Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry is a double blind peer reviewed international journal which has commenced its publication from January 2013. The journal is half yearly in frequency.  The journal covers all aspects of odontology including Forensic Odontology. The journal has been assigned ISSN 2320-5806 (Print Version) and ISSN 2320-5962 (Online Version). The journal is covered by  many  international data bases.

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. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Including but not limited to-

  1. Clinical Dentistry: Original research, clinical trials, and case reports focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of dental conditions and diseases, including but not limited to dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral infections, and oral mucosal disorders.

  2. Dental Materials and Biomaterials: Studies on the development, characterization, and evaluation of dental materials, biomaterials, and dental implants, including their mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and clinical performance.

  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Research on surgical procedures, techniques, and innovations in oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dental extractions, implant surgery, orthognathic surgery, and reconstructive surgery.

  4. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Original research and clinical studies on orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and orthodontic appliances, as well as investigations into dentofacial growth and development.

  5. Pediatric Dentistry: Studies focusing on the oral health care of children and adolescents, including preventive dentistry, behavior management, treatment of dental anomalies, and dental care for special needs patients.

  6. Periodontology and Implant Dentistry: Research on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of periodontal diseases, as well as studies on dental implantology, implant placement techniques, and implant-supported prosthodontics.

  7. Endodontics: Original research and clinical studies on the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of endodontic procedures, including root canal therapy, pulp regeneration, and management of endodontic complications.

  8. Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry: Investigations into the design, fabrication, and clinical performance of dental prostheses, restorative materials, and esthetic dentistry techniques, including crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental veneers.

  9. Oral Medicine and Pathology: Studies on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of oral diseases, oral manifestations of systemic conditions, oral cancer, and oral pathology.

  10. Dental Public Health and Epidemiology: Research on oral health promotion, disease prevention, dental epidemiology, health disparities, and healthcare delivery systems in the context of dental public health.


Aims of the journal-

1. Dissemination of Knowledge

  • Publication of Research: Share the latest research findings in dental science, including clinical studies, technological advancements, and experimental results.
  • Review Articles: Provide comprehensive reviews of current topics, summarizing and synthesizing existing knowledge and advancements in various areas of dentistry.

2. Education and Professional Development

  • Case Studies: Present detailed case studies to illustrate best practices, novel treatment approaches, and outcomes.
  • Clinical Guidelines: Offer evidence-based guidelines and protocols to assist practitioners in making informed clinical decisions.
  • Continuing Education: Provide content that can be used for continuing education credits for dental professionals.

3. Innovation and Technology

  • Technological Updates: Report on the latest innovations in dental technology, including new tools, materials, and techniques.
  • Interdisciplinary Research: Promote interdisciplinary research that integrates dentistry with other fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering.

4. Quality and Safety

  • Patient Safety: Address issues related to patient safety and quality of care, including infection control, procedural safety, and risk management.
  • Ethical Practices: Discuss ethical issues in dentistry, including patient consent, privacy, and the ethical implications of new treatments and technologies.

5. Global Perspectives

  • International Research: Highlight research and practices from different parts of the world to provide a global perspective on dental issues.
  • Health Disparities: Address disparities in dental health and access to care, focusing on underserved populations and strategies to improve global dental health equity.

6. Policy and Advocacy

  • Health Policy: Discuss the implications of health policies on dental practice and public oral health.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for policies and practices that improve dental health care delivery and public oral health.


Target Readership-

1. Dental Practitioners

  • General Dentists: Practicing dentists who provide routine dental care and treatments.
  • Specialists: Including but not limited to orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, endodontists, oral surgeons, pediatric dentists, and cosmetic dentists.
  • Dental Hygienists and Therapists: Professionals focused on preventive care and treatment of oral diseases.

2. Dental Academics and Researchers

  • Academic Researchers: Professors and lecturers involved in dental research and teaching.
  • Students: Dental students at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels looking for current research and clinical advancements.
  • Clinical Researchers: Those conducting clinical trials and research studies in various subfields of dentistry.

3. Healthcare Professionals

  • Medical Professionals: Physicians and other healthcare providers who collaborate with dental professionals, particularly in fields like maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, and oncology.
  • Public Health Professionals: Those involved in the planning and implementation of public health policies and initiatives related to oral health.

4. Industry Stakeholders

  • Dental Technologists and Technicians: Individuals involved in the development and application of dental technologies and prosthetics.
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies: Representatives from companies that produce dental materials, medications, and equipment.
  • Consultants and Advisors: Professionals offering consultancy services to dental practices and businesses.

5. Policy Makers and Regulators

  • Health Policy Experts: Individuals involved in shaping health policy and regulations affecting dental practice and public oral health.
  • Regulatory Bodies: Organizations and agencies responsible for setting and enforcing standards in dental practice and education.

6. Dental Associations and Organizations

  • Professional Associations: Members of dental associations who stay updated with the latest research and professional developments.
  • Continuing Education Providers: Organizations that offer continuing education and professional development programs for dental professionals.


Publication Schedule-

IJOCD maintains a biannual publication schedule, releasing two issues per year consistently since its inception. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts at any time, knowing that our journal is committed to timely and regular publication.


