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Impact Factor

The impact factor for journals can be found by accessing - ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports.

To view the list of dental journals contained in JCR, choose the appropriate Year and the View a group of journals by Subject Category option from the main JCR page. Click the Submit button. Select the category called Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine and click Submit.

To search for a specific journal contained in JCR, choose the appropriate Year and the Search for a Specific Journal option from the main JCR page. Click the Submit button. Type the journal title in the search box and click Search.

Click on the journal title for details about the impact factor, immediacy index, and cited half-life.

Author Instructions

Instructions to authors in the health sciences - maintained by the Mulford Health Science Library at the University of Toledo, Ohio.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - includes the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts

NIH Public Access Policy

The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication provided that the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.

Does the NIH Public Access Policy Apply to me?

  • The Policy applies to you if your peer-reviewed paper is based on work in one or more of the following categories:

  • Directly funded by an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008 (October 1, 2007- September 30, 2008) or beyond.

  • Directly funded by a contract signed on or after April 7, 2008

  • Directly funded by the NIH Intramural Program.

  • If NIH pays your salary.

Key Points of the Policy

  • The NIH Public Access Policy applies to all peer-reviewed papers that arise, in whole or in part, from direct costs funded by NIH, or from NIH staff, that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

  • Authors should work with the publisher before any rights are transferred and avoid signing any agreements with publishers that do not allow the author to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. More copyright information is available at:
  • Institutions and investigators are responsible for ensuring that any publishing or copyright agreements concerning submitted papers fully comply with the Policy EVEN IF THE INVESTIGATOR IS NOT AN AUTHOR OF THE PAPER!

  • The final, peer-reviewed manuscript includes all graphics and supplemental materials that are associated with the paper.

  • Compliance with the Policy is a statutory requirement and a term and condition of the NIH grant award and cooperative agreement.

Important Dates

  • April 7, 2008
    As of April 7, 2008, all papers arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. More information about the submission process is available at:

  • May 25, 2008
    As of May 25, 2008, NIH applications, proposals, and progress reports must include the PubMed Central reference number when citing a paper that falls under the policy and is authored or co-authored by the investigator, or arose from the investigator’s NIH award. This policy includes applications submitted to the NIH for the May 25, 2008 due date and subsequent due dates.

Additional Information

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