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Author Guidelines

AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS


TERMS of SUBMISSION

 

International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews is a peer reviewed, continuously updated online journal which publishes General Reviews/Review Articles, Research Briefs, Systematic review updates, Meta-Analysis, Commentaries, Methodologies, Protocols, Book Reviews, Personal Viewpoints, Surveys & Letters encompassing all clinical specialities.     

 

Articles are published International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews with the understanding that they have not been published previously, they have not been accepted for publication and are not currently under consideration for publication by another publisher in print or electronic medium (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture review or thesis)

 

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

 

Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript. Authors are strongly encouraged to carefully go through 'Instructions for Authors' in the journal website of IJCDMR and posted at: www.ijcdmr.com before submitting a manuscript to IJCDMR, to ensure that the manuscript is properly prepared and formatted.

 

Manuscripts can be submitted to IJCDMR by

 

1. Online submission using the 'Online Submission' page of the IJCMDR website which can be found at: www.ijcdmr.com        OR

 

2. As an email with attached files (Cover Letter, Manuscript File, Copyright form) to: editor@ijcdmr.com or editor.ijcdmr@gmail.com

 

Type of Manuscripts Accepted

 

  1. Review Articles
  2. Research Briefs
  3. Systematic Review Updates 
  4. Meta-Analysis
  5. Commentaries
  6. Methodologies
  7. Protocols
  8. Book Reviews
  9. Viewpoints
  10. Surveys
  11. Letters

 

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

 

Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

 

Every submission must be accompanied by three essential files

 

 1.  Cover Letter    2. Manuscript File   3. Conflict of Interest/Copyright Form (Click to Download)

 

 I. Cover Letter:

Papers are accepted for publication in the Journal on the understanding that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. This must be stated in the covering letter.

The covering letter must also contain an acknowledgment that all authors have contributed significantly, and that all authors are in agreement with the content of the manuscript.

If tables or figures have been reproduced from another source, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher), stating authorization to reproduce the material, must be attached to the covering letter.

 

II. Manuscript File: (All pages to be numbered at bottom right corner from the title page onwards)

 

Manuscript Organization

 

A. Title Page: (To be typed in 12 font size, Times new roman style, single spacing and overall margin of 1 inch)

Should contain the following 6 entities in order

 

1. Type of Manuscript and Title of the Manuscript

2. Names of Authors with Author information & their highest academic degree as follows:

Example:

 

Dr.Whitney, DDS, Ph D

Professor and Chairman of Oral Pathology

School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

 

3. Corresponding Author should be mentioned separately (Contact of details of corresponding author is mandatory)

Example:

 

Dr.Dentist, BDS, MDS (Corresponding Author)

Department of Dental Public Health, College of Dentistry,

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,

KAMC, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Email: corres123@gmail.com, Phone: +1234567890

 

4. Word Count for Manuscript - to be presented as follows:

 

a. Abstract: 250

b. Manuscript: 3000

c. No of Figures: 3

d. No of Tables: 2

e. No of Graphs: 1

 

 

5. Declare  Conflict of Interest and Source of funding

 

Example: Source of funding: None        Conflict of interest: None Declared

 

6. Provide a Short Running Title at the bottom of the page

 

 

B. Main Text: Begin on a new page (To be typed in 12 font size, Times new roman style, Double spacing and overall margin of 1 inch)

 

The Main Text should contain the following subheadings (In bold)

 

  

  • Title of the article: Brief Title without abbreviations

  • Abstract

  • Keywords: 3 - 5 keywords in alphabetical order taken from MeSH browser only.

