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.
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English manuscripts may be submitted via the Submission form. The Editor and Publisher reserve the right to make literary corrections for the sake of clarity. A letter of transmittal signed by each author must accompany all manuscripts clearly stating that the manuscript is not concurrently under consideration for publication in any other journal, and all the named authors were involved in the work leading to eventual publication of paper, and that all the named authors have read and confirmed the contents of the manuscript prior to submission. (Assignment Authorship Responsibilities)
The corresponding author is advised to keep a backup copy of the electronic file for reference and safety.
Contributors should prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. For information, visit: Vancouver Protocol
No nonstandard abbreviations, terms or symbols are accepted in presented manuscripts. Abbreviations need to be at their minimum; However if necessary, should be spelled out at first mention. Standard metric units (mm, cm, ml, l, mg, g, msec, sec, min, hr, etc.) are accepted for use.
Introduction must be written in a structured format and cover the following subjects, without mentioning the actual subheadings:
• Use appropriate tables and figures according to the study design and its nature with limits of 4, each.
Acknowledgement: (if included)
Conflicts of interest
Authors must acknowledge and declare any sources of funding and potential conflicting interest, such as receiving funds or fees by, or holding stocks and shares in, an organization that may profit or lose through publication of your paper. Declaring a competing interest will not lead to automatic rejection of the paper, but we would like to be made aware of it.
The Conflict of Interest statement should list each author separately by name:
Kazem Mehrdad has received research grants from Drug Company A.
If all authors declare no conflict, this can be done in one phrase: “None Declared
• References must be ordered with a sequence of Arabic numerals: Cite references in text in numerical order and in parenthesis as superscript numbers e.g. (25). When listing references, follow the uniform requirements style (the Vancouver style for more information, visit:
1- Fujimura K, Kobayashi S, Suzuki T, Segami N. Histologic evaluation of temporoma-ndibular arthritis induced by mild mechanical loading in rabbits. J Oral Pathol Med 2005; 34: 1157-1163.
2- Blomberg S. Psychologic response. In: Branemark PI, Zarb GA, Albrektesson T. Tissue Intergrated Prosthesis. Chicago: Quintessence Int 1985; Chap9: 199-209.
3- Hicky JC, Zarb GA, Bolender CL. Boucher’s prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients. 9th Ed. St Louis: The C.V. Mosby Co. 1985; Chap 15: 313-323.
4- Morse SS. Factors in a emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infec Dis [Serial Online] 1995 Jan-Mar [Cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1(1): [24Screens] Available At: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
Tables and Figures: All tables and figures must be discussed in the text of the manuscript.
Captions to tables and figures
Radiographs, CT scans, ECGs, graphs, etc. should be professionally designed. Do not send artwork, or slides. Glossy photographs are requested. Computer-generated line art is acceptable only as an original work. The back of each illustration should have the following information: figure number, title of manuscript, and correct orientation (i.e. top). Complete anonymity of patients is recommended. Please mask the eyes in photographs of patients.
These include randomized controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, and cost-effectiveness analyses. It is critical to keep the text of original articles limited to maximum 4500 words (excluding Abstract, References and Tables).
Accurately discuss the sequence of development of a particular topic. It should be brief but complete and provide documentation by references.
They are written by experts on the subject and in this line the corresponding author of the review article needs to have at least three articles presented in Reference section. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis are in priority for acceptance provided that they follow the PRISMA (http://www.prisma-statement.org/) and MOOSE guidelines (http://www.consort-statement.org). Review articles also include an abstract of no more than 300 words, main text of 2000-3000 words excluding a maximum of 90 references, and up to 6 tables and/or figures (altogether 5500-6000 words).
Short communications are brief research works of new findings, with less than 2500 words from introduction through references. The Short Communication should have Abstract, main body including Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion; Acknowledgement, References, Tables and Figures (maximum 3000 words).
