Article Type: Editorial
Author: Toumba, Jack
Pub Date: 02/01/2012
Publication: Name: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry Publisher: European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry ISSN: 1818-6300
Issue: Date: Feb, 2012 Source Volume: 13 Source Issue: 1
Accession Number: 279612742
Full Text: There are pressures and demands on all academics to publish articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. In this issue we continue with the series of articles by Professors Martin Curzon and Peter Cleaton-Jones on "Writing scientific papers for publication: Without publication research is sterile". Many of our younger members and junior academics will find this article both very interesting and useful. Selecting the journal for submitting manuscripts is now influenced by a number of factors and in particular the impact factor of a journal. At present the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry does not have an impact factor. However, this is of paramount importance to the EAPD and I have just submitted the application to Thomson Scientific for our journal to be assessed for an impact factor. We should know the outcome of this later in the year. The European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry was evaluated and accepted for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) of Scopus in November 2011. Therefore the EAPD Board are very optimistic that we will be successful in obtaining an impact factor for the journal 2012.

The series of articles by Professors Martin Curzon and Peter Cleaton-Jones started in August 2011 with the paper on reviewing scientific manuscripts. This was followed by the article on "Congress abstracts: preparing abstracts for submission and successful acceptance" which has proved to be very popular with our junior members and those whose first language is not English. There will be two more articles in the subsequent issues of the EAPD journal on research ethics committee applications and on how to write a protocol.

Also published in this issue is an article from Greece reporting the national pathfinder survey findings for oral hygiene and periodontal status of Greek children and adolescents. From the Gujarat region of India is a paper on molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) reporting a prevalence of 9.2% for the child population examined. There is also an article on the differences in treatment approach between Dutch specialist paediatric dentists and general dental practitioners. Another research article evaluates the use of an electronic apex locator in primary maxillary incisors. The erosive effects of beverages on primary enamel in vitro is also presented in another article. A short communication reports the findings of an e-mail survey of postgraduate students in seven of the EAPD accredited programmes throughout Europe on the topic of management of carious primary molar teeth. Finally there is a very interesting case report of non-syndromic hypo-hyperdontia of the mandibular anterior region.
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