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Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (JOCPD) is a completely open-access, peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to providing clinically relevant information to enable the practicing dentist to have access to the state of the art in pediatric dentistry. JOCPD encourages scientists and academicians around the world to share their original writings in the form of original research, review, mini-review, systematic review, short communication, case report, letter to the editor, commentary, rapid report, news and views, editorial, as well as meeting report. Full texts of all published articles, can be downloaded free of charge from our website.

ISSN Numbers

Print ISSN: 1053-4628

Online ISSN: 1557-5268

Impact Factor

Publication Frequency: Bimonthly

Current Impact Factor: 1.3 (2022)

Scopus CiteScore: 2.0 (2022)


Journal History

1976: Journal of Pedodontics was founded by Dr. George E. White who served as the Editor-in-Chief.

1977: Journal of Pedodontics released the inaugural issue.

1977: Journal of Pedodontics has been indexed by Scopus.

1990: Journal of Pedodontics was renamed Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (JOCPD).

1990: JOCPD has been indexed by Scopus.

2006-2022: Dr. Marc Saadia served as the co-Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief.

2008: JOCPD has been indexed by SCIE.

2010: JOCPD received its first Impact Factor 0.474.

2017-2019: Dr. Benjamin Peretz served as the Editor-in-Chief.

2022: MRE Press started to publish JOCPD (from Volume 46 Issue 5) with Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

2022-Current: Dr. Andrea Scribante serves as the Editor-in-Chief.

JOCPD’s Open Access Initiative

The advent of online publication has greatly improved access to scientific content on a global scale. This has led to calls from the academic community for research publications to be made freely available online and immediately upon publication, without the barrier of paid subscription to access.

In response to these calls, and following consultation with journal contributors, the Editors of Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (JOCPD) launched an Open Access initiative for JOCPD in 1 June 2022. This means that it is no longer necessary to have a subscription in order to read current JOCPD content online.

There are substantial costs associated with publishing a high quality journal such as JOCPD, including administration of the editorial process, production of the published version, and development of online functionality. Under a subscription-based model, these costs are mainly covered by charging libraries and individuals for access to the journal's contents. Under JOCPD's Open Access model, we aim to cover the costs of publication primarily through the use of an Article Processing Charge.

Authors Rights and Permissions

Papers published in Volumes 25 Issue 1 (2001) –Volume 46 Issue 4 (2022) are copyright MRE Press.

Permission is not required when:

MRE Press grants any third party the right to use the article freely, so long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

Permission is not required to use original figures or tables for non-commercial and educational use (e.g., in a review article, or in a book that is not for sale) if the article is copyright MRE Press. Please include the full journal reference and, for articles published in Volumes 25 Issue 1 (2001) –Volume 46 Issue 4 (2022), include “Copyright (copyright year) MRE Press” as a copyright note.

Starting from 1 June 2022, all JOCPD content is available online and is fully browsable and searchable. Articles published beginning from Volume 46 Issue 5 (2022) are under the terms and conditions of the CC BY license. JOCPD is not authorized to grant permission for material published under either license, as the authors retain copyright. However, depending on the intended use, permission may not be required at all. For details, see: Copyright & License.

MRE Press will insert the following note on the first page of the published text:

© Year The Author(s). Published by MRE Press. This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license.

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