; King's College London Dental Institute, UK; University of Kent, UK; Leeds University, UK; British Dental Editors Forum, UK. Electronic address: kenneth.a.eaton@btinternet.com.
2
School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
3
SAGE Publications, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
4
Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai, India.
5
Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
6
School of Dentistry, Cardiff, Wales, UK.

Abstract

This satellite symposium was the fourth in a series for editors, publishers, reviewers and all those with an interest in scientific publishing. It was held on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at the IADR International meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. The symposium attracted more than 180 attendees. This symposium placed an emphasis on how the quality of papers submitted to dental journals could be improved. The panel included representation from editors, researchers and publishers from North America, India and the Gulf States. The symposium identified a number of challenges for editors and publishers, including the poor quality of many papers submitted to dental and other scientific journals, plagiarism, attempted duplicate publication and sometimes fraudulent results. Where possible speakers are identified by name. A subsequent symposium was held during the IADR meeting in Boston on March 11th 2015. Involvement open to editors, associate editors, publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing.

KEYWORDS:

Dental; Editing; Ethics; Journals; Publishing; Research

PMID:
25748020
DOI:
10.1016/j.jdent.2015.02.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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