Welcome to the website for West China Journal of Stomatology
Correction and retraction policy
Human and other animal experiments
Conflict of interest statement
Process for manuscript submission
All contributions that are selected for peer review are sent to two or more independent reviewers. We use double-blind peer review. Papers may be rejected without external review at the Editor’s discretion.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: ① West China Journal of Stomatology (WCJS) is an open access journal under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.() that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. ② Once the manuscript is adopted by WCJS, a Copyright Transfer Agreement signed by all the authors should be submitted immediately. The authors agree to transfer the copyrights and related property rights to the editorial department of the WCJS. Among others, the editorial department of the WCJS has the following exclusive use rights to the full text of this article: compilation rights, distribution rights, reproduction rights, translation rights, and web publishing and information dissemination rights. The editorial department/magazine company has the right to transfer the above rights to third parties, allowing domestic and foreign document retrieval systems and networks and database systems to search and collect related data, and to allow or publish the rights of this article in various media. ③ After publication of the author’s paper, the editorial department of WCJS will pay the authors a one-time remuneration including the cost of the copyright transfer.
PKP is developing a Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The PKP PLN will ensure that journals that are not part of the Global LOCKSS Network, which primarily preserves content from larger publishers and vendors, or an existing PLN, which preserve small numbers of OJS journals hosted by member libraries, can be preserved using the LOCKSS program. West China Journal of Stomatology keep PKP agreement, and we are actively seeking to join PLN.
Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else's work as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. Plagiarism without dishonest intent is relatively frequent, for example, when an author reuses parts of an introduction from an earlier paper.Because of some confusion as to the appropriate use of other authors' writing, we offer the following guideline in addition to the normal principles regarding plagiarism: if more than 10 consecutive words are taken verbatim from the text of another publication (including the authors’ own work), this fact should be indicated by the use of inverted commas, as well as citation of the original source. It is not appropriate to make trivial changes to the wording instead. This rule can be relaxed slightly for descriptions of methodology from the authors’ own papers, or for common phrases. If plagiarism is found, the journal will contact the author and, in some cases, the author's institute and funding agencies. The paper containing the plagiarism will be marked on each page of the PDF, and depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may be formally retracted.AMLC is an academic misconduct detection system developed by CNKI company. multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. West China Journal of Stomatology uses AMLC to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. To find out more about AMLC visit http://check.cnki.net/.Material submitted to the journal must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere in any language.Authors submitting a manuscript should notify the editor(s) if part of their contribution has appeared or will appear elsewhere, or if any related material is under consideration or in press elsewhere.
If a submission contains a figure that is published elsewhere or that is copyrighted, the author must provide documentation that the previous publisher or copyright holder has given permission for the figure to be re-published. The editors consider all material in good faith, and assume that the journal has full permission to publish every part of the submitted material, including illustrations.
Correction and retraction policy
We recognize our responsibility to correct errors. Content published online is final and cannot be amended. The online version is part of the published record; therefore the original version must be preserved and changes to the paper should be made as a formal correction. If an error is noticed after online publication an HTML (or full-text) version of the correction will be created and linked to the original article.
Human and other animal experimentsWork on human beings that is submitted to West China Journal of Stomatology should comply with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki; Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects. Adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, June 1964, amended by the 29th World Medical Assembly, Tokyo, Japan, October 1975, the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983, and the 41st World Medical Assembly, Hong Kong, September 1989. The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines. Patients' and volunteers' names, initials, and hospital numbers should not be used.
Conflict of interest statement
At the end of the text, under a subheading "Conflict of interest statement" all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.
