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Author Guidelines

The Iranian Endodontic Journal welcomes articles related to the scientific or applied aspects of endodontics e.g. original articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, review articles, clinical trials, case series/reports, letters to the editor, etc.

 

Submission Process

Manuscripts should be sent through the online submission system: http://journals.sbmu.ac.ir/iej/login.

 

Assignment of Authorship Responsibilities

Your article will not be published unless you warrant that 'This article is an original work, has not been published before, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form'.

 

Covering Letter

A cover letter, containing the information outlined below must be sent to the editor:

1) The material has not been published previously and is not under consideration by another journal and is the work of the author(s).

2) The manuscript title, name and address (including e-mail) of the corresponding author and her/his signature. This author will be responsible for editing proofs and ordering reprints where applicable.

3) The author undersigned transfer, assign or otherwise convey all copyright ownership to the IAE in the event that such work is published in that Journal.

4) If the purpose of a paper is to evaluate a commercial product, then a separate statement must be included with the submission, which asserts that the product was used exactly according to manufacturers’ instructions. If this was not the case, a precise description of any variant use must be prominently stated in the abstract, methods and, if appropriate, in the title.

Note: please specify the importance of article for publishing in the IEJ.

 

Conflict of Interest

At submission, the authors must disclose any financial association that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article in the title page.

 

Review of Manuscripts

Manuscripts submitted to IEJ which do not adhere to the “Instructions for Authors” will be returned for appropriate revision to be in line with the instructions for authors. They may then be resubmitted. All manuscript correctly submitted to IEJ will first be reviewed by the Editor. Then through a double-blind peer review, the articles will be reviewed.

 

Preparation of Manuscripts

The submission file must be prepared in Microsoft Word document file format (insert an EndNote citation into the manuscript). Submissions should be double-spaced word-processing files (.doc). The top, bottom and side margins should be 30 mm. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page. 

 

The manuscripts must have the following sections:

 

Title page) Should be arranged as follows:

1) Title, which must be concise, descriptive, as short as possible without loss of clarity and without abbreviations

2) Full name of each author. The author list must conform to authorship criteria in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals at www.icmje.org

3) Affiliations of all authors

4) Running title (no more than 40 characters).

5) Name, full postal address, cell telephone, and e-mail address of author responsible for correspondence. Corresponding author will be responsible for proofreading. Also highlight the contribution of each author in the cover letter.

Note: The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

6) Acknowledgements may contain all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship e.g. editing help and departmental head who provided general support. Financial support must also be acknowledged and any conflict of interest noted.

 

Abstract) Should include:

1) Title of manuscript

2) A summary of the complete manuscript containing introduction, methods and materials, results and conclusion. It must be factual and comprehensive. Write the abstract in past tense because the study has been completed.

3) The abstract should not be more than 300 words

4) Appropriate keywords (based on MeSH and in alphabetical order) should be included at the end of the abstract.

 

Article Body) The submitted manuscript should contain:

1) Introduction should provide the reader with enough information to understand the objectives of the study.

2) Methods and Material should describe the detail of the study design, methods, materials/instrument/techniques used, and statistical methods. Ethical considerations should be mentioned here.

3) Results must describe the experimental findings of the study clearly.

4) Figures should be submitted as either a TIFF or JPEG file. Line art must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). All scanned images including electronic photographs/radiographs, CT scans, etc., must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. If fonts are used in the artwork, they must be converted to paths or outlines, or they must be embedded in the files. All figure legends should be typed on a separate page.

5) Tables are applicable when it is critical to present exact numeric values. Tables with its legend must be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.

6) Discussion should focus on the findings in your current work and compare the results with other previous studies.

7) Conclusions should describe and summarize the major finding(s) of the study.

8) References should be numbered in the sequence in which they appear in the text by Arabic numerals. The references style (based on Vancouver style) can be learned from reading the past issues of IEJ. Write all references with ENDNOTE.

 

Types of Manuscripts

Original articles: Should contain a structured abstract, related keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if applicable), references, maximum 4 tables and 4 figures. The length should not exceed 3500 words excluding the references, abstract, figures and tables. These articles are limited to 40 references.

Randomized clinical trials (RCT): The format is similar to original articles. Should adhere to the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) minimum guidelines for publication of randomized clinical trials (http://www.consort-statement.org). RCTs should be registered in appropriate trial registries approved by the WHO and their registration number should be mentioned in the title page.

Case series/reports: Should contain a non-structured abstract, 3-5 keywords, introduction, case presentation, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (if applicable), references, maximum 1 table and maximum 3 figures. Case series/reports should optimally be accompanied by relevant figures to document findings.

