The advantage of the peer review review resides in the fact that it enables reviewers to criticize the work without any influence from the authors. If reviewers know that their name will not be visible to the author (or the public), it renders them the freedom to give honest criticism – even when it is not favorable. It is the most frequent form of review and Revista Română de Medicină Dentară uses it by consulting the members of the Editorial Committee and the Editorial Board. All manuscripts are quickly assessed and the decision is taken by the editor-in-chief of the journal based on all comments, which are then remitted to the author(s).
Authors who collectively publish in Revista Română de Medicină Dentară shall keep their copyrights upon their work.
Authors are able to publish a wide range of articles in Revista Română de Medicină Dentară, short communications, research and review articles, as well as supplements, conference procedures and case studies.
Authors are liable to obtain the patient’s consent in order to disclose forms for all patients recognizable in photographs, videos or other pieces of information that may be published in the Journal, in derivative works or on the journal’s webpage and to provide the recognizable manuscript to the patient for examination before transmission.
The disclosure consent form should indicate a specific use (publication in the medical literature in printed form and online, understanding that patients and the public shall have access) of the patient’s information and any images in figures or videos and have to comprise the patient’s signature or such of a legal guardian together with a statement that the patient or legal guardian has been given the opportunity to review the identification materials and the accompanying manuscript.
If the manuscript comprises data of a person, such as personal details, audio-video materials etc., the consent should be obtained from the concerned person. In case of children, the consent has to be obtained from the parent or legal guardian.
A specific statement of this form of approval and consent for disclosure should be expressed in the copyright letter and in a stand-alone paragraph at the end of the article, especially in case of human studies, in which is included a statement regarding the obtaining of the written information, the consent of the guardian of each subject or subject is a necessity. The original has to be accordingly kept by the guarantor or the author. Editors may request the supply of original forms by fax or e-mail.
All such case reports should be followed by an appropriate agreement before publication.
Editors may request from authors to provide the documentation of the official review and recommendations from the institutional review committee or ethics committee in charge of overseeing the study. Editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above requirements. The author shall be held liable for false statements or non-compliance with the above requirements.
Unidentifiable images: Anonymous images, which do not directly or indirectly identify the individual, such as by any identifying signs or text, do not require formal consent, e.g. radiographies, ultrasound images, pathological slides or laparoscopic images.
If you do not procure the consent, hiding the identity by eye bars or blurring of the face would not be acceptable.
Appeals and complaints: Editorial decisions are generally not reversed. Nevertheless, authors who consider that their manuscript has been rejected due to a misunderstanding or error may request an explanation for the decision. Appeals have to provide sound arguments and convincing pieces of evidence against the criticisms expressed in the rejection letter. A difference of opinion regarding the interest, novelty or suitability of the manuscript for the journal shall not be considered a legal remedy. The appeal shall be considered and the decision subsequently taken by the journal shall be deemed final. The acceptance of the manuscript is not guaranteed even if the journal agrees to re-examine the manuscript and the review process may involve the previous or new reviewers or editors and a substantive review.
Authors who wish to file a complaint should address such to the concerned editor-in-chief of the journal. Complaints to the editor can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org