Dental and Medical Problems

Dent Med Probl
JCR Impact Factor (IF 2023) – 2.7
Scopus CiteScore (2023) – 4.0
Index Copernicus (ICV 2022) – 134.48
MNiSW – 70 pts
Average rejection rate (2023) – 82.91%
ISSN 1644-387X (print)
ISSN 2300-9020 (online)
Periodicity – bimonthly


 

News

New Impact Factor for Dental and Medical Problems for 2023!

According to the latest 2024 release of the Journal Citation Reports™, the current JIF for Dent Med Probl has been established at the level of 2.7.

With regard to categories, the current ranking position of Dent Med Probl is:

35/157 (Q1) in the category "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine",

and 67/325 (Q1) in the category "Medicine, General & Internal".

 

New CiteScore for Dental and Medical Problems from SCOPUS for the year 2023

  • a rise of the journal’s position from  54 to 41 in the category “General Dentistry” (Q2)
  • an increase of CiteScore from 2.9 to 4.0 (a rise by 1.1 points!)
  • an increase of SJR from 0.430 to 0.596
  • an increase of SNIP from 0.857 to 0.885

 

Guidelines on the responsible use of AI tools

These guidelines refer only to the writing process, and not to the use of AI tools to analyze and draw insights from data as part of the research process. They do not apply to the use of AI tools for checking grammar, spelling, references, etc.

Authors are allowed to use generative AI and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process before submission. However, these tools may only be employed to improve the language and readability of the paper, with appropriate disclosure. AI tools should be applied with human oversight and control, and Authors should carefully review and edit the results, as AI can generate output that is incorrect, incomplete or biased. Generative AI and AI-assisted technologies should not be listed as an author or co-author. Authorship implies responsibilities and tasks that can only be attributed to and performed by humans.

The AI prompt used in the production of the work, as well as the AI tool and its version should be disclosed in the Material and methods section. Please note that the Authors are ultimately responsible and accountable for the accuracy of the work and should carefully review their manuscript to prevent any bias that may be introduced by AI. It is the responsibility of the Authors to ensure that all sources are appropriately cited and that there is no plagiarism. Editors may decline to move forward with manuscripts that use AI inappropriately.

Authors who use generative AI or AI-assisted technologies as aids in the writing of the manuscript must include this information in the cover letter and in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript. Moreover, they must disclose the use of AI technologies by adding a statement at the end of their manuscript in the manuscript body (main text) file. The statement should be placed in a new section entitled “AI usage in the writing process”, following the format below:

During the preparation of this work, the Author(s) used [TOOL / SERVICE] in order to [REASON]. After using this tool/service, the Author(s) reviewed and edited the content as needed and take(s) full responsibility for the content of the publication.

The use of generative AI or AI-assisted technologies to create or alter images in submitted manuscripts is not permitted. This may include enhancing, obscuring, moving, removing, or introducing a specific feature within an image or figure. Adjustments of brightness, contrast or color balance are acceptable as long as they do not obscure or eliminate any information present in the original. Image forensics tools or specialized software might be applied to submitted manuscripts to identify suspected image irregularities.

The only exception is if the use of generative AI or AI-assisted technologies is part of the research design or research methods. This could include, for example, AI-assisted imaging approaches to generate or interpret the underlying research data, as is the case in the field of biomedical imaging. In such instances, the use of generative AI or AI-assisted technologies must be described in a reproducible manner in the Material and methods section. This should include an explanation of how the AI technologies were used in the image creation or alteration process, as well as the name, version and manufacturer of the AI model or tool. Authors should adhere to the AI software’s specific usage policies and ensure correct content attribution. Where applicable, Authors may be asked to provide pre-AI-adjusted versions and/or the composite raw versions of the images used to create the final submitted versions, for editorial assessment.

 

Happy Easter!

 

Introducing the article processing charge (APC)

The journal Dental and Medical Problems introduces the article processing charge (APC) for the manuscripts submitted via the Editorial System as from March 1, 2024, to cover the costs associated with the publication process of articles, which will remain available in an Open Access (OA) mode. The publication fee is charged to the Authors of the articles accepted for publication.

The publication fee is set at:

1600 EUR / 6900 PLN for all types of articles.

There are also additional fees for the following optional services (if ordered by the Authors of the manuscript accepted for publication):

  • 200 EUR / 880 PLN for linguistic editing;
  • 200 EUR / 880 PLN for technical editing.

The fee is waived in the case of invited submissions. The employees of Wroclaw Medical University (WMU) are exempt from paying the fee.

For details, go to Publication charges.

 

The whole editorial team of Dental and Medical Problems wish you

Merry Christmas and all the best in the forthcoming new year 2024

 

 

Altmetric in Dental and Medical Problems

At Dental and Medical Problems, we have chosen to embed Altmetric Badges on our publications to help Authors track the attention their research is receiving. By tracking unique identifiers such as DOIs, Altmetric collects article-level metrics and online conversations around the articles published by Dent Med Probl. Online mentions that contain links to the abstract landing page are picked up and collated, and the result is the Altmetric Attention Score and Badge.

