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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3


Editor-in-Chief, Department of Periodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication7-Dec-2015

Correspondence Address:
G V Gayathri
Editor-in-Chief, Department of Periodontics, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.171168

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Gayathri G V. Editorial. Int J Oral Health Sci 2015;5:3

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Gayathri G V. Editorial. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Oct 5];5:3. Available from: https://www.ijohsjournal.org/text.asp?2015/5/1/3/171168

Dear Alumnus,

With a lot of ardor and anticipation toward the scientific research, I welcome you all to read this issue. The chariot of IJOHS had unraveled an explorative and innovative period of 4 full years under the eminent foundership of Dr. G. Shivaprakash and Dr. Raison Thomas who made this journal available online. Their efforts escalated the access of availability of information and providing a platform for more researchers, academicians, and practitioners in sharing, securing, and spreading the wave of current trends and treatment modalities pertaining to all the disciplines of dentistry. As Heraclitus of Ephesus stated, "Nothing is permanent except change," with this inspiration, I am hereby taking over the responsibility as Editor-In-Chief of this prestigious journal.

Diversified thoughts have been the driving force for new cogitations and contemplations in the scientific development. However, instances of negligence and incompetence result in what is called as "plagiarism." It is the "wrongful appropriation," "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work. This is one of the academic dishonesty considered as ethical offense on behalf of the culprit. This dereliction of duties with professional misconduct and breaching the ethics would repurcuss the offender with subjection to academic censure, up to and including expulsion. Predicated upon an expected level of learning/comprehension having been achieved, all associated academic accreditation becomes seriously undermined, if plagiarism is allowed to become the norm within academic submissions. There are several means to avoid and evade plagiarism in academics. They include paraphrasing the ideas in author's terms, citing, and quoting the procured information with proper references. In this regard, I wish the alumnus would take a step ahead with an aspiring and innovatory approach for future publications.

In the present issue, several case reports on surgical procedures, prosthetic rehabilitations, and endodontic therapy are presented. Innovations on material properties and cytodiagnostics are also being unveiled besides reviews on Vitamin-D and Herbals in periodontal therapy. Out looking these incentives would elicit the enthusiasm in readers for further explorations, I, once again, warmly welcome the readers to the present issue.


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