Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Dentistry Indonesia (JDI) is a scientific journal that is published three times annually (April, August, and December). This journal aims for continuous dissemination of updates in relation to dentistry and its related fields in the form of original articles, case reports and reviews. Its first publication was in 1993, under the name of Jurnal Kedokteran Gigi Indonesia, published by the Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Indonesia. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to double-blind peer reviews and editorial reviews processes before being granted acceptance. The Editors welcome manuscripts in the following key thematic areas in oral and maxillofacial sciences:

  • Cariology
  • Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Dental Biomaterial
  • Dental Education
  • Dental Traumatology
  • Endodontics
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Oral Biosciences
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Microbiology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Radiology
  • Oral Rehabilitation
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontology



Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

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Case Report

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Literature Review

  • Journal of Dentistry Indonesia Faculty of Dentistry University of Indonesia
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Peer Review Process

The Editor of the Journal of Dentistry Indonesia is responsible for the decision of the articles submitted to the journal. All manuscript submissions will be initially screened whether the manuscript has follow journal scope and author guidelines. Starting from 2015, English is the language used in the Journal of Dentistry Indonesia. All submitted manuscript will be screened using iThenticate and Grammarly for plagiarism checking before being sent to reviewers. The manuscript will be sent to section editor and will be reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers.


Every manuscript submitted to the Journal of Dentistry Indonesia will go through an Editorial Review and Double Blind Peer Reviews. The manuscripts that do not sufficient for publication, not meet the general interest or inappropriate to the Journal’s focus and scope and/or have many errors in many aspects would be directly rejected without peer review. The manuscripts that meet the editorial requirement would be processed for peer review by at least two reviewers. In a condition when particular advice is required the editor has the right to appoint additional reviewer. The decision on one manuscript is made by the Editorial Board meeting. The decision would be based on the advice from the reviewers and could categorized into: 1) Accepted, with minor editorial correction; 2) Minor revision, when author is invited to revise and no further review is needed; 3) Major revision, when author is invited to revise and need to resubmit for review; 4) Rejected, when there is major conceptual/technical/interpretational problems.


The reviewers of the JDI have the responsibility to do a useful reports that help the editors in making final decision on a manuscript.  The author has the responsibility to clearly stated the changes that are made in the revised manuscript. A careful examination on the sentence structure, text accuracy and completeness, self-explanatory tables and figures should be done by the author. The editors have the right to make editing to the manuscript in terms of style, format and clarity. Acceptance of a manuscript is decided in the Editorial Board meeting. The final decision on a manuscript would be given by the Editor in Chief.





Publication Frequency

Publication information:

Journal of Dentistry Indonesia (ISSN 1693-9697).

Short journal title: J. Dent. Indones.

This journal is scheduled for publication three times a year, at April, August, December.

Journal of Dentistry Indonesia is electronically published via the journal website (www.jdentistry.ui.ac.id)



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles published Open Access are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Journal of Dentistry Indonesia is continuously working with the community to select the best licensing option. This journal currently use Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA).



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Authorship and Plagiarism

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. All submitted manuscript will be screened using iThenticate and Grammarly for plagiarism checking before being sent to reviewers.


Publication Ethics

For original research manuscripts reporting experiments on live vertebrates and/or higher invertebrates, the corresponding author must confirm that all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. The manuscript must include a statement identifying the institutional and/or licensing committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details. Manuscripts that reveal a lack of proper ethical consideration for human subjects or experimental animals will not be accepted for publication.

For experiments involving human subjects, authors must identify the committee approving the experiments and include with their submission a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects. Authors reporting phase II and phase III randomized controlled trials should refer to the CONSORT Statement for recommendations to facilitate the complete and transparent reporting of trial findings. JDI follows the guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) regarding all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. The authors must declare that all experiments on human subjects were conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and that all procedures were performed with the adequate understanding and written consent of the subjects. The authors must also certify that formal approval to conduct the experiments described was obtained from the human subjects review board of their institution and could be provided upon request.

All animal experiments should be conducted in accordance with institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of experimental animals, and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. Manuscripts should be accompanied by a statement that all efforts were made to minimize animal suffering, to minimize the number of animals used, and to utilize alternatives to in vivo techniques, if available. Studies involving animals should obey the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research as developed by the Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).

The JDI adapts the COPE guidelines to satisfy the high-quality standards of ethics for authors, editors, and reviewers:

Duties of Authors

  1. Author(s) should affirm that the material has not been previously published and that they have not transferred elsewhere any rights to the article.
  2. Author(s) should ensure the originality of the work and that they have properly cited others’ work in accordance with the reference format.
  3. Author(s) should not engage in plagiarism or in self-plagiarism.
  4. Author(s) should ensure that they follow the authorship criteria based on the description explained in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
  5. Author(s) should suggest no personal information that might make the identity of the patient recognizable in any form of description, photograph or pedigree. When photographs of the patient were essential and indispensable as scientific information, the author(s) have received consent in written form and have clearly stated as much.
  6. In the case of experimenting on humans, the authors have certified that the research process is in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration and the domestic and foreign committees that preside over the human experiment. If any doubts are raised whether the research proceeded in accordance with the declaration, the author(s) should explain it. In the case of experimenting on animals, the authors have certified that they followed the domestic and foreign guidelines related to experimentation on animals in a laboratory.
  7. Author(s) should provide the editor with the data and details of the work if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication.
  8. Author(s) should clarify everything that may cause a conflict of interests such as work, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property.

Duties of Editors

  1. Editors are responsible for every article published in JDI.
  2. Editors should help authors to follow the instructions for authors according to ICMJE.
  3. Editors may communicate with other editors or reviewers in making the final decision.
  4. An editor must evaluate the manuscript objectively for publication, judging each on its quality without considering the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors should decline any assignment when there is a potential for conflict of interest.
  5. Editors must ensure the document sent to the reviewers does not contain information on the author, and vice versa.
  6. Editors’ decisions should be provided to the authors accompanied by the reviewers’ comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
  7. Editors should respect requests from authors that an individual should not review the submission if such requests are well reasoned and practicable.
  8. Editors and all staff members should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
  9. Editors will be guided by the COPE flowcharts if there is suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Reviewers should comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct.
  2. Reviewers will perform the work in a timely manner and should notify the editor if they cannot complete the work.
  3. Reviewers must keep the confidentiality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewers should not agree to review manuscripts in which there is a potential conflict of interest between them and any of the authors.


Conflict of Interest Policy

General policy and sources of funding

Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Authors are also required to disclose any potential conflict of interest. Any conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) and the sources of funding for the research will be published under a separate heading entitled "Conflict of Interest”. See www.icmje.org for generally accepted definitions of conflicts.

Submission by an editor or by an author whose relationship with an editor might create the perception of bias

A paper submitted by an editor or by an author whose relationship with an editor might create the perception of bias will be handled by one of the other editors who is not at the same institution as the submitting editor or author. The other editor will select referees and make all decisions on the paper. The decision process will be handled in such a way that the submitting editor does not have access to any information or correspondence related to the submission that is not meant for the authors.

Potential conflict of interest for reviewers

The invitation letter to reviewers includes the following paragraph: ‘If you know or think you know the identity of the author, and if you feel there is any potential conflict of interest in your refereeing this paper because of your relationship with the author (e.g., in terms of close friendship or conflict/rivalry) or for any other reason, please declare it. By accepting this invitation, it is assumed that there is no potential conflict of interest. The standard policy will be not to use a referee if a conflict of interest has been declared, but the editors may use their discretion after consulting with one another.



The editors of the JDI will treat the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat communication with the journal as confidential. Correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the editors, regardless of whether the submission is eventually published.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.



Opinions expressed in articles and creative pieces published in JDI belong to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board or the publisher.


Publication Charges

The JDI is an open access journal. There are no charges for the submission of a manuscript and no charges for article processing, the publication of manuscripts or the color reproduction of photographs, and the Journal does not charge readers or institutions for access. However, printed or reprinted materials are supplied at cost.



Copyrights of all materials published in JDI are held exclusively by the Journal and the respective author/s. Any reproduction of material from the Journal without proper acknowledgement or prior permission will constitute the infringement of intellectual property laws. Written acceptance of the Journal Publishing Agreement (JPA) is required before the article can be published.



Authors who may have a complaint against any of the aspects of their interaction with the Journal of Dentistry Indonesia should e-mail the Editor-in-Chief at jdentistry@ui.ac.id. The Editor-in-Chief will aim to acknowledge the complaint within 7 days after receiving it. If in doubt, the Editor-in-Chief will consult with other Editors. Further, the Editor-in-Chief should explain to the author the procedure to be undertaken to resolve the matter.


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