On our website, the Altmetric Badge is located at the top of the page for each article. When you click on the Altmetric Badge, you are directed to the Altmetric Details Page, which shows every mention for the article across mass media, social media, etc. For an overview of the Altmetric Details Page, click here.

Why use Altmetrics?

Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, enable you to notice the attention your article is receiving from non-traditional sources, including:

– mass media;

– social media;

– policy documents;

– patents;

– Wikipedia.

You can use altmetrics as complements to citation-based metrics, and explore the conversations around your work, helping you understand the impact it is having beyond the academic world.

Altmetrics can be useful to researchers who are keen on (1) building their online presence; (2) demonstrating the impact of their work; and (3) communicating the story of their research to grant review committees and panels. You can use Altmetric data to:

– identify the coverage and wider dissemination of your research to use as evidence in CVs or funding applications;

– view who is talking about your research, and identify potential new collaborators and build relationships with key influencers;

– monitor other research in your field and observe how it has been received by a broader
audience;

– manage your online reputation and actively engage with comments about your work.

For further details, please visit Altmetric.com.

 

Editorial Board members from Dental and Medical Problems among the World’s Top 2% Scientists in 2023!

We are proud to announce that 14 members (over 43%!) of the DMP Editorial Board occurred on the recently updated list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists in various disciplines (in terms of either career or one-year impact), prepared by a team of experts at Stanford University.

This prestigious ranking is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and points to the most influential scientists worldwide.

Congratulations to our top scientists!

Gilles Lavigne, Richard Ohrbach, Frank Lobbezoo, Ephraim Winocur, Daniele Manfredini, Akira Aoki, João Paulo Mendes Tribst, Kültigin Türkmen, Abdul Samad Khan, Carlos Nemcovsky, Tommaso Castroflorio, Luca Testarelli, Ahmed Moustafa, and Mieszko Więckiewicz

The latest version of the dataset (version 6 as of October 4, 2023) can be downloaded from:

https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/6.

 

To all Authors submitting their manuscripts to Dental and Medical Problems

Please be informed that only original papers and all kinds of reviews (narrative review, systematic review, systematic review and meta-analysis, etc.) are accepted. Preliminary reports should be submitted as research letters and original papers can be submitted as research letters. The journal does not accept case reports and case series.

To all Authors submitting their manuscripts to Dental and Medical Problems

As of January 1, 2024, the journal will be published bimonthly, which means there will be six issues in a year.

With the beginning of the new year 2024, the journal will also accept research letters, including preliminary studies.

Furthermore, starting from January 2024, a new type of articles called “Editorial material” will occur in the journal.

Editorial material will comprise editorials, perspectives, comments, research highlights, statements, and clinical/scientific guidelines. The submissions of all the abovementioned articles will be allowed by invitation only. Unsolicited submissions will not be pursued.

Precise definitions and further details on preparing research letters and the editorial material are available at:

https://dmp.umw.edu.pl/en/preparing-manuscript/.

 

Ministerial evaluation

We are very glad to announce that Dental and Medical Problems has been assigned a score of 200 pts by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science. It is a rise by 130 pts with regard to the previous evaluation, which again proves the high scientific quality of the journal and its continuous development.

https://www.gov.pl/web/edukacja-i-nauka/komunikat-ministra-edukacji-i-nauki-z-dnia-17-lipca-2023-r-w-sprawie-wykazu-czasopism-naukowych-i-recenzowanych-materialow-z-konferencji-miedzynarodowych 

 

 

Clarivate™ has just unveiled Journal Citation Reports™ 2023

Impact Factor for Dental and Medical Problems!

We are proud to announce that Dental and Medical Problems is the first dentistry-profile scholarly journal in Poland and Eastern Europe in general to receive a Journal Impact Factor (JIF) in the latest 2023 release of the Journal Citation Reports™!

The current JIF for Dent Med Probl has been established at the level of 2.6.

With regard to categories, the current ranking position of Dent Med Probl is:

72/322 (Q1) in the category "Medicine, General & Internal",

and 70/156 (Q2) in the category "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine".

On this occassion, we would like to express our gratitude to all members of the Editorial Board, as well as to all Editors and Reviewers for their enormous contribution to the development of our journal. It is due to your diligent work and dedication that we could achieve the standard of excellence.
We would also like to thank all Authors who decided to share their studies with the rest of the community through publishing in Dent Med Probl. We do encourage all scientists to submit to our journal manuscripts of high-quality content related to oral health and medicine.

 

 

We are pleased to announce the newest bibliometric data for Dental and Medical Problems from SCOPUS for the year 2022:

SCOPUS

  • journal’s advancement to Q2 in the category “General Dentistry”
  • an increase of CiteScore from 2.0 to 2.9 (a rise by 0.9 points!)
  • CiteScore Tracker for 2023 – 3.8
  • an increase of SJR from 0.345 to 0.430
  • an increase of SNIP from 0.746 to 0.857
The evaluation again proves the constant and rapid development of the journal.

