Publication Ethics

The Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health (JLDMHealth) upholds stringent measures against publication malpractice. Represented by its publisher, JLDMHealth ensures the highest ethical standards among its editorial team, authors, and peer reviewers.


  • Duties of authors OR read PDF [link].
  • Duties of editors OR read PDF [link].
  • Duties of Reviewer OR read PDF [link].



Duties of authors [link].

Authors submitting to the Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health are expected to adhere to a comprehensive set of duties and ethical standards outlined below:


Reporting Standards: Authors must provide an accurate and objective account of their research, ensuring that underlying data are represented accurately and with sufficient detail for replication. Fraudulent or inaccurate statements are considered unethical.


Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure their work is entirely original and appropriately cited. Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is strictly prohibited. The journal employs a Plagiarism Checker solution to uphold integrity.


Data Access and Retention: Authors may be required to provide raw data for editorial review and should be prepared to grant public access whenever possible. Authors must retain data for a reasonable period after publication.


Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of others' work and permissions for private data are mandatory.


Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be attributed to those who significantly contributed to the study. All listed authors must have seen and approved the final manuscript for submission.


Duplicate Submission and Prior Publication: Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously is unethical. Manuscripts should not have been previously published, and duplicate or redundant submissions are prohibited.


Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: Duplicate submissions, which overlap substantially with previously published work, are unethical and distort evidence. Authors should submit original works and disclose any prior submissions.


Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: Authors must identify any hazards associated with their work and ensure compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines, including obtaining informed consent for human subjects.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or substantive conflicts of interest that may influence the interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support must be disclosed.


Fundamental Errors in Published Works: Authors must promptly notify the journal editor of any significant errors discovered in their published work and cooperate in retracting or correcting the paper if necessary.

The Editorial Board may submit their own manuscripts for publication, but the peer review process will be managed independently, ensuring impartiality.

Authors are encouraged to consult COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Authors for further guidance. The Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health prioritizes new, innovative, and reliable publications, striving to prevent misconduct. Editors follow COPE flowcharts for handling duplicate publications and uphold high ethical standards throughout the publication process.



Duties of editors [link].

The duties of editors at the Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health are guided by ethical standards and professional conduct, including:


Publication Decisions: Editors assess manuscript submissions based on their scholarly merit, significance to the field, and adherence to journal policies and legal requirements. They may consult with editorial board members or reviewers during the decision-making process.


Fair Play: Manuscripts are evaluated solely based on their intellectual content, without bias related to authors' personal characteristics or affiliations.


Confidentiality: Editors and editorial staff must maintain confidentiality regarding submitted manuscripts, sharing information only with relevant parties such as authors, reviewers, and the publisher.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors must not use unpublished materials from submitted manuscripts for their own research without consent. They should handle conflicts of interest transparently, recusing themselves from manuscript review when necessary.


Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations: Editors are responsible for addressing ethical complaints regarding submitted or published papers. They must investigate complaints thoroughly, communicate with relevant parties, and take appropriate corrective actions, including retractions or corrections, as needed.


These principles uphold the integrity of the publication process and ensure adherence to ethical standards in scholarly publishing. Editors at the Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health are committed to fostering a fair, transparent, and reputable academic environment.


Duties of Reviewer [link].

As reviewers for the Journal of Lifelong DentoMedical Health, adhering to ethical guidelines and professional standards is crucial:


Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Reviewers play a pivotal role in upholding the journal's academic standards by providing constructive feedback to authors and assisting editors in determining a manuscript's suitability for publication.


Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers must promptly disclose any conflicts of interest that could compromise their impartiality. These conflicts may arise from financial relationships, personal beliefs, or professional competition.


Confidentiality: Maintaining confidentiality is paramount in the peer review process. Reviewers should not share manuscript content with unauthorized individuals and must uphold the integrity of double-blind peer review.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Reviewers must refrain from using privileged information obtained during peer review for personal gain. They should disclose conflicts of interest to editors and recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts in which they have conflicts.


Timely Reviews (Promptness): Reviewers are expected to submit their reports promptly to ensure timely publication. If unable to meet the deadline, reviewers should inform the editorial office in advance.


Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively, focusing on the manuscript's quality and content rather than personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should provide clear, supported arguments in their assessments.


Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work not cited by the authors and alert editors to any similarities between the manuscript under review and existing publications.


By upholding these principles, reviewers contribute to the integrity and quality of scholarly publishing in the field of health. Their dedication to ethical conduct ensures the rigorous evaluation of research and maintains the credibility of the peer review process.