About the Journal

The Journal of Osseointegration selects only original papers; the Editors believe in ethical writing and endeavour to check that papers before being published in the Journal of Osseointegration are exempt from plagiarism. Access to the contents of the Journal of Osseointegration is open: this is our small contribution to global exchange of knowledge. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of our articles. The Journal of Osseointegration, according to ANVUR VQR 2011-2014 Regulations for Italian researchers, is available in the CINECA repository.

AIM AND SCOPE

The aim and scope of the Journal of Osseointegration is to publish clinical articles related to the science and practice of oral implantology and related areas. The goal is to provide updated evidence-based information to help clinicians in making the best decision for their patients. The focus is on reliable laboratory and clinical articles. All manuscripts undergo an initial screening process, and those that are suitable for the journal will then be peer reviewed. However, please note that manuscripts that do not follow the guidelines as explained in this document may be rejected immediately (a brief explanation for the rejection will be provided).

Within the scope, the Journal will publish articles as mentioned below:

  1. Editorials, guest editorials and letters to the Editor(s).
  2. Brief commentaries by the Editor(s) on relevant articles published in JO and other journals.
  3. Proceedings of symposia, workshops or conferences.
  4. Systematic reviews presenting comprehensive, critical summaries of current knowledge in the field of oral implantology and related disciplines. Manuscripts should be submitted according to the PRISMA guidelines
  5. Clinical guidelines. Manuscripts should be submitted according to the AGREE guidelines
  6. Clinical studies. Randomized controlled clinical trials, cohort and case-control studies are welcome. Materials and methods and clinical procedures have to be described in detail. Ample space will be given to high-quality color illustrations, radiographs and drawings describing the clinical procedures used, to provide readers better understanding. Manuscripts should be submitted according to the following transparency guidelines.
    - Randomized controlled clinical trials and experimental studies (CONSORT: http://www.consort-statement.org/).
    - Observational studies: epidemiology (http://www.strobe-statement.org).
    - Diagnostic accuracy studies (STARD: http://www.stard-statement.org).
  7. Case reports and clinical procedures presenting rare complications, conditions or exceptionally interesting findings or procedures; however, higher levels of evidence are encouraged where possible.
  8. Laboratory studies

Please read our Guidelines here.

ADVERTISING POLICY

The Journal of Osseointegration has no advertising. Ariesdue's advertising policy is disclosed at: www.ariesdue.it/policy.

 

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Peer review is applied to all research articles and the majority of other article types published in Ariesdue journals. This usually entails at least two independent, expert peer reviewers.

Policy

All submissions to our journals are first checked for completeness (criteria for desk reject are available in the Guide for Authors) before being sent to an Editor, who decides whether they are suitable for peer review. If an Editor is on the author list or has a competing interest in a particular manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to oversee peer review. When making a decision, Editors will consider the peer-reviewed reports, but they will not be bound by the opinions or recommendations contained in them. A single peer reviewer's or the Editor's concern may result in the manuscript being rejected. Peer review reports are sent to authors along with the editorial decision on their manuscript.

Our journal uses this type of peer review:

  • Single-blind: the reviewers know the names of the authors, but the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscript.

Selection

Peer reviewer selection is critical to the publication process. A variety of factors influence it, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations, conflicts of interest, and previous performance. All of these qualities are highly desirable: speed, thoroughness, sound reasoning, and collegiality.

When two independent peer reviewers cannot be obtained, the Editor may act as a second reviewer or make a decision based on only one report. If acting as a second reviewer, the editor must have sufficient knowledge in the area and sign the review to ensure transparency in the peer review process.

Before accepting an invitation to review a manuscript, potential peer reviewers should notify the Editor of any potential conflicts of interest. Editors' and peer reviewers' communications contain confidential information that should not be shared with third parties.

Our journals are committed to making editorial decisions and publishing them as soon as possible, and we believe that an efficient editorial process benefits both our authors and the research community as a whole. As a result, we ask reviewers to respond within the agreed-upon time frame. If reviewers anticipate a delay, we ask that they notify us so that we can keep the authors updated and, if necessary, find alternative solutions.

Diversity and equity

Ariesdue and PAGEPress are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strives for demographic diversity among peer reviewers. When inviting peer reviewers, editors are bly encouraged to consider geographical regions, gender identities, racial/ethnic groups, and other groups.

Misconduct

False or misleading information, such as identity theft and suggesting fake peer-reviewers, will result in the manuscript being rejected, further investigation in accordance with Ariesdue and PAGEPress' misconduct policy (https://www.pagepress.org/site/plagiarism_misconduct), and notification to the authors' institutions/employers. Our journals follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidance about peer reviewer fraud/falsification.

Guidance

The primary goal of peer review is to provide the Editor with the information needed to make a fair, evidence-based decision that adheres to the journal's editorial criteria. Review reports should also assist authors in revising their paper so that it can be accepted for publication. Reports that include a recommendation to reject the paper should explain the major flaws in the research; this will help the authors prepare their manuscript for possible re-submission (if allowed by the Editor) or submission to a different journal.

A quick guide to reviewing is available here

Before submitting a report, reviewers should ask themselves the following questions:

  • How would you react if you received this report?
  • Do you find the tone offensive?
  • Is it polite and professional?
  • Do the authors or their competitors receive any unnecessary personal or antagonistic remarks?

Please keep in mind that any offensive language in your report may be removed by the Editor.

Publication Frequency

All papers are published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.

Article Processing Charge

Starting with volume 15, authors are requested to pay a contribution (in euro currency) as soon as their article is accepted and scheduled for publication. A publication contribution is charged to authors. The article must comply with the editorial guidelines. If the manuscript does not meet these standards or has already been published elsewhere, as indicated in the editorial guidelines, the publisher reserves the right to withhold the full or partial charge (to compensate editorial processing) in case of non-compliance.

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.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Archiving

This journal utilizes the PKP Preservation Network, the Global LOCKSS Network and Portico to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Pre- and post-prints

Ariesdue and PAGEPress allow and encourage authors to deposit both their pre- and post-prints in Open-Access institutional archives or repositories. The primary benefit of pre- and post-print self-archiving is reaching a larger audience which enhances the visibility and impact of your research.