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    Revista Odonto Ciência (Online)

      ISSN 1980-6523

    Rev. odonto ciênc. (Online) vol.25 no.4 Porto Alegre oct./dic. 2010




    Integrity in research and publication



    Rosemary S. Shinkai

    E-mail: rshinkai@pucrs.br



    lthough the concept of integrity in human actions is universal and inherent to any relationship in a civilized society, some guidance should be given to specific situations to set standards of good practice. In times of great academic pressure to publish, double care is necessary to preserve the integrity of research and to prevent publication misconduct.

    The Revista Odonto Ciência (Journal of Dental Science) strongly recommends that our authors, reviewers and editors follow the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publications" by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the guidelines by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Furthermore, our journal is affiliated with the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC) and the BVS Virtual Community of Scientific Editors, which provide additional discussion on editorial policies.

    Our journal also supports the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity, an international initiative that discloses fundamental principles and professional responsibilities related to research and publication integrity. During the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, July 2010, in Singapore, scholars, researchers, funders, representatives of research institutions and publishers from all over the world developed this global guide to the responsible conduct of research. In synergy with this scenario, the Revista Odonto Ciência (Journal of Dental Science) attended the First Brazilian Meeting on Research Integrity, Science and Publication Ethics (I BRISPE), in December 2010. One of the goals of the meeting was "to stimulate the involvement of the country's academic community in the development of policies and in decision making concerning ethics and research integrity at the international level".

    The Revista Odonto Ciência (Journal of Dental Science) is committed to help to disseminate this important information and the good practices in research and publication. Further information can be found at: