Author Guidelines

(Adapted from ICMJE recommendation for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of scholarly work in medical journal)

 

INTRODUCTION

Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science welcomes contributions which promote the exchange of ideas and rational discourses between practitioners, educators, and medical researchers all over the world.

Scope of interest includes all aspect of dentistry field:

1.  Endodontics

2.  Operative Dentistry

3.  Dental Biomaterials

4.  Oral Biology

5.  Dentomaxillofacial Radiology

6.  Pedodontics

7.  Orthodontics

8.  Prosthodontics

9.  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

10. Dental Public Health

11. Oral Medicine

12. Oral Pathology

13. Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell

14. Dental and Maxillofacial Implant

15. Geriodontology

16. Oral Microbiology

17. Periodontics

 

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Sciences consider the material which well prepared and follow the Journal instruction. Article should follow: A Systematic review, Original article, and Case report. Only material that has not been published previously (either in print or electronically) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, with the exception of an abstract published in conference proceedings will be considered for publication. Prior presentation of data (i.e. at a scientific meeting) does not preclude publication in Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science. All submissions to the journal will be scanned for possible duplicate or prior publication using the Cross Check/ iThenticate plagiarism detection system. Authors who submit previously published work to Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science will be banned from submitting future manuscripts to the journal, and their funding body and/or institution will be notified.

Manuscript should accompany a cover page which include the title page and a short running title; Authors’ identity: First name, middle initial, and last name of each author; the affiliation (in English) of each author during the study being reported; the name, current address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author; and the word count and number of tables and figures.

The text on the title page should be center aligned. The main text must be saved in Word document format, with 12 points Times New Roman font, and the main text should be single space with justified margins. The tables must be saved in Word document format, with 8 points Times New Roman font. Please do not use headers, footers, or endnotes in your paper. Leaving 25 mm margins on all sides.

In general, the manuscript writing should refer to the guideline produced by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Update October 2007. Further information can be found at http://www.icmje.org/

 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ethics

Human

Authors should indicate whether the procedures followed have been assessed by the responsible review committee (institutional and national), or if no formal ethics committee is available, were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013 (www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

Animal rights

Authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. Further guidance on animal research ethics is available from the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare (http://veteditors.org/ethicsconsensusguidelines.html).

Declaration of interest

Public trust in the scientific process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how transparently conflicts of interest are handled during the planning, implementation, writing, peer review, editing, and publication of scientific work. A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Perceptions of conflict of interest are as important as actual conflicts of interest.

Authorship

Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. Authorship also implies responsibility and accountability for published work. The following recommendations are intended to ensure that contributors who have made substantive intellectual contributions to a paper are given credit as authors, but also that contributors credited as authors understand their role in taking responsibility and being accountable for what is published.

The ICMJE recommends that authorship is based on the following 4 criteria:

1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

3. Final approval of the version to be published; AND

4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Copyright

Any contributions accepted for publication will become the copyright of this journal. No responsibility is accepted by the Editorial Board for opinions or ethics expressed by contributors.

 

PREPARATION

Submission Form

Please include a submission form with your manuscript. The form can be found in the end of this author guideline.

Article structure

A Systematic Review

Review articles are comprehensive, critical reviews of research topics and/or methodological approaches that are highly relevant to investigators in the field of dentistry research. The review should be interpretative rather than a summary that describes various approaches that are available as well as their relative merits, limitations and specific applications.

Manuscript should be arranged in following order:

1. Title page

2. Main manuscript which include (title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references, tables (if any, each including a title and legend). Main manuscript does not contain any information about the authors.

The prescribed word count is up to 3000 words including Abstract, Tables, and References. The manuscript may have about 50 references. Reference Book and a chapter in an edited book maximum 10% from all references.

The abstract may not exceed 250 words, abstract should be arranged as follow: objective, method, result, and conclusion.

Original Articles

Research Articles are expected to present a significant advance in the areas of dentistry fields and arranged in the following order:

1. Title page

2. Main manuscript which include (title, running title, abstract, introduction (no heading necessary), material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest, references, tables (if any, each including a title and legend), figure legends, and figuresMain manuscript does not contain any information about the authors.

The prescribed word count is up to 3000 words including Abstract, Tables, References. The manuscript may have about 20 references. References Book and a chapter in an edited book maximum 10% from all references.

Abstract is required for all research articles. Abstract should concise, precise, and should convey the essential findings of the manuscript. The abstract may not exceed 250 words. It should state the objective, material and methods, results, and conclusion of the manuscript. Result with statistical significance should be presented in the abstract and nonstandard abbreviations must be defined.

Case Report

Recommendation for the modification of diagnostic methods, treatment methods, and treatment skill that are considered established in all fields of dentistry as well as reports of a rare case, unexpected complications or unexpected development of disease may fall in this category.

Manuscript should be arranged in following order:

1. Title page

2. Main manuscript which include (title, abstract, introduction, case report, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment, references, tables (if any, each including a title and legend). Main manuscript does not contain any information about the authors.

The prescribed word count is up to 1500-2000 words including Abstract, Tables, References. The manuscript may have about 20 references. Reference Book and a chapter in an edited book maximum 10% from all references.

