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AUTHOR GUIDELINES

GENERAL INFORMATION

Selcuk Dental Journal publishes original research articles, case presentations, review articles and letters to the editor on dentistry, covering basic and clinical sciences. If the submitted article contains copyrighted material, it is the author's responsibility to get permission from the copyright owner; and this must be indicated in the article. The articles submitted for publication must not have been published before, accepted for publication or be under evaluation elsewhere. If the submitted article is qualified and formally appropriate, it is sent to peer review. After the article has been submitted for publication, none of the authors can be deleted from the author list without the written consent of all authors, and no names can be added as an author and the author sequence cannot be changed. A certificate of approval taken from the appropriate ethical committee is required for researches.

SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITY

All authors must be directly contributing academically and scientifically to the submitted article. The name specified as the author must have all of the following features:

- Plan or do the work in the article,

- Write or revise the article,

- Accept the final state of the article.

- The authors are responsible for the compliance of the articles with the scientific guidelines.

ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY

The journal accepts the principle of conformity to the Principles of Helsinki Declaration in all studies in which the "human" element is involved. In the presence of such studies, the authors must state that they have been working in accordance with these principles in the materials and methods section of the article and that they have received an approval from the ethics committees of their institutions and an "Informed consent" from people who have participated in the study.

"Informed consent" must be obtained from patients regardless of the emergence of the patient's identity in the case presentations.

If there is a direct-indirect commercial link to the article or if there is an institution that provides financial support for the work, authors must report that there is no commercial relationship with used commercial product, medicine, firm etc. or if so they must report what kind of relationship is (consultant, other agreements) on the editorial presentation page.

The authors are responsible for the compliance of the articles with the ethical guidelines.

LANGUAGE

The language of the journal is Turkish and English.

Turkish dictionary of Turkish Language Institution, www.tdk.org.tr internet adress or dictionary of terms belonging to the Turkish Medical Associations must be taken as basis in Turkish articles. In addition, spelling and grammar errors in the submitted articles can be edited by our editorial committee without distorting the contents of the article.

COPYRIGHT

The copyright of manuscripts accepted for publishing belongs to the institution which publishes the journal. The authors are required to fill out the "Copyright Transfer Form" and submit it to the editor. The opinios and suggestions in the manuscripts are entirely the responsibility of the authors.

MANUSCRIPT TYPES

1) RESEARCH ARTICLE: Clinical and experimental researches can be published.

Structure: The article must contain abstract sections in Turkish and English. Turkish abstract, must be written as 'Öz', 'Abstract' must be used for English abstract. The abstract should be between 200-250 words. Abstract must be configured to contain 'Amaç, Gereç ve Yöntemler, Bulgular, Sonuç ve Anahtar Kelimeler' section. The number of keywords should be 3-5. Keyword selection must be based on Medical Subject Headings (MESH; www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) and Turkish Science Terms (TBT; http://www.bilimterimleri.com). TBT is a keyword index in which the Turkish equivalents of MeSH terms are found. Key words must be written in alphabetical order.

For English abstract, the headings 'Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion, Keywords' must be used.

-The research article written in Turkish must consist of main titles of 'Giriş, Gereç ve Yöntemler, Bulgular, Tartışma, Sonuç, Teşekkür (if exists), Kaynaklar'.

-For the research article written in English, these sections must be named as 'Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, References' 

2) CASE PRESENTATION: A case or case series that is rare and differs in diagnosis and treatment should be presented. It must be supported by sufficient number of photographs and visuals. Turkish and English abstracts must contain (Öz-Abstract) sections. The abstract should be between 100-150 words. The abstract should not be structured. The number of keywords should be 3-5. Keyword selection must be based on Medical Subject Headings (MESH; www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) and Turkish Science Terms (TBT; http://www.bilimterimleri.com). Key words must be written in alphabetical order.

- The manuscript prepared in Turkish must consist of main titles of 'Giriş, Olgu Sunumu, Tartışma, Kaynaklar'.

- For the manuscript prepared in English, the headings 'Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References' must be used.

3) REVIEW ARTICLE: For review articles, it is preferred that the author or authors are experienced in the subject and that they have published full-text studies on this subject. Turkish and English abstracts must contain (Öz-Abstract) sections. The abstract should be between 200-250 words. The abstract must not be configured to contain sections. The number of keywords should be 3-5.

4) LETTERS TO THE EDITORThis is a maximum of 500 words of manuscripts including different opinions, experiences and questions of the readers relevant to the articles published in the journal over the last year. There is no title or abstract section. The number of references is limited to 5. It must be indicated that which article (by giving the number, date) is dedicated. The name, institution, address of the author must be found at the end of the manuscript. The letter can be responded by the editor or authors of the article, by publishing in the journal.

 MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

The following formal guidelines must be observed in the articles submitted for journal publication;

The article should be written in 12 pt. Times New Roman font with Microsoft Word program on PC or MAC compatible computers.

