Vision, mission and goals


Vision of the magazine:  

To be a leading and distinguished magazine and classified among the most famous international journals concerned with the publication of refereed research in dental science


The message of the magazine:

The journal seeks to become a scientific reference for researchers and the publication of refereed research by a group of scientists and specialists in accordance with international standards of excellence in dental science to contribute to the development and encourage faculty members and researchers to scientific production by publishing their research


Journal Objectives (goals):

  1. Dissemination of distinguished and refined scientific research in dental science
  2. Proficiency and excellence (the introduction of the magazine within the international levels) and achieve the quality required for scientific research
  3. Attract and develop distinguished jury members and consultants
  4. Meet the need of researchers to publish their scientific research and highlight their research efforts at the local, regional and global levels.
  5. Covering the work of the scientific conferences
  6. Participate in building a knowledge society by disseminating sound research that leads to community development





About Journal

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal is an English language, peer-reviewed scholarly publication in the area of dentistry. 

Refereed Scientific Journal deals with fields of dental sciences

ISSN: 1812-1217

E ISSN: 1998-0345
Date of first issue: 2001
No of Issues: 27 issues
publishing biannually till 2012
publishing becomes triannually at 2013

Work is currently under way to re-arrange and publish research papers to obtain DOI (Digital Object Identifier)


Publisher: Mosul University


Editor-in-chief: Professor Dr. Nada M. Saeed Al-Sayagh




Aims and Scope

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal  is the official publication of the Iraqi Dental Society and is published by Mosul University 

The journal invites original work, clinical and dental researches in various fields of dentistry and related medical practice. Papers written in English send for consideration to Editor–in–chief, College of Dentistry, University of Mosul.



Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics of the Al-Rafidain Dental Journal 

The Al-Rafidain Dental Journal follows ethical standards for publication. Special attention will be paid to as well as the detection and prevention of: plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, redundant publications, ghost writing and improper author contribution, citation manipulation and duplicate submission. 



Guide for Authors

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.


Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will retain copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to Mosul University. Authors have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.


Journals should make clear the type of copyright under which authors work will be published.  Upon submission of manuscript, authors should attach a complete Journal Publishing Agreement. To download Author(s) Copy Right Form, here


All contributing authors should qualify for authorship. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the co-authors. Sufficient participation in the work is of utmost importance. To download Authorship Form, here

For open access articles

Authors sign an exclusive license agreement, where authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher.

  • Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.

Peer review

Papers submitted for publication must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Each manuscript will be reviewed by the editorial board and referred to two specialists in the field of the subject concerned ( this journal operates a double blind review process). The articles which do not meet the journal standards may be rejected, and the author is obliged to take remarks of the specialists into consideration.

Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.

Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.


Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. The system converts your article files to a single PDF file used in the peer-review process. Editable files (e.g., Word) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.


You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details

Ensure that the following items are present

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address

* All necessary files have been uploaded:

* Manuscript:

  • Include keywords
  • All figures
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided


Declaration of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Authors must disclose any interests in two places:

  1. A summary declaration of interest statement in the title page file. If there are no interests to declare then please state this: ((Declarations of interest: none)).


This summary statement will be ultimately published if the article is accepted.

Changes to authorship 

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission.

Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor.

To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.


Article structure


In Arabic and English; of not more than 200 words for each. It should contain the following sub–headings: Aims, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions



Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords,  avoid using for example ( and, of, at, etc…).



Clearly states the purpose of the article and rationale of the study with pertinent references.



This includes selection of observational and experimental subjects, identification of methods, apparatus and procedures, mention the statistical analysis when appropriates.



Presents in logical sequence preferably with Tables and Illustrations emphasizing in the text only important observations.



Avoid repeating the results under discussion. Emphasize new aspects of the study and implications and related to other relevant studies.



Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote.


Mention at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., College members, providing work and language help, writing assistance, etc….).




References listed consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned on the text using Arabic numbers (Vancouver style). These references should appear in a numbered list on a separate page at the end of the paper. They should contain the following elements of information as appropriate name(s) of author(s), title of the paper or book, name of the journal, year, volume number, page range [for books, name of publisher (commercial or institutional) and place of publication (City and Country) should also included]; e.g.

  1. Hung ShH, Purk JH, TiraDE, David–Eick J. Accuracy of onestep versus two–step putty wash addition silicone impre-ssion technique. J Prosthet Dent. 1992; 67(5): 583–589.
  2. Romanes GJ. Cunningham’s Textbook of Anatomy. 12thed. OxfordUniversity Press. Oxford, New York. 1981; p: 105–109.

If the author does not verify the original paper, it should be given in the list of references as “Cited by--------” and the paper in which it was referred to.

Tables and Figures:

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. They should be typed on separate sheets from the text, numbered sequentially and attached to the end of the paper. Each Figure and Table should be referred to in the text. Table and illustrations should be clearly marked so that each Table and Figure should be self-explanatory without the need to return back to the text.

If any Figure, Table or other materials have been copied from other resources, authors have the sole responsibility for securing the necessary permission, and mentioned in the footnotes of each Table or Figure. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.



1)    Papers will not be accepted unless the author pays 100000 ID for article publishing. 

2)    Subscription fees are 25000 ID for persons and 75000 ID for institutions.

Essential title page information


Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations: 

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author:

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.



Editorial Board


 Editor in Chief :                        Prof. Dr. Nada M Al-Sayagh

Secretary Editor :                       Lec. Mohammed A Abdulla

Editorial Board :

  • Asst Prof. Dr. Ali R Al- Khatib
  • Asst Prof. Dr. Ma 'an M Nayif
  • Asst Prof. Dr. Omer W Majid
  • Asst Prof. Dr. Ahmad A. Saeid
  • Statistical Evaluation : Asst. Prof.Dr. Faris Gh. Ahmed.
  • Linguistic Evaluation (Arabic) : Asst. Prof.Dr. Mohammed S. Al–Jubori.
  • Linguistic Evaluation (English) : Asst. Prof.Dr. Mohammed N. Ahmed.



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