FLUORIDE


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



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Aims and scope

To publish peer-reviewed scientific research on all aspects of fluoride

Fluoride, Quarterly Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research Inc., is published four times a year, usually in March, June, September, and December, in both print (ISSN 0015-4725) and online (ISSN 2253-4083) and contains 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.

Information for authors

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.

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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.

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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.

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, editorial policies, policies on conflict of interest, human and animal rights, informed consent, and 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 available below 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 here. 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 here. 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 here

Data sharing policy

All the data received on a paper are normally included in the published paper so that it is shared.

Where to send papers for consideration of publication in Fluoride

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, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka:

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

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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Impact factor

Thomson Reuters Journal Impact Factor (From the Bioxbio Journal Impact factor based on the citation information of journals in their database and the Academic Accelerator Impact Factor Database)(Journal ISSN 0154725).

Contact information for problems

Please contact me if you have any problems using the site or if you wish to access an issue that is not opening. I think I have changed the website addresses of all the past issues from www.fluorideresearch.org addresses to the new www.fluorideresearch.online addresses. Bruce Spittle, Editor-in-Chief, Fluoride, spittle727@gmail.com


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