The text should be written in 1.5 line spacing, 2.5 cm clearance should be left on both sides.

Italic characters should be used when Latin terms and species names are written (eg in vitro, in vivo, Porphyromonas gingivalis).

- The text of the article should be justified.

Abbreviations in the text are given in parentheses where the full word is first mentioned and this abbreviation is used rest of the text.

Decimal numbers should include points, leaving a space between the unit and the number (eg 37.4 mm, 57.8 ° C). While writing percent values, a space must be left between the number and the percent sign (eg 5.9%).

The research article should include the cover page, summary page, introduction, materials and method, findings, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgements (if exist), references, figure subtitles, tables and figures.

Case presentations should also be prepared according to the same headings. Only 'case presentation' title should be written instead of material and methods and findings titles, and further discussion, conclusion and other sections should be included.

Review articles may include titles that the author will add to the subject as well as standard headings such as cover page, summary page, and references.  

The letter to the editor consists of texts and references created by the author.

1) Cover Page: The cover page should contain the following items:

1. The title of the article  (Turkish and English)

2. Only author’s names without their academic titles. Institutions to which the authors are affiliated should be given by associating it with the symbol just after the last name of the authors.

3. Contact information of the corresponding author (mail address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address)

4. Type of the article (original research article, case report, etc.)

5. Number of words in the summaries, figure / picture and table numbers,

6. Acknowlegement. Previous presentation of the study should be mentioned.

7. Whether or not there is any conflict of interest should be mentioned.


2) Summary Page: It should be prepared as described in the article types section and be placed in the article file.

3) Introduction: The rationale and the importance of the work should be explained with citation of current literature. The purpose of study should be clearly written in the last paragraph of this chapter.

4) Materials and Methods: The materials and methods used in the research should be explained in detail. Origin of material and equipment used in this context should be identified in brackets (brand, manufacturer, city and country). Valid criteria of human, animal experiments should be specified for observational or experimental studies and ethical issues are mentioned in this section, approved informed consent must be stated afterwards. The statistical analysis method and relevant computer program used should be specified at the end of this section.

5) Findings: In this section, findings obtained from the research should be given without personal comments.

6) Discussion: The limitations of the research are mentioned, the findings are compared with the literature, and similarities and differences are stated and interpreted originally. The importance of the study is emphasized, how the findings will affect consequent studies and clinical practice are discussed.

7) Conclusion: In this section the findings achieved via the study should be indicated by articles.

8) Acknowledgement: This part should be on the cover page. If  available the existing support resources and links to commercial organizations should be explained. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in acknowledgements section.

9) References: Sources are given in the Vancouver system according to the transitional order in the text and references are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in the text, and identified by Arabic numerals in superscipt. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the MEDLINE indexed journals list published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the site of this institution. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals).

Examples to citing in the text:

...have been isolated from adulth teeth.1

… have been isolated from adulth teeth.2,4-6,8

In a recently study by Roman,9 it was found that…

In a recent study by Dominici & Wu,10 it was found that…

In a recent study by Du et al.,11 it was found that…

Standard journal article

1. Chen FM, Sun HH, Lu H. Stem cell-delivery therapeutics for periodontal tissue regeneration. Biomaterials 2012;33:416-8.

Standard journal article with more than six authors

2. Dailing EA, Nair DP, Setterberg WK, Kyburz KA, Yang C, D'Ovidio T, et al. Combined, Independent Small Molecule Release and Shape Memory via Nanogel-Coated Thiourethane Polymer Networks. Polym Chem 2016;28:816-25.

 Organization as author

3. European Society of Endodontology. Consensus report of the European Society of Endodontology on quality guidelines for endodontic treatment. Int Endod J 1994;27:115-24.

Thesis

4. Er A. Effect of macrolide antibiotics on endotoxemia cytokine levels. [thesis]. Konya: Selcuk University; 2009. 

Books and other monographs

Personal author(s)

5. Elmas M. Liquid-electrolyte treatment, In: Veterinary Medicine, 3nd edn. Istanbul: Nobel Publishing House,2009.

Chapter in a book

6. Hakki S, Karaoz E. Dental Stem Cells: Possibility for Generation of a Bio-tooth. Sahin F, Dogan A, Demirci S, editors. Dental Stem Cells. Springer International Publication; 2016. p. 167-196.

10) Figures, graphics, tables:

Figures, graphics and tables should be placed followed by the references consecutively. Each figure should have a caption on a separate page and be numbered correspondingly.

Figures, photographs, tables and graphs must be placed consecutively with arabic numbers in order to apparence in the text. The abbreviations should be indicated in the explanations below figures, pictures, tables and graphics.

Figures and photographs should be in JPG or TIFF format and at least 300 dpi resolution. If article contains images of a person, a written permission from that person must be obtained and submitted with the manuscript.