Indian Journal Of Stomatology is published quarterly, under supervision of the Editorial Board, which selects the manuscripts submitted for publication. The aim of this journal is to foster advancement of dental research and practice. Contributions should be concerned with dentistry and/or its related fields.
Scope of the Journal:
The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to Dentistry. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
Manuscripts prepared and submitted to Indian Journal Of Stomatology will be considered for publication if they satisfy the following recommendations:
> Articles must be of the following categories: review, original article, case report, or technical procedure, or short communication, and not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere.
> Any contributions accepted for publication will become the copyright of the journal. No responsibility will be accepted by the Editorial Board for opinions or ethics expressed by contributors.
> The work shall not be subsequently published in any other publication in any language without prior written consent of the publisher.
> Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines produced by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
Papers submitted will be subjected to peer review. Papers will be evaluated by at least two anonymous persons, either members of the Editorial Board or qualified invited referees. However, the rights to make any changes necessary are reserved to the journal, as deemed by the Editorial Board based on the recommendations of the reviewers.
Ethical standards and guidelines:
All authors should have made contributions to the following:
The conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
Final approval of the version to be submitted.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in an acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include persons who provided technical help purely or writing assistance, who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that funded for this assistance.
Conflict of interest:
At the end of the text, under a subheading "Conflict of interest statement." All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, patent applications/registrations and grants or other funding.
Work on human beings that is submitted to Indian Journal of Stomatologyshould conform to the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki: Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects, adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland. The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethics committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines. Patients and volunteer’s names, initials and hospital numbers should not be used.
Manuscripts should be written clearly in English. The order of the manuscript should be: Title page, abstract, key words, text, references, tables, legends and figures. The manuscript should be typed with double spacing in Times New Roman and font size 12. All manuscripts must be covered with a title page including the title, type of article, an abbreviated title (within 10 words) for use as running head and three to five key words. The author’s full and complete names, degrees and institutions should be given on the title page, as well as full postal address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail address for correspondence. The number of pages in the text, number of tables and figures and the quantity of reprints desired should be stated on the bottom of the title page if any.
In the case of full-length papers, the following format is recommended:
Briefly state a summary of the text, within 150 words, as a structured abstract.
1.Review: Aim, Study selection, Results, Conclusion
2.Original article: Aim, Material and methods, Results, Conclusion
3.Case Report: Patients, Discussion, Conclusion
4.Letter to Editor
1.Clearly and briefly describe the background and the rational objective of the study, with a review of earlier publications.
2.It is recommended that previous studies described should be the most relevant. Try to avoid exhaustive review of the literature.
Materials and methods:
1.Clearly describe the subjects and sample size, the experimental procedures, and apparatus (manufacturer's name and address) used in the study.
2.In the case of experiments on human and animal subjects, give an account that the methods are regarded as ethically sound.
3.In the event of an original design, the details should be provided. Otherwise, references accompanied by sufficient information for interdisciplinary evaluation will suffice.
4.The type of statistical analysis used, as well as commercial software, must be stated in this section.
5.Do not include discussion in this section.
6.Describe precisely all drugs and chemicals used, including generic names, doses, and routes of administration.
1.Present the essential results in the text, in a clear and concise manner.
2.You can use tables and figures to compare and contrast the findings.
3.Do not repeat in the text all the detailed data in the tables and figures.
4.Do not include discussion in this section.
5.In the statistical analysis, please define the probability values and show that the differences reported were found to be statistically significant.
1.Demonstrate the objective reliability of the results, as well as the property and limitation of the experimental procedures and subjects used.
2.Point out the significance and the limitation of the study, including implications for future research.
3.Describe and evaluate the results with a scientifically critical view.
4.The introduction or details of the results should not be repeated in this section.
5.Subjective comments can only be made in this section.
6.Link the conclusions with the objectives of the study, as stated in the introduction.
Acknowledgments, a scientific meeting at which the data were presented, the sources of funding for the study, and/or any other special mention, may be stated before the reference section.
All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned. In the text they should be cited with Arabic numerals superscripted at the end of the sentence following the punctuation. For listing references, follow the JAMA style, abbreviating names of journals according to Index Medicus. List all authors/editors but if there are more than six, list the first six plus et al.
Journal reference style:
Beresin VE, Schiesser FJ. The neutral zone in complete dentures. J Prosthet Dent 1976;36:356-57.
List all authors when six or fewer; when seven or more, list first six and add et al.
