Study Design In accordance with the recommendations of WAME, examples of ethically questionable advertisements using sex submitted to ADA journals should be well justified, well planned, and appropriately designed so that it can properly address the research objective of the study described in the manuscript. Studies and experiments using animals require full compliance with local, national, ethical, and regulatory principles, and local licensing arrangements.
Originality and Prior Publication ADA journals publish only original work that has not been previously published. All authors of manuscripts submitted to ADA journals must attest that neither the manuscript nor any part of it, regardless of the language in which it was originally written or published, has been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. Any reference to or use of previously published material protected by copyright must be explicitly acknowledged in the manuscript. Posting of submitted material on a website may be considered prior publication and should be noted in the comments to the editor upon submission. Redundant publication—when multiple papers, without full cross-reference in the text, share the same data or results—is not permissible. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Author Contributions” on the title page of the manuscript. If the article is accepted for publication, this information will be included after the main text in the published version of the manuscript. When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
All authors must take responsibility in writing for the accuracy of the manuscript, and one or more authors, such as the corresponding or lead author, must be the guarantor and take responsibility for the work as a whole. Acknowledgments The role of or contribution by any individual or entity included in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript must be clearly defined. Editors or ADA staff may contact authors to clarify the roles or contributions of any person or entity acknowledged in the manuscript, particularly if that person or entity provided “editorial assistance” or help with “preparing” or “drafting” the manuscript. ADA requires that authors list the employer or institutional affiliation of any individual mentioned in the Acknowledgments section. If this information is not included at the time of submission, editorial office staff will request the corresponding author to submit a new version of the manuscript that includes the required information. Conflict of Interest ADA journals require all participants in the peer review and publication process to disclose all relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest. Editors may use information disclosed in conflict of interest and financial interest statements as a basis for editorial decisions.
All authors should refer to the ADA Policy Statement on Duality of Interest and submit relevant conflict of interest statements with ADA’s mandatory Manuscript Submission Form. In addition, for all manuscript submissions, regardless of article type, all authors should include conflict of interest statements in both the comments to the editors at the time of submission and within the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript itself. If authors have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose, this should also be indicated in both sections. Any other relationships that readers could perceive to have influenced, or that give the appearance of potentially influencing, the content of the submitted work. Investigators must disclose potential conflicts of interest to study participants and should state in the manuscript whether they have done so.