Review articles/Narrative reviews: There are no limits in the number of references for review articles. Abstract should be non-structured. The word count should not exceed 4500 words. Narrative reviews should contain the critical assessment of the current knowledge of the field. 

Systematic reviews/Meta-analysis of RCTs or Observational studies will be accepted by the IEJ. The protocol of the study should adhere to PRISMA or MOOSE guidelines of systematic reviews of RCTs or Observational studies, respectively. Abstract should be structured. There are no limits in the number of references for these articles.

Letters to the Editor should be less than 750 words. Letters discussing articles published in the IEJ should be submitted at most within 4 months after the publication of the main article. Letter will undergo peer review and will be edited for clarity. Up to 5 references may be stated.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items; submissions may be returned to authors if do not adhere to these guidelines.

1- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration

2- The submission file is in Microsoft Word

3- Where appropriate, URLs for the references are provided

4- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).

5- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. It is of particular importance that references are formatted as ENDNOTES.

6- The submission includes author name(s), affiliations, and contact information.

7) Research involving human subjects must have been performed in accordance with the “Declaration of Helsinki” and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing this, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate, must appear in all manuscripts reporting such research.

 

Language and Style

Contributions should be in either American or British English. The text must be clear and concise, conforming to accepted standards of English style and usage. Non-native English speakers are advised to seek professional help with the language. Abbreviations should be standard and used just in necessary cases, after complete explanations in the first usage. Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

 

The editorial office reserves the right to edit the submitted manuscripts in order to comply with the Journal’s style. In any case, the authors are responsible for the published material.

 

Statistics

All manuscript selected for publication will be reviewed for the appropriateness and accuracy of the statistical methods used and the interpretation of statistical results. All papers submitted should provide in their “Materials and Methods” section a subsection detailing the statistical methods, including the specific method used to summarize the data, the methods used to test their hypothesis testing and (if any) the level of significance used for hypothesis testing.

 

Copyright Form

Authors should sign a copyright form stating that the article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form. The same research must not be published in more than one journal.

 

Proofs

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Please provide an e-mail address to enable page proofs to be sent as PDF files via e-mail. These should be checked thoroughly for any possible changes or typographic errors. Significant alterations instigated at this stage by the author will be charged to the author. It is the intention of the Editor to review, correct and publish your article as quickly as possible. To achieve this it is important that all of corrections are returned to editorial office in one all-inclusive email. Subsequent additional corrections will not be possible, so please ensure that your first communication is complete. 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publication Charges

This journal charges the following author fees which is used for publication, editing process, pagination and indexing.

Article Publication: 450.00 (USD). جهت نویسندگان عضو انجمن اندودانتیستهای ایران 600 هزار تومان

If this paper is accepted for publication, subsequently you will be asked to pay an “Article Publication Fee” to cover the costs.

Fast-Track Review: 250.00 (USD). With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on the manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Note: obviously, publishing fees or waiver status should not influence editorial decision making.


Revenue Sources

Author fees as well as ICER support the IEJ.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of IEJ and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

 

For further information, please contact the Editorial Office:

Tel: +98-21 26802920

E-mail: iranendo@gmail.com

Website: http://journals.sbmu.ac.ir/iej/index

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (insert an EndNote citation into your paper).

Copyright Notice

Agreement Form

A signature of author below certifies compliance with the following statements:

Copyright transfer; in signing this Agreement:

1. I hereby warrant that this article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form;

2. I hereby warrant that you have obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the Article (in all media including print and electronic form) material not owned by you, and that you have acknowledged the source;

3. I hereby warrant that this article contains no violation of any existing copyright, moral rights or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, defamatory or otherwise unlawful nature and that to the best of your knowledge this Article does not infringe the rights of others;

4. I hereby warrant that in the case of a multi-authored Article you have obtained, in writing, authorization to enter into this Agreement on their behalf and that all co-authors have read and agreed the terms of this agreement;

5. I warrant that any formula or dosage given is accurate and will not if properly followed injure any person;

6. I have made a significant scientific contribution to the study and I have read the complete manuscript and take responsibility for the content and completeness of the final surmised manuscript;

 

Conflict of interest disclosure

All institutional or corporeal affixations of mine and all funding sources for the study are acknowledged. I certify that I have no commercial association that might represent a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.

Corresponding author

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 450.00 (USD)
This fee is used for publication, editing process, pagination and indexing. If this paper is accepted for publication, subsequently you will be asked to pay an “Article Publication Fee” to cover the costs.

Fast-Track Review: 250.00 (USD)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on the manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.