Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

d e n t i k a DENTAL JOURNAL publishes articles and scientific work from ResearchesCase Reports and Literature Reviews in Dentistry and Dental Science. The scopes are varied from:

Dental Surgery

Dental Forensics

Oral Biology

Oral Medicine

Dental Public Health and Preventive Dentistry

Paediatric Dentistry

Dental Materials and Technology

Conservative Dentistry




Dental Radiology.


Section Policies

Open Submissions Indexed Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

Dentika Dental Journal is a journal that publish accepted researches, case reports and literature reviews articles in July and December (2 issues a year). It is electronically published via journal website http://talenta.usu.ac.id/dentika 

Commencement of publication: July 1982

Peer Review Process

Manuscript submitted to Dentika Dental Journal will be evaluated through two review parts. These parts are pre-review and substance review.

The pre-review of the article is aimed at reviewing the conformity of the manuscript with the journal focus and scope as well as the journal style and specific Dentika writing guidelines. Besides, journal editor will check the plagiarism level using Turnitin to ensure this article has not been published. Only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered for review.

After the manuscripts passed the pre-review stage, the manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent referees who are experts in the related area. This journal uses Double Blind Peer Review Process, where duration of review is 10-15 weeks. The reviewer may request a re-review after the author revises his/her article (if necessary).The return of a reviewed manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the revised manuscript for publication. The final decision will be based on the comments of reviewers, upon their second review of the revised manuscript.

Journal editor (authorized by Editor in Chief) will decide whether the article will be published or not, based on the recommendations from reviewers. The articles which have been declared accepted will be published before the regular issue is published on schedule, as Article in Press.

Open Access Policy

Dentika Dental Journal provide immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.