Quarterly Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research Inc. (ISFR)

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Articles should be written in Word and submitted by E-mail to the nearest Regional Editor. The Regional Editor will arrange for single blind peer review, usually with two reviewers, in which the peer reviewer knows the names of the authors but not vice versa.

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Scope and focus of Fluoride

Fluoride publishes peer-reviewed scientific reports on agricultural, analytical, biochemical, biological, chemical, clinical, dental, ecological, environmental, industrial, medical, metabolic, pharmacological, synergistic, toxicological, and veterinary aspects of inorganic and organic fluorides. The journal does not contain advertising.

Peer review

Papers are normally reviewed by two peer reviewers on a single blind basis in which the peer reviewer knows the identity of the authors but not vice versa.

Submitting manuscripts to Fluoride. Guidelines for authors revised January-March 2015

Manuscripts, including reports of original research, papers presented at ISFR conferences, research reviews, discussion papers, and letters to the editor, are accepted for publication after appropriate evaluation and recommendation by qualified reviewers. The initial version of the manuscript, double-spaced throughout with wide margins, should be submitted, as a Word attachment by E-mail, to the nearest Regional Editor. The E-mail addresses for these editors are given below and in the masthead of the Table of Contents on page i of each issue.

Detailed instructions for preparing papers are at www.fluorideresearch.online and in Fluoride 2013;46(1):40-8. These instructions should be followed meticulously to avoid publication delays.

The Editorial Officers of Fluoride strongly support the maintenance of the highest standards of animal care and the control of discomforts to animals in research. Authors must indicate whether their institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964, as revised in 2013, available from here. Fluoride follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and their Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals, updated December 2016, and the ICMJE form for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest are available from: www.icmje.org. The recommendations describe author responsibilities for conflicts of interest, human and animal rights, informed consent, and ethical policies. The ICMJE conflict of interest disclosure form should be downloaded, completed electronically by each author, and then submitted to Fluoride with the manuscript. Authors should state if the ICMJE recommendations have been followed.

The Editorial Officers of Fluoride recommend that authors study the information for authors on ethical responsibilities and scientific misconduct published by Elsevier and available here. The material covers the areas of duplicate submission, research fraud including fabrication (making up research data) and falsification (manipulation of existing research data, tables, or images), plagiarism (passing off anothers work or idea as your own), authorship disputes (deliberately misrepresenting a scientists relationship to their work on a published paper), conflict of interest (nondisclosure to the publication that you have a direct or indirect conflict that prevents you from being unbiased in your paper), salami slicing (the slicing of research that would form one meaningful paper into several different papers), and the improper use of humans or animals in research including absent or inadequate informed consent of human subjects, or maltreatment of laboratory animals, with articles available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.

For observational studies in epidemiology, authors might consider using the guidelines in the STROBE statement available from here

Authors should send papers to the nearest regional editor for their area. The regional editors are:

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Regional Editors for People's Republic of China

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Archives and Indexes 1968-2018 (Most of the back issues are also available in hard copy but a few require reprinting). (PDF)

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Recently, it was not possible to open some links in the People's Republic of China. I think this problem has now been remedied but if it is not possible to open a particular link please contact me to look into the matter. Bruce Spittle. spittle727@gmail.com

Epublications ahead of print

Epub111: Varol SE, Bodur H, Demirbolat GM, Degim IT. Evaluatin of sustained release from fluoride-loaded carbon nanotubules. (PDF)

Epub109: Bahammam S, Nathanson D, Fan Y. Assessing the release of the fluoride ion in four restorative glass ionomer cements. (PDF)

Epub108: Ahmed S, Karamat M, Haider A, Ahmad MN, Jabeen F, Ansari M. Assessment of the effects of salicylic acid on the yield and the yield characteristics of Pisum sativum L. under fluoride stress. (PDF)

Epub107: Ahmed S, Karamat M, Ansari M, Jabeen F, Ahmad MN, Haider A, Babar S, Zulfiqar A, Saleemullah, Ali Shad A. Interactive effects of salicylic acid and sodium fluoride on some biochemical attributes of Pisum sativum L. (PDF)

Epub106: Ahmed S, Karamat M, Haider A, Ahmad MN, Jabeen F, Ansari M, Babar S, Zulfiqar A, Ali Shad A, Saleemullah. Alleviative effects of exogenous salicylic acid on some antioxidative enzymes of Pisum sativum L. under sodium fluoride stress. (PDF)

Epub099: Jha SK, Sharma YK, Nayak AK, Mishra VK, Damodaran T. Groundwater quality with special reference to fluoride in Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh, India: A hydro-geochemical and multivariate statistical approach. (PDF)

Epub094: Bhat RS, Soliman DA, Al-Daihan S. Sodium fluoride induces oxidative stress in oral bacteria by altering glutathione (GSH) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) activity. (PDF)

Epub087: Husain M, Ahmad MS, Rahman N, Sajjad M, Rauf A, Habib A, Ul Haq M, Nisar M, Hussain A, Imran M, Salahuddin. First principle study of the structural, electronic, and mechanical properties of cubic fluoroperovskites: (ZnXF3, X = Y, Bi). (PDF)

Epub079: Verma KK, Kumar A, Singh M, Verma CL. Developing a model for urinary fluoride levels in relation to the fluoride content of drinking water and foodstuffs in a rural population in Lakhimpur (Kheri), Uttar Pradesh, India. (PDF)

Report on the XXXIVth Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, Guiyang, People's Republic of China, October 18-20, 2018

Website for the XXXIVth Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, Guiyang, People's Republic of China, October 18-20, 2018

Website for the XXXIVth Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, Guiyang, People's Republic of China, October 18-20, 2018

Planning for future ISFR conferences

Professor Dianjun Sun, Chinese Research Center for Endemic Disease Control, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Peoples Republic of China, will host the next Conference in Harbin, Peoples Republic of China, in 2022. Dr Javed Ahsan Quadri, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, will host the following Conference in New Delhi, India, in 2024.

General information on the ISFR and subscribing to Fluoride in hardcopy

The Society is an independent non-profit organization which promotes the sharing of scientific research on all aspects of inorganic and organic fluorides by hosting international conferences on fluoride research and publishing quarterly, online (ISSN2253-4083) and in print (ISSN 0015-4725), the open access journal Fluoride: Quarterly Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research Inc.

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