The abstract may not exceed 250 words, abstract should be arranged as follow: objective, methods, results, and conclusion.

Tables

Tables should be double-spaced on separate pages and included at the end of the text document with the table number and title indicated. Tables should be created using Word (do not use insert table function), use tabs and/or spaces to create tables, columns, or rows. Tables with internal divisions (Tables 1A and B) should be submitted as individual tables, i.e., Tables 1 and 2. Symbols for units should be confined to column headings. Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and defined in the table legend. Please avoid the use of shading. If a table includes data that require explanation in the legend, apply the following symbol sequence, from top to bottom, left to right: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, #, **, ††, ‡‡, etc.

If tables are taken from other sources, it should be noted in the legend and the author must be able to provide written permission for reproduction obtained from the original publisher and author.

Figures

Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science uses digital publishing methods throughout the journal production process. If your article is accepted, it will be published online. The following sections provide information on how to format your figures to ensure the best possible reproduction of your images.

Formats - Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalised, please 'save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones and line/halftone combinations given below):

EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as 'graphics'.

TIFF (or JPG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.

TIFF (or JPG): Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.

TIFF (or JPG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.

If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is'.

Please do not:

• Supply files that are optimised for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low;

• Supply files that are too low in resolution;

• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Size - Figures should be produced at the size they are to appear in the printed journal. Please make sure your figures will fit in one or two columns in width. Multi-paneled figures should be assembled in a layout that leaves the least amount of blank space.

Font - At 100% size, fonts should be 8 points and used consistently throughout all figures. Font type should be similar with main manuscript.

Text - Information on the axes should be succinct, using abbreviations where possible, and the label on they-axis should read vertically, not horizontally. Key information should be placed in any available white space within the figure; if space is not available, the information should be placed in the legend. In general, figures with multiple parts should be marked A, B, C, etc., with a description of each panel included in the legend rather than on the figure.

Line and bar graphs - Lines in graphs should be bold enough to be easily read after reduction, as should all symbols used in the figure. Data points are best marked with the following symbols, again assuring that they will be readily distinguishable after reduction. In the figure legend, please use words rather than symbols; e.g., "black circles = group 1; white squares = group 2; black bars = Hb1AC; white bars = glucose levels." Bars should be black or white only, unless more than two data sets are being presented; additional bars should be drawn with clear bold hatch marks or stripes, not shades of gray.

Line or bar graphs or flow charts with text should be created in black and white, not shades of gray which are difficult to reproduce in even tones.

Reproductions -  If materials (e.g., figures and/or tables) are taken from other sources, it should be noted in the legend and the author must be able to provide written permission for reproduction obtained from the original publisher and author.

Figure legends - Should be clearly numbered and included at the very end of your document and should not be included on the separate figure/image files. Please use words to describe symbols used in the figure; e.g., "black circles = group 1; white squares = group 2; black bars = Hb1AC; white bars = glucose levels."

Abbreviations

Abbreviations should be used only when necessary. e.g., temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). Abbreviate units of measure only when used with numbers. Abbreviations may be used in tables and figures.

References

References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM’s International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: References should be listed according to the Vancouver Style. 

Reference to a journal publication:

1. Guilbert TW, Morgan WJ, Zeiger RS, et al. Long-term inhaled corticosteroids in preschool children at high risk for asthma. N Engl J Med 2006;354: 1985-1997.

Reference to a book:

1. StrunkJr W, White EB. The elements of style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan; 1979. p. 181-190.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

1. Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age. New York: E-Publishing Inc; 1999. p. 28-304.

More detail of references could be found at (www.nlm.nih.gov /bsd/uniform_requirements.html) webpage and detailed in the NLM’s Citing Medicine, 2nd edition (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/).

We only admit journal references of articles indexed in PubMed, Medline, Scopus, Thomson Reuters, EBSCO and DOAJ.

Reference should be numbered in the order that they are cited in the text. All authors must be listed and inclusive page numbers provided. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used for MEDLINE (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals).

Failure to follow instructions may result in publication delays if your manuscript is accepted.

 

AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Online proof correction

Before your manuscript is published in this journal, the author will receive manuscript for final check.

Language Translation Services:

With an intention to help Indonesian scientist & health care provider, JDMFS has introduced language translation services. This service enables Indonesian author to reach the global audience in the world, by providing translation to English Language. This service grants a global.

presence to the author and his/her scholarship and gives a good reading experience for our subscribers / readers.

As JDMFS is an open access publisher, we do not seek or get financial assistance from subscribers / readers. The open access publication fee for this journal is USD 95. Authors who wish to avail our translation services and who are interested to publish their paper in English, are requested to pay the following additional charges.

 

Word Count

Estimated Price (USD)

Up to 1500 words

70

1500 - 3000 words

140

3000 - 6000 words

280

 

Template A Systematic Review

Template Original Article

Template Case Report



AUTHOR INQUIRIES

Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science

Contact Person:

Moefida Ahmad

Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University

Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km.10 Tamalanrea, Makassar, Indonesia

Telp: 0411-587444

Email: jdmfs.fkgunhas@gmail.com