Abstract: One hundred years ago, in 1914, in Europe began a major war that involved other nations as well. We are pleased to begin this new year after a long period of peace in Europe, which makes possible the scientific cooperation between nations, as it happens with our Journal.
To evaluate our mission a few members of our editorial staff met in Rome on November 23rd, during the SIOI conference, to discuss the status of our Journal and improve our work.
The results obtained by the Journal in the recent years are extremely positive.
The Impact Factor of the Journal has increased to 0,515 in 2012, which establish the EJPD the third scientific journal in the world in the field of Pediatric Dentistry.
We regularly receive more than 200 articles per year but we cannot publish more than 70. We are therefore exploring ways to facilitate the receipt and acceptance of the papers with the help of the referees: It has been decided that the papers submitted for publication are distributed to the associate editors, who may evaluate them together with another referee, or alternatively chose two more independent referees. Moreover, I have to remind authors that manuscripts must be written in accordance with the Journal guidelines: this is especially valid for references, which should be written using the Harvard style.
The associate editors should also inform the Journal about events related to Paediatric Dentistry held their own countries.
In the present issue the new associate editor Katatinza Emerich gives a valid contribution and wrote the News related to Poland.
The first associate editor Elena Barberia presents a continuation study of the school of Madrid on fluoride metabolism following topical application of fluoride varnish, which was published in 2012 (issue 13,4 :280-284).
Ivo Krejchi presents a research on laser therapy.
In addition, we publish three articles on dental traumatology and other articles discuss the relationships between general health and oral status.
This cooperation confirms that peace is good for the progress of research.