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  About the Journal

Journal of Primary Dentistry and Oral Health (JPCDOH) , a publication of the Institute of Family Medicine and Primary Care, is a peer-reviewed print + online 3 Issues journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jpcsonline.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents. It permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

The Journal of Primary Care Dentistry and Oral Health (JPCDPH) has been established with the aim of promoting primary care dentistry and oral health research. Most oro-dental diseases are preventable. Dental and oral health impact the overall health and quality of life of a person. Poor oral health leads to systemic illnesses. Failure to prevent the progression of preventable oral disease many times leads to serious adverse outcomes. Oral health and primary care dentistry should receive the attention they deserve. No standard referral system exists between primary care specialists and dental care providers. A formal professional network between medicine and dentistry doesn't occur in routine. The general health delivery system as organized currently fails to ensure mandatory dental and oral health. The disparities are more visible for low rural and underserved populations.

The journal fosters a dialogue between primary care, dental, and oral health professionals. Dental public health deals with population-based dentistry, disease prevention, the promotion of dental health, and the surveillance of oral health. The role of dental and oral health is not optimized in primary care and public health context. Widespread surveillance of oral health including the monitoring of problems such as oral cancer and tobacco use is possible in primary care settings also. Community-based care for the prevention of dental disease and the promotion of oral health health

The primary care setting uniquely offers the opportunity to deliver oral health care to high risk and particularly to those who bear the greatest burden of diseases. Primary care providers, dental surgeons, and their teams are required to work together and collaborate. In this partnership, the role of the primary care provider and the team is to assess and reduce risk, screen for signs of early oral disease, implement preventive measures, and identify patients in need of dental care. Whereas the dentists have a role in preventing oral disease and identifying patients at elevated risk.

Who Can Submit

Professionals of all specialties of Dentistry, oral health, ENT, Oncology, Family medicine, primary care, Internal medicine, Pediatrics, OBG, public health, nursing professionals, policymakers, medical students, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals are welcome to submit their research work. Scholars of all applied sciences, broad specialties, subspecialties, and other professionals are welcome to publish their research and findings towards an interdisciplinary dialogue for better health outcomes. The manuscripts may belong to basic, fundamental, applied, and clinical sciences.

APC: Article Processing Fee
There is no submission fee, processing fee, or publication fee applicable to this journal. Submission and free access publication are entirely free of charge.

The First Issue: Make a Mark in History - The first issue of any journal is a historical opportunity to make a mark in the given research domain. The scope and domain of this journal are unique. Students, trainees, residents, researchers, faculty are invited to contribute to this entirely new knowledge domain and its development right from the beginning.

  Institute of Family Medicine and Primary Care - iFMPC

iFMPC (www.ifmpc.org) is an organization dedicated to the strengthening of community-based primary healthcare services. The institute’s vision is to promote international standard scholarship, training, education, and research within primary care in the urban, rural, and remote contexts. The institute facilitates a generalist as well as a multidisciplinary approach. The ongoing projects include pre-hospital clinical services and digital healthcare products. One of the institute’s objectives is to engage with independent primary care researchers and encourage them for community-based research projects. iFMPC supports primary care scholarship through micro-grant research projects as an intervention towards academic resource development within the academic disciplines of Family Medicine and Primary Care. The institute supports the prioritization of Primary Care and Family Medicine as academic disciplines internationally. iFMPC collaborates with national and international academic departments and universities. The institute has established various publication projects to expand the scholoristic space and professional domain of primary care.

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