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: Click: 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, Click  here

Author Complaint Process

Before submitting manuscripts, authors are requested to read all the guidelines and policies regarding processing and publication of the manuscript.

 Authors have the right to complaint and ask explanation if they perceive any misconduct in any applicable policies and ethical guidelines. The authors can raise their complaints by submitting a letter to:

All the complaints regarding delinquencies in the work processes are investigated according to the prevailing publication ethics practices.

Complaints categorization

An author or any other scholar may submit their complaints about any issues related to:

Copyright violation
Deceiving in research results or wrong research results
Violations in set standard for research
Unrevealed conflicts of interest
Bias in review process
Manuscript processing time is unusually late
The peer-review comments are unsatisfactorily
Authorship issues

Policy for Dealing with Complaints

Once a complaint is received, at first an acknowledgement is sent to the complainant with assurance that appropriate action will be taken on complaint within three working days excluding the complaint receiving date.

The investigation process is initiated by the Journal handling team according to the directions of the Editor-In-Chief. After the investigation is over, a meeting is held with complete report on the complaint. The decision is taken in and the same is forwarded to the concerned scholar through his submitted email ID.

We consider complaints as an opportunity to enhance our existing Manuscript Processing System. All the received complaints are dealt in polite and timely manner with a certainty.

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.


Permit others distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.   In addition, Al-Rafidian Dent J retain the copyright of published articles, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License for CC-BY-4.0” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

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:


  • 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.

 Conflict of interest statement must be placed at the manuscript as below: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this manuscript".

 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

Title: (size 16 Time New Roman)

ABSTRACT: (size 14 Time New Roman)

In Arabic and English; of not more than 250 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…).


INTRODUCTION: (size 14 Time New Roman)

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


MATERIALS AND METHODS: (size 14 Time New Roman)

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


RESULTS: (size 14 Time New Roman)

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


DISCUSSION: (size 14 Time New Roman)

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

CONCLUSIONS(size 14 Time New Roman)

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….).


By submitting this manuscript to the Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, all authors (should) confirmed that the manuscript meets the ethical standards including proper statistical investigations and thorough ethical reviews by the data owning organizations.

Conflicts of Interest

Declare conflicts of interest or state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.” Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results.

REFERENCES (size 14 Time New Roman)

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. 12th ed. 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.



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

- 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.