 

The editorial team of Dental and Medical Problems wish you Happy Easter

 
 
To all Authors submitting their manuscripts to Dental and Medical Problems

As of January 1, 2023, the journal requires from Authors submitting their manuscripts an additional visual abstract (also known as a graphical abstract) as a complement to the text abstract. It is a concise, pictorial summary of the main findings of the article. For details, please check Information for Authors/Preparing manuscript.

Call for submissions

Dental and Medical Problems invites researchers to submit manuscripts for a new Special Issue:

Different aspects of sleep medicine related to oral health and breathing.

We are waiting for relevant articles until December 31, 2023. Authors submitting their manuscripts for this Special Issue are asked to follow the regular Dental and Medical Problems online manuscript submission procedure.

All information for Authors can be found at:

https://dmp.umw.edu.pl/en/preparing-manuscript/.

 

The whole editorial team of Dental and Medical Problems wish you

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 
New bibliometric data from Journal Citation Reports and Scopus databases for the year 2021

We are pleased to announce the newest bibliometric data for Dental and Medical Problems:

JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS

  • an increase of JCI from 0.22 to 0.5
  • journal’s advancement to Q2 (position 98/329) in the category “Medicine, General & Internal”
  • journal’s advancement to Q3 (position 100/158) in the category “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine”

SCOPUS

  • journal’s advancement to Q2 in the category “General Medicine”
  • an increase of CiteScore from 1.2 to 2.0 (a rise by 0.8 points!)
  • an increase in the number of cited articles from 45% to 54%
  • an increase of SJR from 0.249 to 0.345
  • an increase of SNIP from 0.553 to 0.746
The evaluation again proves the constant and rapid development of the journal.
New requirements for Authors as of January 1, 2023 – graphical abstracts
As of January 1, 2023, the journal will require from Authors submitting their manuscripts an additional visual abstract (also known as a graphical abstract) as a complement to the text abstract. It is a concise, pictorial summary of the main findings of the article. For details, please check Information for Authors/Preparing manuscript.
Call for submissions

Dental and Medical Problems invites researchers to submit manuscripts for two Special Issues:

COVID-19 as a new global health challenge for dental and general practitioners

and Relationship between cardiovascular diseases and oral health.

We are waiting for relevant articles until December 31, 2022. Authors submitting their manuscripts for these Special Issues are asked to follow the regular Dental and Medical Problems online manuscript submission procedure.

Ministerial evaluation

We are pleased to announce that Dental and Medical Problems has been assigned a score of 70 pts by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science. It is a rise by 50 pts with regard to the previous evaluation, which proves the high scientific quality of the journal.  

New ICV for Dental and Medical Problems

We would like to announce that Dental and Medical Problems is indexed in the ICI Journals Master List database for 2020 with the Index Copernicus Value (ICV) of 128.41. In comparison with the previous year, our ICV has increased by nearly 10 points (from 118.76). It has been the biggest rise since 2014 and can be regarded as the journal's success.

Clarivate's "Early Access"
As of October 2021, Dental and Medical Problems, within the Clarivate Early Access indexing initiative (for details, see What’s next for JCR: defining ‘Early Access' - Clarivate), is starting publishing articles as Ahead of Print in a new format. It will be more user-friendly and will allow the earlier publication as well as indexation of all accepted manuscripts, also those not yet assigned to any particular issue.
New Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor, and a new publishing policy in "Dental and Medical Problems"

New Editor-in-Chief, prof. dr hab. n. med. Mieszko Więckiewicz and Deputy Editor, dr hab. n. med. Helena Martynowicz, are going to change the publishing policy in "Dental and Medical Problems". The Journal will have its medical science scope expanded and will embrace some new thematic sections concerning general medicine, related to oral sciences.

As of October 28, 2020, only original papers and all kinds of reviews (narrative review, systematic review, systematic review and meta-analysis, etc.) are accepted.

“Dental and Medical Problems” indexed under two categories in Web of Science

As of February 10, 2021, the Journal's coverage in Web of Science has been extended. At present, "Dental and Medical Problems" is indexed under two categories: Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine and Medicine General & Internal.  

“Dental and Medical Problems” in MEDLINE

“Dental and Medical Problems” is indexed in MEDLINE database, starting from 2018, Vol. 55, No. 1 (January–March). Therefore, the journal is searchable via PubMed and the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Entrez system. Abstracts of all articles published in the abovementioned and all subsequent issues are now available in this database, while full articles can be accessed free of charge via our website.

It is worth noting that new journals are not included automatically or immediately into MEDLINE database. Selection is based on the recommendations of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), which takes into consideration the scientific scope and quality of a journal.

Original version of the journal 

As of January 1, 2017, the online edition is the original version of all published articles.