Author Guidelines

Manuscript Categories

All manuscripts must adhere to the limitations as described below, for text only; the word count does not include the abstract, references or figure/table legends the word count must be noted on the title page. Along with the number of figures and  tables.

Original articles should be no longer than 5000 words and include no more than six figures and tables and 50 references.

Clinical reviews adress important topics in the field of dentistry. Authors considering the submission of uninvited reviews should contact the editors in advance to determine if the topic that they propose is of current potential interest to the journal. Reviews will be considered for publication only if they are written by authors who have at least three published manuscripts in the international peer reviewed journals and these studies should be cited in the review. Otherwise only invited reviews will be considered for peer review from qualifield experts in the area. These manuscripts should be no longer than 6000 words and include no more than four figures and tables and 120 references.

Case reports are descriptions of a case or small number of cases revealing novel and important insights into a condition’s pathogenesis, presentation and/or management. These manuscripts should be 2500 words or less with four or fewer figures and tables and 30 or fewer references.

Consensus statements may be submitted by professional societies. All such subnission will be subjected to peer review. Must be modifiable in response to criticisms and will be published only if they meet the journal’s usual editorial  standards.these manuscripts should typically be no longer than 4000 words and include no more than six figures and tables and 120 references.

Note on Prior Publication

The journal publishes original research and review material. Material previously published in whole or in part shall not be considered for publication at the time of submission, authors must report that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere. Abstracts or posters displayed at scientific meetings need not be reported.

Manuscript Preparation General Format

The journal requires that all submissions be submitted according to these guidelines:

  • Text should be double spaced with 2.5 cm margins on both sides using 12-point type in times roman font.
  • All tables and figures must be placed after the text and must be labeled.
  • Each section ( abstract, text, references, tables, figures) should start on a separate page.
  • Manuscripts should be prepared as Word document (*.doc) or rich text format(*.rtf)

Title page

The title page should include the following:

  • Full title
  • Authors’ names and institutions.
  • Short title of not more than 40 characters for page headings
  • At least three and maximum eight key words do not use abbreviations in the key words
  • Word count (excluding abstract.figure legends and references)
  • Corresponding author’s e-mail and post adress, telephone and fax numbers
  • Name and address of person to whom reprint  requests should be addressed
  • Any grants or fellowships supporting the writing of the paper

Original articles should be submitted with structured abstracts of no more than 250 words. All information reported in the abstract must appear in the manuscript. The abstract should not include references.please use complete sentences for all sections of the abstract. Structured abstract should include background. Objective, methods, results and conclusions.


The article should begin with a biref introduction stating why the study was  undertaken within the context of previous reports.

Materials and Methods (or Subjects and Methods):

These should be described and referenced in sufficient detail for other investigators to repeat the work. Ethical consent should be included as stated above.

These should be described and referenced in sufficient detail for other investigators to repeat the work.ethical consent should be included as stated above.

All relevant attributes of the material (e.g. tissue, patients or population sample) forming the subject of the research should be provided experimental, analytical and statistical methods should be described concisely but in enough detail that others can repeat the work. The name and  brief address of the  manufacturer or supplier of major equipment should be given. Statistical methods should be described with  enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with Access to the original data to verify the reported results.when possible, findings should be  quantified and appropriate measures of error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals) given. Sole reliance on statistical hypothesis testing such as the use of  p values should be avoided. Details about eligiblity criteria for subject, randomization and the number of observations should be included. The computer software and the statistical methods used should be specified.

Manuscripts reporting studies on human and animal subjects should include evidence that the research was ethically conducted in accordance with the declaration of Helsinki  (World medical association). In particular, there must be a statement in materials and methods that the consent of an appropriate  ethical committee was obtained prior to the start of the study  and that subjects were volunteers who had given informed, written consent. Information detailing the power and sample size calculations must  be  included in the manuscript. Randomized clinical trials should be reported according to the standardised protocol of the CONSORT statement. The CONSORT checklist must be submitted together with papers reporting clinical trials.

