The JICD Journal of Interdisciplinary Clinical Dentistry is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry (iACD). The journal's primary goal is to advance the field of dentistry through curating content that is academically rigorous and of value to the international community of dental scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders.
The JICD Journal is committed to the following guiding principles:
- Commitment to academic excellence;
- Commitment to cultivate multidisciplinary approaches to dentistry; and
- Commitment to maintain free and open access of all journal content and archives to all iACD members.
The inaugural issue of the JICD Journal will feature the works of dental scholars in Chinese, English, and Japanese. As the capacity of the journal's editorial board expands, articles written in other languages will be incorporated to make JICD Journal truly a publication for a global audience.
A Journal that Embraces Both East and West
The JICD Journal is born out of iACD's vision to bring together the East and the West in the field of modern Dental Medicine. In recent decades, dentistry in non-Western countries such as China, Korea, and Japan has grown into a mature discipline with its own teaching faculties at renowned institutions. Asian-language academic journals have been established to enable dental scholars in the East to share their research among their peers. Unfortunately, this means scholarship of excellent caliber from both the East and the West do not often cross-pollinate aside from a few translated articles. And while exchanges of ideas can and do take place during academic conferences and symposiums, dialogues at such events tend to favor those who can communicate in English. The time is ripe for a truly mutual, East-West exchange of research findings within a single academic journal.