The following contributions will be accepted for publication. Please take careful note of the maximum length where applicable. Over length articles will be returned to the authors without peer review:
Please note: Case reports will be considered for publication only if they add new information to the existing body of knowledge, present new points of view on known diseases, or has a valuable educational lesson.
Criteria for Publication Papers that will be considered for publication should be:
Presentation of Manuscripts
Papers should be submitted in journal template, failure to do so will result in the paper being immediately returned to the author and may lead to significant delays in publication. Spelling may follow British or American usage, but not a mixture of the two.
Format Papers should be set out as follows:
Please note that the qualifications of the authors will not be included in the published paper and should not be listed anywhere on the manuscript.
The title page should give the following information:
Do not use subheadings or abbreviations; write as a continuous paragraph, Must contain all relevant information including Introduction, Materials, and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.
There should be no mention of the institution where the work was carried out, especially in the Methods section.
Headings enhance readability but should be appropriate to the nature of the paper. They should be kept to a minimum and may be removed by the Editors.
Normally only two categories of headings should be used: Major ones should be typed in capital letters; Minor ones should be typed in lower case (with an initial capital letter) at the left-hand margin.
If any statistical methods are used, the text should state the test or other analytical method applied, basic descriptive statistics, a critical value obtained, degrees of freedom, and significance level, e.g. (ANOVA, F=2.34; df=3,46; P<0.001). If a computer data analysis was involved, the software package should be mentioned. Descriptive statistics may be presented in the form of a table, or included in the text.
Abbreviations, symbols, and nomenclature
Only standardized terms, which have generally been accepted, should be used. Unfamiliar abbreviations must be defined when first used. Patients should not be automatically designated as 'she,' and doctors as 'he'.
The accuracy of references is the responsibility of the author; please refer to a recent issue of the journal to familiarize you with the reference style. All authors or groups of authors cited in the article must appear in the list of references and vice versa.
References in the text should use (1) numerals with or without the name(s) of the author(s): "Kenneth and Cohen (14) showed?", "it has been shown14 that?" When a cited paper has more than two authors; the citation in the text should appear as "Halsband et al."
The list of references at the end of the paper should be arranged as they appear in the article and numbered, and must contain the name of all authors.
All references cited in the text must be included in the list of references. Clinical and research articles should have a maximum of 15-20 references and case reports no more than 5-10.
When citing a paper which has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), use the following style:
Toschka H, Feifel H. Aesthetic and functional results of harvesting radial forearm flap. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2001: 30: 45-51. doi: 10.1054/ijom.2000.0005
Book/Monograph: Costich ER, White RP. Fundamentals of oral surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1971: 201-220.
Book chapter: Hodge HC, Smith FA. Biological properties of inorganic fluorides. In: Simons JH, ed.: Fluorine chemistry.New York: Academic Press, 1965: 135. Internet resource: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
Tables should be used only to clarify important points. Double documentation in the form of tables and figures is not acceptable.
Do not submit tables as photographs.
A short descriptive title should appear above each table, with any footnotes suitably identified below. Care must be taken to ensure that all units are included. Ensure that each table is cited in the text.
All illustrations (e.g. graphs, drawings or photographs) are considered to be figures and should be numbered in sequence with Arabic numerals. Each figure should have a caption, typed double-spaced on a separate page and numbered correspondingly. The minimum resolution for electronically generated figures is 300 dpi.
All line illustrations should present a crisp black image on an even white background (127 x 178 mm (5 x 7 in), or no larger than 203 x 254 mm (8 x 10 in). The size of the lettering should be appropriate, taking into account the necessary size reduction.
Photographs and radiographs:
Photomicrographs should show magnification and details of any staining techniques used. The area(s) of interest must be clearly indicated with arrows or other symbols. Colour images are encouraged.
Figures supplied in color will appear in color in the online version of the journal.
Where illustrations must include recognizable individuals, living or dead, great care must be taken to ensure that consent for publication has been obtained. If identifiable features are not essential to the illustration, please indicate where the illustration can be cropped.