Experimantel Subjects

All clinical investigations described in submitted manuscripts must have been conducted in accordance with the guidelines in the declaration of  helsinki and has been formally approved by the appropriate institutional review committees.all manuscripts must indicate that such approval was obtained and that informed consent was obtained form subjects in all experiments involving humans. The study populations should be described in detail. Subjects must be identifıed only by number or letter. Not by initials or names. Photographs of patients  faces should be included only if scientifically relevant. Authors must obtain written consent from the patient for use of such photographs.


Results should be presented without interpretation.the same data should not be presented in both tables and figures.the text  should not repeat numerical data provided in tables or figures but should indicate the most important results and describe relevant trends and patterns.


The  discussion should focus on the interpretation and significance of the findings with concise objective comments that describe their relation to other work in that area. This section has the functions of describing any limitations of material or methods of interpreting the data and of drawing inferences about the contribution of the study to the wider field of research. There should be no repetition of preceding sections, e.g. reiteration of results or the aim of the research. The  discussion should end with a few sentences summarising the conclusions of the study. However, there should not be a separete conclusions section.

Acknowledgments (Not Required for Submission)

An acknowledgment is given for contributors who may not be listed as authors or for grant support of the research.


References to the literature should be cited in numerical order (in parentheses) in the text and listed in the same numercial order at the end of the manuscript on a separate page or pages the author is responsible fort he accuracy of references.examples of the reference style are given below the titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the ındex medicus.

Journal articles and abstracts: list all authors.the citation of unpublished observations of personal communications is not permitted in the bibliography. The citation of manuscripts in press (i.e, accepted for publication) is permitted in the bibliography; the name of the journal in which they appear must be supplied. Citing an abstract is not recommended.

Books: list all authors or editors.

Sample References

  • World Wide Web: Chaplin M: Water structure and behavior.www.ı, 2004.
  • Patents: Diggens AA, Ross JW: Determining ionic species electrochemically. UK patent Application GB 2 064 131 A, 1980.
  • Edited boks: DuBois RN: Cyclooxygenase-2 and colorectal cancer; in Dannenberg AJ, DuBois RN (EDS): COX-2. Prog Exp Tum Res. Basel, Karger, 2003, vol 37, pp 124-137
  • Monographs: Matthews DE, Farewell VT: Using and Understanding Medical Statistics. Basel, Karger, 1985.
  • Papers published only with DOI numbers: Theoharides TC, Boucher W, Spear K: Serum interleukin-6 reflects disease severity and osteoporosis in mastocytosis patients. Int Arch Allergy Immunol DOI: 10.1159/000063858
  • Papers published in periodicals: Lussi A, Longbottom C, Gygax M, Braig F: Influence or professional cleaning and drying of occlusal surfaces on laser  fluorescense in vivo. Caries Res  2005;39:284-286


Tables must be constructed as simply as possible. Each table must have a concise heading and should be submitted on a separate page. Tables must not simply duplicate the text or figures. Number all tables in the order of their citation in the text. Include a title for each table (a brief phrase, preferably no longer than 10 to 15 words). Include all tables in a single file following the manuscript.

Figures Legends

Figure legends and titles should be submitted on a separate page. Figure legends and titles should be clear and informative. Tables and figures should work under “windows”. Number all figures (graphs,charts, photographs, and illustrations) in the order of their citation in the text. Include a title for each figure (a brief phrase, preferably no longer than 10 to 15 words)

Figures & Images

At submission, the following file formats are acceptable: AL, EMF, EPS, JPG, PDF, PPT, PSD, TIF. Figures may be embedded at the end of the manuscript text file or loaded as separete files for submission purposes.

All images must be at or above intended display size with the following image resolutions: line art 800 dpi, combination (line art + halftone) 600 dpi, halftone 300 dpi. See the image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.

Units of Measure

Results should be expressed in metric units.

Validation of Data and Statistical Analysis

Assay validation: Bioassay and radioimmunoassay potency estimates should be accompanied by an appropriate measure of the precision of these estimates. For bioassays, these usually will be the standart deviation, standart error of the mean, confidence limits. For both bioassays and radioimmunoassays, it is necessary to include data relating to within-assay and between-assay variability. If all relevant conparisons are made within the same assay, the latter may be omitted.

Statistical analysis should be done accurately and with precision. Please consult a statistician if necessary.

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