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Indian Journal of Oral Sciences is a peer reviewed open access journal, published on behalf of the Medical Educational and Rural Welfare Society which runs the National Dental college and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Punjab. It is published three times in a year. The journal publishes original research papers, clinical studies, case reports and reviews of high quality (systematic and meta-analysis) pertaining to all specialties of dentistry.

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, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts

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.


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  Aim of the journal

The principal aim of journal is to promote rapid communication and exchange of scientific and clinical progress in the field of dentistry and thus promoting the discipline of dentistry.

  Scope of the journal

Indian Journal of Oral Sciences publishes papers of excellence on all specialties of Dentistry. The emphasis of the journal is on original research papers and clinical studies. Succinct and carefully prepared manuscripts are favoured in terms of impact as well as readability.

   Medical educational and rural welfare society

Lt. Col. (Retd.) G. S. Sandhu, founder Chairman formed the Medical Educational and Rural Welfare Society in 1996. He is the Patron of Indian Journal of Oral Sciences and has an instrumental role in shaping of the journal. He has strong belief, dedication and determination to serve the sick and render memorable service to society. For imparting dental education and providing much needed dental care to the people, he stared National Dental College and 100 bedded National General Hospital recognized by Central Government and affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab. The college offers BDS course (100 seats) and MDS course (13 seats) in four specialties (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Periodontics and Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics). The institute has come up with hard work and sincere efforts of the management, highly dedicated team of well experienced faculty members and administrative staff who work round the clock with missionary zeal.

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