Book reference style:
Rugh JD, Ohrbach R. Occlusal parafunction. In: Mohl ND, Zarb GA, Carsson GE, Rugh JD, editors. A textbook of occlusion. 2nd edn. Chicago: Quintessence, 1988;249-61.
The length shall be no more 3500 words. Reviews shall introduce and summarize a specific theme useful for the reader. It shall correctly introduce the background subject area and the outcomes of past research and special attention should be paid to the selection of reference literature. Review article should have atleast 25-30 references. It is desirable to describe the methods used to search, select and summarize the information.
Original articles shall have high novelty leading to objective conclusions and contribute to the development of dentistry. The length shall be no more than 3000 words.
Structure of original article:
Introduction: The background, purpose, and significance of research shall be described in understandable manner.
Method of research: The material and apparatus or method used for the research shall be clearly and concisely described so that additional tests may be performed by other persons using the same method. Also, the setup of experimental conditions, number of samples, sampling method and statistical processing shall conform to the purpose of study.
Results: Only the objective observations shall be described; the subjective views of the authors shall be avoided. The observed results shall be indicated in tables, in principle and values such as average and standard deviation shown jointly.
Discussion: Adequate elaboration should be made on the methods and results referring to the relevant literature and arguments and opinions should follow a logical procedure. The discussion should be focused on the purpose of the research; comprehensive discussion of irrelevant material shall be avoided. The discussion should be made not only of the results obtained but also on their significance for dentistry.
Conclusion: Only obtained results shall be described accurately and concisely.
Proposals for the modification of diagnostic methods, treatment methods and treatment skill that are considered established in the field of dentistry as well as reports of rare case examples, unexpected complications or unexpected development of disease may fall in this category. Cases shall be concretely and concisely described so as to inform readers in their treatment of patients. The length shall not exceed 2500 words. Number of references should be limited to 10-12.
Structure of case report:
Introduction: The introduction shall state the positioning of the case in dental clinics and its characteristics; describe the problems identified and clearly explain why the case is worthy of reporting.
Outline of the case: Concise and short description should be made on the outline of the case such as examination, findings of inspection, diagnosis and therapeutic policy, treatment and progress. Subtitles may be used to help the readers.
Discussion: Refer to the related and important literature and discuss the case to be reported. Discuss the characteristics of the case, treatment and progress and refer to the dental positioning of the case.
Conclusion: The conclusion shall include helpful points for readers in their own clinical practice.
Tables and Figures
Tables should be submitted bearing a concise title and be numbered with Arabic numerals. Tables should be cited appropriately in the text. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
· The number of figures used to present data essential to illustrate or prove a point should be kept to a minimum.
· Each figure should be accompanied by a title and an explanatory legend on a separate page called Legends to Figures.
· Legends to Figures should be typed double-spaced, in numerical order, on a separate page
· Photographs should be as high in contrast as possible.
· Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
· Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Times, Symbol.
· Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
· Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
Letter to the Editor:
These should be short and decisive observations. They should preferably be related to articles previously published in the Journal or views expressed in the journal. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. The letter could have up to 500 words and 5 references. It could be generally authored by not more than four authors.
Editorial, Guest Editorial, Commentary and Opinion are solicited by the editorial board.
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· Make copies (print or electronic) of the article for your own personal use, including for your own classroom teaching use.
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· For your employer, if the article is a "work for hire", made within the scope of your employment, your employer may use all or part of the information in the article for other intra-company use.
· Retain patent and trademark rights and rights to any processes or procedure described in the article.
· Include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation.
· Use the article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of your works, such as collected writings or lecture notes.
· Prepare other derivative works, to extend the article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgement of its original publication in the journal.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author together with the offprint order form. If an e-mail address is supplied, proofs will be sent as e-mail attachment in PDF format, together with instructions. Authors are requested to return corrections by e-mail or fax within 48 hours.
(To be modified as applicable and one signed copy attached with the manuscript)
I/we certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in contributing to the intellectual content, concept and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor.
I/we believe that the manuscript represents valid work. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in the covering letter. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript and no data from the study has been or will be published separately. I/we attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based, for examination by the editors or their assignees. Financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support of the project are named in the covering letter.
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2.The right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part, with or without fee;
3.The right to produce preprints or reprints and translate intouages other than English for sale or free distribution; and
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We give the rights to the corresponding author to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she will act as the guarantor for the manuscript on our behalf.
All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript, but who are not contributors, are named in the Acknowledgment and have given me/us their written permission to be named. If I/we do not include an Acknowledgment that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors and no contributor has been omitted.
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