Article TypesOriginal ArticlesOriginal Articles describe original research, and should be 3000-8000 words (excluding the abstract, tables, figure legends and references) and contain no more than 8 displayed items (such as figures or tables).ReviewsReviews cover a focused area on the advancing edge of oral science and provide a balanced view of current research that can be understood by researchers outside that specialty. They should be succinctly written.Reviews do not require 'Materials and methods' or 'Results' sections but can be structured using short topical headings.Authors interested in publishing a Review may submit a proposal, including an outline of the proposed article, by emailing to the Editorial Office firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviews will be subject to the established review process.Article RequirementsCover letterEach manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter including statements that:1. All authors agree with the submission;2. The work has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere, either completely or in part, or in another form or language;3. If material has been reproduced from another source, the authors have authorization from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher) to use it, and have included this authorization with their submission;4. Conflict of Interest StatementOrganization of manuscriptManuscripts should be presented in the following order (omitting sections inappropriate for specific article types e.g. ‘Materials and methods’ for Reviews). Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter.(i) Title pageThe title page should include a succinct title (less than 20 words); the full names of all authors including their given names; the affiliations (including city, state and country) of all authors; and the full contact details of the corresponding author (including telephone and fax numbers, and email address).(ii) AbstractA brief abstract (maximum 200-300 words) should state the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references and should not be structured.(iii) Key wordsThree to eight key words, for the purposes of indexing, should be supplied below the abstract, in order of relevance.(iv) IntroductionThe Introduction should summarize the rationale for the study and outline pertinent background material. The Introduction should not contain either results or conclusions.(v) Materials and MethodsMaterials and Methods should be described in sufficient detail to allow the experimental work to be reproduced in another laboratory, and to leave the reader in no doubt as to how the results were derived.(vi) ResultsThe Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The Results should not include material appropriate to the Discussion.(vii) DiscussionThe Discussion should not reiterate Results, but rather should consider them in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction. This may include an evaluation of methodology and the relationship of new information to the existing body of knowledge in that field.(viii) AcknowledgmentsAuthors should acknowledge the source of financial grants and other funding, and declare any industrial links or affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers should not be included.(ix) Conflict of interestsA conflict of interest statement must be included for each contributing author. Please see the Conflict of Interest guidelines in the Editorial Policies section for more information and for guidelines on what constitutes a conflict of interest.(x) ReferencesAuthors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Only articles that have been published may be included in the references. References follow the information and documentation--Rules for bibliographic references and citations to information resources GB/T 7714-2015. In the text, references should be cited using superscript Arabic numerals in the order in which they appear. If cited in tables or figure legends, references should be numbered according to the first identification of the table or figure in the text. References are listed sequentially at the end of the paper, according to the numbering and order of citations in the text. The first three authors are to be listed, after which, list only the first three authors and ‘et al’. Abbreviations of journal names should conform to the Index Medicus style. The first and last page numbers for each reference should be provided.(x) Tables and figuresTables should be labeled sequentially as Table 1, Table 2, etc. Each table should be numbered, titled and cited in the text. Reference to table footnotes should be made by using Arabic numerals. Tables should not duplicate the content of the text. They should consist of at least two columns, and each column should have a heading. Authors should ensure that the data in the tables are consistent with those cited in the relevant places in the text, totals add up correctly, and percentages have been calculated correctly. Unlike figures or images, tables may be embedded into the main manuscript file if necessary, or supplied as separate electronic files.Figures and images should be labeled sequentially, numbered and cited in the text. Each figure should be saved in a separate file. Figures including multiple parts (e.g. Fig.1a, 1b, 1c) should be saved in a single file (e.g. Fig 1a-c). The figure number should be placed above each figure. Figure legends should be inserted in the article’s text file. The use of three-dimensional histograms is strongly discouraged when the addition of the third dimension gives no extra information. If a table or figure has been published before, the authors must obtain written permission to reproduce the material in both print and electronic formats from the copyright owner and submit it with the manuscript. This also applies to quotes, illustrations and other materials