Types of articles we publish-

1. Original Research Articles

  • Clinical Studies: Reports on clinical trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, and other primary research involving patient outcomes.
  • Basic Science Research: Studies on the fundamental biological processes relevant to dental health and disease.
  • Technological Innovations: Research on new dental technologies, materials, and techniques.

2. Review Articles

  • Systematic Reviews: Comprehensive reviews that summarize findings from multiple studies on a specific topic.
  • Narrative Reviews: Overviews of the current state of knowledge on a particular subject in dentistry.

3. Case Reports

  • Clinical Case Reports: Detailed presentations of individual cases that highlight unique or rare conditions, innovative treatments, or notable outcomes.
  • Case Series: Reports on a series of similar cases to provide insights into patterns and outcomes.

4. Technical and Clinical Notes

  • Technical Notes: Descriptions of new techniques, tools, or procedures that improve clinical practice.
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines: Evidence-based guidelines to assist practitioners in making informed clinical decisions.

5. Commentaries and Opinion Pieces

  • Expert Opinions: Insights and perspectives from leading experts in the field of dentistry.
  • Editorials: Opinion pieces written by the journal's editorial team or guest editors on topical issues in dentistry.

6. Letters to the Editor

  • Letters and Responses: Correspondence related to previously published articles or current issues in dentistry.

7. Educational Content

  • Review Articles for Continuing Education: Articles designed to help practitioners meet continuing education requirements.
  • How-To Articles: Step-by-step guides on various dental procedures and techniques.

8. Patient Management Articles

  • Practice Management: Articles on the business aspects of running a dental practice, including financial management, marketing, and patient relations.
  • Patient Care Strategies: Tips and strategies for improving patient care and communication.

9. Interdisciplinary Research

  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Research that integrates dentistry with other fields such as medicine, public health, engineering, and technology.

10. Policy and Advocacy Articles

  • Health Policy Analysis: Articles analyzing the impact of health policies on dental practice and public health.
  • Advocacy Articles: Pieces advocating for changes in dental health policy or practice.

11. Global Health Perspectives

  • International Studies: Research and reviews that provide insights into dental practices and health issues from around the world.
  • Health Disparities: Articles addressing disparities in dental health and strategies to improve access to care globally.

12. Book Reviews

  • Reviews of New Publications: Critical reviews of new books and other publications relevant to dental professionals.

Important Information regarding Article Processing Charges(APCs)

  1. Manuscript Submission fee - There is no fee for manuscript submission. Manuscript can be submitted any time. Submission is always open
  2. Manuscript Processing Charges- We charge for manuscript processing from authors.  Authors must pay charges only if the article is accepted for publication. The charges are per article. If some author does not want to pay, he can withdraw his article.

The charges are as follows
1. India and SAARC countries- Indian Rupees 1000/-
2. Rest of world - US $ 100


Archiving Policy

IJOCD became an Open Access journal in 2020. All issues post-2020 are archived in repositories including PKP PN (Public Knowledge Project), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Crossref, EBSCOhost, and the journal's OJS website.

Authors seeking full-length articles, abstracts, reference lists, or citation information for specific articles not accessible on databases like ResearchGate, Google Scholar, or EBSCOhost are encouraged to contact the editorial office at [email protected]. We are pleased to offer these supplementary materials free of charge.

IJOCD maintains all versions of submitted manuscripts in its database. The versions are stored either via email, HDD format, or within the OJS system.


Authors are permitted to self-archive the accepted and pre-published versions of their articles on personal websites or deposit them in any repository. Post-publication, when posting any version of the manuscript, proper acknowledgment to the original source of publication is required, and a link to the published article on the journal's website must be included. The link should include the DOI number in the following format: "The final publication is available at IJOCD, via[insert DOI]."

Previous versions of the article on non-commercial pre-print servers, such as SSRN, may be retained or updated with the author's accepted version. However, post-publication, authors must acknowledge the final publication and provide a link to the article on the journal's website, including the DOI number in the sentence: "The final publication is available at IJOCD, via[insert DOI]."


Copyright and Licensing Policy

Copyright Ownership: Authors retain copyright ownership of their work after publication in IJOCD. However, they grant the journal an exclusive Creative Commons license.

Creative Commons License: The authors grant IJOCD the right to apply a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license to their work upon publication. This license permits use, distribution, and reproduction of the work in any medium, provided that the original work and its source are properly cited.

Editorial Research: Authors grant the journal the right to analyze information obtained from submitted manuscripts for editorial research purposes, aiming to improve the peer-review process, teaching, and training activities.

Warranties: Authors warrant that their work is original, contains no libelous statements, is lawful, and does not infringe upon any copyright, trademark, patent, or proprietary rights of others. Authors agree to indemnify the editors against any costs, expenses, and damages arising from any breach of this warranty.

Views and Opinions: The views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the journal.


Revenue Sources

  • Print Copies: Hard copies of the journal are available for purchase by colleges and universities.
  • Author Publishing Charges: Reasonable publication fees are charged only upon acceptance of the article for publication. There are no charges for manuscript submission