It should be maximally 4-5 pages accompanied by no more than 5 illustrations.
Case reports are accepted as long as they present an exceptional case and carry an interest for readers. The case report consists of Abstract (unstructured), Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References. Case reports must not be more than 1,000 words, 15 references and acceptable number of tables and/or figures (Not more than 2500 words).
Letters to the Editor:
Letters may be of two categories, commenting either on recently published original research articles or reporting cases. The former must be received within 2 months of publication of the article to which they refer and should be less than 500 words. The latter should contain no more than 1000 words altogether including up to 10 references and 2 figures and/or tables.
The Technical Procedure
Potential guest editorials are invited by the Editorial Board.
The Journal of Dental School policy regarding suspected scientific misconduct including plagiarism fabricated data, falsification, and redundancy is based on the guidelines on good publication practice of the "Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)". The complete guidelines appear on COPE website: http://www.publicationethics.org.uk .
Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section.
1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project.
2) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complied with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.
For studies on human subjects the following should be included:
Randomized Controlled Trial Registry
Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (allocation to groups), and the method of blinding, based on the CONSORT Statement (http://www.consort-statement.org). Authors should provide the registration number at the end of the abstract and in the Materials and Methods part of the text. Registration in one of the following trial registers is accepted:
Approval by the Ethical Committee of the university/research center is required. All procedures could also be presented in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000”. Also, include that “informed consent was obtained from all patients for participation in the study”.
If any identifying information about patients is included in the article, the following sentence should be added as well:
“Additional informed consent was obtained from all patients for whom identifying information is included in this article”.
For studies on animals the following sentence should be included:
“All institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed”.
For articles that do not contain studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors:
While it is not absolutely necessary, we recommend including the following sentence, just to make sure that readers are aware that there are no ethical issues with human or animal subjects:
“This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors”.
JDS is a follow COPE in its Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Plagiarism of text from a previously published manuscript by the same or another author is a serious publication offence. Small part of text can be used, if the source of the material quoted is clearly acknowledged and the text is inserted in quotation. If there is an allegation of plagiarism, scientific misconduct or fraud, JDS will follow the recommendations of the COPE and ICMJE. JDS will put the author(s) in its blacklist and will not accept any other submission from that author(s) for at least 2 years. The Journal reserves the right to report the allegations to the author’s institution or any other agency.
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public.
There are no charges for publication in this Journal.
Journal of Dental School is a peer-reviewed journal. All manuscripts are considered confidential. They are peer-reviewed by at least 3 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. The corresponding author will be notified of the editor’s decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the manuscript or requiring modifications. An accepted manuscript is scheduled for publication in the next upcoming issue.
Complaints and Appeals
The “Journal of Dental School” responds promptly to complaints and ensures there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further by sending an email to editor-in-chief of the journal. We follow the COPE's guidelines and flowcharts for handling complaints against the journal, its staff, editorial board or publisher.
Although the "Journal of Dental School" is sponsored financially by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, it benefits from editorial freedom. The editors evaluate and accept articles based only on significance, originality, validity, and adherence to the aims and scope of the Journal.
Our editorial policy is consistent with the principles of editorial independence presented by the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
According to the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, released by the ICMJE, an “Author” is generally considered to be someone who simultaneously meets the following conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4.
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.
General notes on text
On acceptance, authors will be required to sign a transfer of copyright agreement. If figures, tables, or other excerpts, are included from copyrighted works the author is responsible for obtaining written permission from the copyright holder prior to submitting the final version of the paper. Full credit must be given to such sources.
Authors will receive a galley proof in order to enable the author to check the product before publication. Proofs are sent by e-mail in PDF format expecting response in one week. In case the Journal does not receive any reply, the manuscript is counted as approved, with no changes. It is the sole responsibility of the authors to check the accuracy and soundness of the text and data in the page proofs. Attention should be paid to names and affiliations with no chance to add any authors or large sentences to the article.
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