FLUORIDE: Quarterly Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research Inc. (ISFR)

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  • FLUORIDE IS AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE TO INDIVIDUAL USERS, IN FULL TEXT WITHOUT AN EMBARGO PERIOD. However, the copyright for the articles is held by the ISFR. Authors are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link to the full text, and use them for any other lawful purpose without asking prior permission from the publisher, the ISFR, provided acknowledgement is given that the article was first published in Fluoride.

  • NO AUTHOR, INSTITUTIONAL, OR ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES. The making of multiple copies of articles by institutions is allowed by Reproduction Rights Organizations (RROs) in many countries including New Zealand (Copyright Licensing New Zealand), Australia (Copyright Agency Limited), Canada (Access Canada), France (Centre Francais d'exploitation), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Reproduction Rights), Ireland (Irish Copyright Licensing Agency), Japan (Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance), South Africa (DALRO South Africa), United Kingdom (Copyright Licensing Agency), and the United States of America (Copyright Clearance Center). In return for this assignment of copyright to the ISFR and the accompanying income stream from the RROs, NO AUTHOR, INSTITUTIONAL, OR ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES ARE MADE. A printer's quality pdf of articles is available for download on the website and five free offprints of articles are supplied to authors. Articles should be written in Word and submitted by E-mail to the nearest Regional Editor. The Regional Editor will arrange for single blind peer review, usually with two reviewers, in which the peer reviewer knows the names of the authors but not vice versa.

  • SAVING COPIES IN INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES. Institutions can preserve a second copy of articles published by their researchers in an institutional repository. Application has been made for registering Fluoride as a deposit with Sherpa, University of Nottingham, UK.

  • SCOPE AND FOCUS OF FLUORIDE Fluoride publishes peer-reviewed scientific reports on agricultural, analytical, biochemical, biological, chemical, clinical, dental, ecological, environmental, industrial, medical, metabolic, pharmacological, synergistic, toxicological, and veterinary aspects of inorganic and organic fluorides. The journal does not contain advertising.

  • PEER REVIEW. Papers are normally reviewed by two peer reviewers on a single blind basis in which the peer reviewer knows the identity of the authors but not vice versa.

  • SUBMITTING MANUSCRIPTS TO FLUORIDE GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS REVISED JANUARY-MARCH 2015 Manuscripts, including reports of original research, papers presented at ISFR conferences, research reviews, discussion papers, and letters to the editor, are accepted for publication after appropriate evaluation and recommendation by qualified reviewers. The initial version of the manuscript, double-spaced throughout with wide margins, should be submitted, as a Word attachment by E-mail, to the nearest Regional Editor. The E-mail addresses for these editors are given below and in the masthead of the Table of Contents on page i of each issue. Detailed instructions for preparing papers are at www.fluorideresearch.org and in Fluoride 2013;46(1):40-8. These instructions should be followed meticulously to avoid publication delays. The Editorial Officers of Fluoride strongly support the maintenance of the highest standards of animal care and the control of discomforts to animals in research. Authors must indicate whether their institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964, as revised in 2013, available from http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/ 10policies/b3/index.html. Fluoride follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and their Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals, updated December 2016, and the ICMJE form for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest are available from: www.icmje.org. The recommendations describe author responsibilities for conflicts of interest, human and animal rights, informed consent, and ethical policies. The ICMJE conflict of interest disclosure form should be downloaded, completed electronically by each author, and then submitted to Fluoride with the manuscript. Authors should state if the ICMJE recommendations have been followed. The Editorial Officers of Fluoride recommend that authors study the information for authors on ethical responsibilities and scientific misconduct published by Elsevier and available at www.elsevier.com/ethics. The material covers the areas of duplicate submission, research fraud including fabrication (making up research data) and falsification (manipulation of existing research data, tables, or images), plagiarism (passing off anothers work or idea as your own), authorship disputes (deliberately misrepresenting a scientists relationship to their work on a published paper), conflict of interest (nondisclosure to the publication that you have a direct or indirect conflict that prevents you from being unbiased in your paper), salami slicing (the slicing of research that would form one meaningful paper into several different papers), and the improper use of humans or animals in research including absent or inadequate informed consent of human subjects, or maltreatment of laboratory animals, with articles available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. For observational studies in epidemiology, authors might consider using the guidelines in the STROBE statement available from: http://journals.lww.com/ epidem/pages/ articleviewer.aspx?year=2007&issue=11000&article=00027&type=abstract

  • Instructions for authors (revised January-March 2013). (PDF)

  • Instructions for authors (revised January-March 2015). (PDF)

  • Publication ethics and malpractice statement (PDF)

  • Authors should send papers to the nearest regional editor for their area. The regional editors are:

    Regional Editor for Africa:

    Regional Editor for Eastern Europe:

    Regional Editors for India:

    Regional Editor for Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, and Cuba:

    Regional Editor for the Middle East:

    Regional Editor for Pakistan and Afghanistan:

    Regional Editors for People's Republic of China

    Searching all the issues of Fluoride since 1968

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    Accessing all the issues of Fluoride since 1968 in full text

  • Archives and Indexes 1968-2015 (Most of the back issues are also available in hard copy but a few require reprinting). (PDF)
  • Accessing the last issue of FluorideJuly-September 2016; 49(3 Pt 1 and Pt 2)

  • Current issue (Part 2) July-September 2016. Fluoride 49(3 Pt2):279-372. (PDF)
  • Current issue (Part 1) July-September 2016. Fluoride 49(3 Pt1):185-278. (PDF)
  • General information on the ISFR and subscribing to Fluoride in hardcopy

    The Society is an independent non-profit organization which promotes the sharing of scientific research on all aspects of inorganic and organic fluorides by hosting international conferences on fluoride research and publishing quarterly, online (ISSN2253-4083) and in print (ISSN 0015-4725), the open access journal Fluoride: Quarterly Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research Inc.

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  • General information on the ISFR, membership of the ISFR, impact factor for Fluoride, subscription to Fluoride, and manuscript submission. (PDF)
  • Professional information on the editorial staff of Fluoride (PDF)
  • Impact factor (PDF)
  • Some information on chronic fluoride toxicity
  • Some information on the history of the ISFR: 35 years of Fluoride (PDF)
  • Please contact me if you have any problems using the site. Bruce Spittle, Editor-in-Chief, Fluoride, spittle@es.co.nz


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