taken from previously published works not in the public domain. The original source should be cited in the figure caption or table footnote.Color figuresColor figures must be supplied in the following format.For Single Images:Width 500 pixels (authors should select "constrain proportions", or equivalent instructions, to allow the application to set the correct height automatically.)Resolution 125 dpi (dots per inch)Format JPEG for photographs; GIF for line drawings or chartsFilenaming Please save image with .jpg or .gif extension to ensure it can be read by all platforms and graphics packages.For Multi-part Images :Width 900 pixels (authors should select "constrain proportions", or equivalent instructions, to allow the application to set the correct height automatically.)Resolution 125 dpi (dots per inch)Format JPEG for photographs; GIF for line drawings or chartsFilenaming Please save image with .jpg or .gif extension to ensure it can be read by all platforms and graphics packages.Black and white images1. Image resolution of at least 300 dpi at publication size2. Images should be scanned at a minimum of 300 dpi3. During software manipulation of images, care should be taken that resolution is maintained4. Images may be rotated or scaled, but this must be the same in the x and y dimensions5. Contrast and brightness can be adjusted, but this must be uniform across the entire image, and must not result in the loss of any feature, band or spot. The background should still be visible6. If lanes are removed, and once separate parts of an image are joined together, a black, white or grey line should indicate clearly where the image was cut7. If black borders are drawn around the image, the lines should correspond to all edges where the image was cut8. Protein molecular weights or DNA fragment sizes should be indicated for all figure panels showing gel electrophoresisGraphs, Histograms and Statistics1. Error bars must be described in the figure legend2. Axes on graphs should extend to zero, except for log axes3. Statistical analyses (including error bars and p values) should only be shown for independently repeated experiments, and must not be shown for replicates of a single experiment4. The number of times an experiment was repeated (N) must be stated in the legendHouse StyleAs the electronic submission will provide the basic material for typesetting, it is important that papers are prepared in the general editorial style of the journal.1. See the information above of figures2. Do not make rules thinner than 1 pt (0.36 mm)3. Use a coarse hatching pattern rather than shading for tints in graphs4. Color should be distinct when being used as an identifying tool5. Use SI units throughout6. Spaces, not commas should be used to separate thousands7. Abbreviations should be preceded by the words for which they stand in the first instance of use and should not be used for terms used fewer than 4 times8. Text should be double spacing with a wide margin9. Use a common word-processing package (such as Microsoft Word) for the text. Embed tables converted into images at the end of the Word document, or as a separate file in whichever program you used to generate them10. If you submit raw data, this can be done in Excel, or tab/comma delimited format11. At first mention of a manufacturer the town and country should be provided.File FormatsFile formats for manuscript files, figures and tables that are acceptable for our electronic manuscript submission process are given on the online forms. Further advice on file types is also available from the Tips webpage. Please use a common word-processing package (such as Microsoft Word) for the text. Either embed tables converted into images at the end of your Word document, or as a separate files in whichever program you used to generate them. If you submit raw data, this can be done in Excel, or tab/comma delimited format.Supplementary informationSupplementary information is peer-reviewed material directly relevant to the conclusions of an article that cannot be included in the printed version owing to space or format constraints. It is posted on the journal's website and linked to the article when the article is published and may consist of data files, graphics, movies or extensive tables.The article must be complete and self-explanatory without the supplementary information. Supplementary information enhances a reader’s understanding of the manuscript but is not essential to that understanding.Supplementary information must be supplied to the Editorial Office in its final form for peer review. On acceptance the final version of the peer reviewed supplementary information should be submitted with the accepted manuscript.To ensure that the contents of the supplementary information files can be viewed by the editor(s), referees and readers, please also submit a ‘read-me’ file containing brief instructions on how to use the file.Supplying supplementary information filesAuthors should ensure that supplementary information is supplied in its FINAL format because it is not subedited and will appear online exactly as originally submitted. It can neither be altered, nor added to, after the paper has been accepted for publication.Accepted file formats1.JPEG image files (.jpg)2.Acrobat files (.pdf)3.MS Word documents (.doc)4.MS Excel spreadsheet documents (.xls)File sizes must be as small as possible, so that they can be downloaded quickly.Please make sure you have gathered all the required manuscript information BEFORE starting the submission process. The manuscript submission process begins when you click on the ‘Online Submission’ link on your homepage. The manuscript submission process is broken down into a series of tasks which gather detailed information about your manuscript and allow you to upload text and figure/image files.The magazine charges 420 RMB for each page and 100 RMB for each color picture.