Editorial Policies



Journal of conservative dentistry accepts original manuscripts in the field of Conservative Dentistry other related subjects articles, including research, case reports and literature reviews. The spread of fields include:

a. Endodontic research

b. Preventive, curative and rehabilitative related to endodontic field

c. Oral health education and promotion related to endodontic field

d. Endodontic and restorative clinical research

e. Basic sciences related to endodontic field

f. Endodontic healthcare management

g. Restorative dentistry




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All manuscripts received by the Conservative Dentistry Journal will be a selection and assessment process (initial review) by the Managing Editors to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus and scope with excellent academic quality. The manuscripts will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers within the framework of a double anonymous peer review policy. If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be given the opportunity to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be directly rejected.

Peer review process: The manuscript has passed the initial review stage will be sent to at least two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The reviewers will be provided with an assessment form and are encouraged to provide comments directly on the text of the manuscript. Two weeks is the maximum time for the review process. This process can be done in one or more rounds. The article review process usually takes averages 12 weeks.

Review decision: The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Editors to determine the subsequent process of the manuscript. The following recommendations will be provided by the reviewers:

  • Accept submission; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication without any revisions or changes
  • Revision required; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication after being revised in response to the reviewers’ comments
  • Resubmit for review; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis or research variable, type of research, the main theory used and rewriting of paragraphs so need to be revised and resubmit
  • Decline submission; means that the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication because it is not within the scope of the required research or the review provided is related to a very basic problem

Revision stage: After the manuscript is received with a revision note or re-submission, the manuscript will be sent back to the author with the review form from the reviewers and the revision form. The time given to revise the manuscript is two weeks. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill in and attach the manuscript revision form provided. If the revised manuscript does not match the comments given by the reviewer, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

Final decision: The final decision on the acceptability, or otherwise, of manuscripts will be taken by the editor-in-chief based on reviewers' comments presented during an editorial board meeting. Scanning for instances of plagiarism present in manuscripts will be conducted by means of Turnitin software. The manuscript can still be rejected if the author is not serious about making the necessary revisions.

Proofreading process: After the manuscript is approved and accepted by the editor-in-chief based on reviewers' comments presented during an editorial board meeting, the manuscript will undergo a proofreading process using native speaker services to maintain the quality of the language.

Final stage: The final layout of the manuscript will be sent back to the author to ensure that the content matches the author's writing. The author can revise any typos found in the final manuscript. After confirmation from the author is given, the Editor will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as print publication.



The conservative dentistry journal (CDJ) is published annualy on bi-annualy base (twice a year) in June and December



This conservative dentistry journal provides immediate, free of charge access to its content on the principle that making research available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the CLOCKSS system 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.



Conservative Dentistry Journal (CDJis a peer-reviewed open access journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Conservative Dentistry Journal (CDJis an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is, therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.  

Universitas Airlangga as publisher of Conservative Dentistry Journal (CDJ) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, thFaculty of Dental Medicine Universitas Airlangga and Editorial Boards will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.



Every article submitted to Journal of Conservative Dentistry will charge of USD 40 or IDR 500,000 per article in respect of 'Article Processing Charges' if the article accepted for publication, but no charge for manuscript submission. This includes peer-reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving, and allows immediate access to the full-text versions of the articles.

We consider individual waiver requests for articles in our journal. To apply for a waiver, please request one during the submission process to our email address. A decision on the waiver will normally be made within three working days. However, this journal does not charge for manuscript submission.



This journal cannot accept any plagiarism in any manuscripts or it will be rejected immediately. Scanning of plagiarism on the manuscripts will be conducted by using Turnitin software similarity checker with the maximum value allowed under 20%.