Peer-review & plagiarism: policies and workflow

Peer-review policy and editorial workflow

Initial evaluation

The editor-in-chief performs an initial editorial screening of the submission, which results in one of the following decisions: 

  • If a submission does not adhere to the submission guidelines, or if it is lacking information that limits judgment of the validity or suitability of the work for consideration, it will be returned to the author(s) for correction (re-submission).
  • If a submission is judged not to be "of broad interest and significance" or not likely to be ultimately publishable in the journal will also be returned to authors (declined/rejected) without further processing,  as part of our endeavor to provide a rapid feedback to authors and saving valuable time (in average 7 days). 
  • If a submission is deemed a suitable work for the journal, the editor will initiate a double-blind peer-review process. 

Double-blind peer review process

The editors of JAPID ensure that a double-blind peer review of a submission is performed past initial evaluation. For more information, please see our Editorial Policies on Peer Review. The following policies are observed in the process:

  • A submission must be thoroughly reviewed by at least two external reviewers, who are experts in the field.
  • The peer-reviewers are assigned by the editor-in-chief or an associate editor. 
  • The peer-reviewers are required to file their competing interests regarding the submission they are invited to review.
  • Based on the comments of the reviewers on the submission, the editor-in-chief will send a decision letter to the author(s), which will be one of the following: rejected; resubmit (revisions required); accepted.
  • The revised submissions are also sent for a round of peer-review, usually conducted by the same reviewers. Minor revisions may be evaluated by the editors.
  • Submissions that are accepted for publication by the editor-in-chief are sent to the language editor, who works with the author(s) to polish their paper. This stage usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks, based on the volume of the editing required, and the time it takes for the author(s) to review their edited paper and approve the changes.

The peer-review process may take 4 to 6 weeks to complete. We ask our reviewers to send their comments in a timely manner so that we can handle submissions appropriately. The average time from submission to acceptance in the Journal of Advanced Periodontology & Implant Dentistry in 2022 was 67 days.

Publication of accepted submissions 

  • Papers that are accepted, edited and finally approved are immediately assigned a DOI and published as accepted manuscript in the In Press section and can be cited using DOI. 
  • When the article proof is ready, which usually takes 2 to 3 weeks, the authors are notified and asked to approve the proof. The approved proof then replaces the accepted manuscript in the In Press section.
  • At the time of issue publication, the articles are assigned page numbers, and move from In Press section to the assigned journal issue, and can be cited using page numbers in addition to DOI.

Plagiarism policy

The  submissions are strictly screened for plagiarism using Crossref Similarity Check Powered by iThenicate.

  • The journal will follow the guidelines of COPE to handle cases of plagiarism.
  • Minor instances of text similarity identified during review process may be returned to authors for corrections. 
  • Major plagiarism identified during the review of the submission will result in rejecting the submission. In addition, other actions per COPE guidelines may be taken to observe the high ethical standards of scholarly publishing. 
  • Plagiarism identified post-publication will also be handled following COPE guidelines, resulting in events such as publication of a correction or retraction of the paper. 

For more information, please see our Editorial Policies on Misconduct.

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Iranian Academy of Periodontology

Journal of Advanced Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (JAPID) is affiliated with the Iranian Academy of Periodontology.

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This journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The journal also adheres to the Recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

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