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A study on ethical requirements for the protection of human subjects in the publication guidelines of dental health journals

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1이화여자대학교

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Objectives : The purpose of the study was to examine the ethical requirements for the protectionof human subjects in the publication guidelines of dental health journals. Methods : The guidelines of 27 dental health journals were reviewed to determine ethical standardsalone, with Helsinki Declaration, by an institutional review board (IRB), informed consent, protectionof subject privacy and confidentiality, and no conflicts of interest. Results : 1. Dentistry journals listed on National Research Foundation of Korea had a conflictof interest disclosure provisions of the contribution(76.9%) and the IRB approval(61.5%). 2. Half of the dental health journals were not listed on National Research Foundation of KoreaSociety but they agreed the advance posting provisions. 3. Dental hygiene journals provide 100%of ethics alone and receive 75% of IRB in the papers. 4. Dental health and dental hygienejournals have conflicts of interest disclosure regulations(59.2%) and IRB approval(51.8%). 5. Thereexisted statistically significant differences between the dental health journals whether they werelisted on the human subjects and ethical standards for protection in National Research Foundationof Korea or not. Conclusions : While the publication guidelines of dental health journals have followed to agreater extent in recent years, there is still a need for further instructions to ensure that the authorssatisfy all ethical requirements in conducting research on human subjects. IRB approval for dentaljournals must be standardized and reinforced reflecting the characteristics of each journals. Theresearchers should obey the code of ethics suitable for education and the editors must review thepaper continuously.

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