  • Introduction

  • Main Text of Manuscript

  • Abbreviations Used

    (Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible. They should be defined when first used and a list of abbreviations can be provided following the main manuscript text)

  • References ( On a Separate page)

  • Legends for Figures ( On a Separate page)

  • Acknowledgements if any

     

    SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS BASED ON TYPE OF MANUSCRIPT


1. REVIEW ARTICLES

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 250 words (Background, Aim, Conclusion, Clinical Significance) followed by 6-8 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 6 in an article

Word limit: 3000 words maximum

Figures: 4 or less

Tables: 4 or less

References: 40 or less


2. RESEARCH BRIEFS

CRITERIA

A research brief is generally an update of ongoing research of national or international significance. It is typically a follow-up to a research paper already submitted, but may also be a paper providing preliminary findings of a new study. Research briefs may be fast-tracked for immediate publication because they are considered urgent. Research briefs also include studies which demonstate relationships between parametres and comparitive analysis of existing parametres.

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 400 words, subtitles should include 1. Background. 2. Aim. 3. Methodology. 4. Results. 5. Conclusion. 6. Clinical significance. Followed by 6-8 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 8 in an article

Word limit: 4000 words maximum

Figures: 6 or less

Tables: 4 or less

References: 40 or less


3. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW UPDATES (view MOOSE guidelines by clicking the weblink) https://www.editorialmanager.com/jognn/account/MOOSE.pdf

 CRITERIA

Systematic review updates reconsider and bring previously published systematic reviews up to date. This allows authors to present changes to the review while avoiding unwarranted duplication in the literature. A guiding principle for an update is that it is an event that is discrete and distinct from the conduct and reporting of the original systematic review (or previously updated review). This means that at a minimum the search for studies will have been brought up to date and that any changes to the results and conclusions of the original review (or a previously updated review) are described. Systematic review updates will not usually warrant publication of a new full-length article. However, any published update will be an independent publication. It will not be part of the original review publication (or previously updated review).

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 400 words (Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, Clinical Significance) followed by 6-8 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 8 in an article

Word limit: 4000 words maximum

Figures: 6 or less

Tables: 4 or less

References: 40 or less

 

4. META-ANALYSIS (view MOOSE guidelines by clicking the weblink) https://www.editorialmanager.com/jognn/account/MOOSE.pdf

CRITERIA

Meta-analysis is a statistical technique for combining the findings from independent studies.

Meta-analysis is most often used to assess the clinical effectiveness of healthcare interventions; it does this by combining data from two or more randomized control trials.

Meta-analysis of trials should provide a precise estimate of treatment effect, giving due weight to the size of the different studies included.

The validity of the meta-analysis depends on the quality of the systematic review on which it is based. A good meta-analyses paper should aim for complete coverage of all relevant studies, look for the presence of heterogeneity, and explore the robustness of the main findings using sensitivity analysis.

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 400 words (Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, Clinical Significance) followed by 6-8 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 8 in an article

Word limit: 4000 words maximum

Figures: 6 or less

Tables: 10 or less

References: 40 or less

 

5. COMMENTARIES

CRITERIA

The first form is a discussion of an article or trial that was recently published or that is soon to be published, and that is interesting enough to warrant further comment or explanation. This type of Commentary discusses specific issues within a subject area rather than the whole field, explains the implications of the article and puts it in context. Opinions are welcome as long as they are factually based.

The second form is more editorial in nature and covers an aspect of an issue that is relevant to the journal's scope. Examples of this type of Commentary could be a discussion of the impact of new technology on research and treatment, or a discussion of changes in peer review or grant application procedures and their effect on research. By their nature, the second form of Commentary is less frequent.

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 400 words (Aim, Conclusion, Clinical Significance) followed by 6-8 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 8 in an article

Word limit: 4000 words maximum

Figures: 6 or less

Tables: 4 or less

References: 40 or less

 

6. METHODOLOGIES

CRITERIA

Methodologies should present a new experimental or computational method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method. The article must describe a demonstrable advance on what is currently available. The method needs to have been well tested and ideally, but not necessarily, used in a way that proves its value.

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 400 words ( Background, Aim, Methodology, Conclusion, Clinical Significance) followed by 3-5 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 8 in an article

Word limit: 4000 words maximum

Figures: 6 or less

Tables: 4 or less

References: 40 or less

 

7. PROTOCOLS

CRITERIA

International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews believes that publishing study protocols will help to improve the standard of medical research. Study protocol articles can be for proposed or ongoing research, and should provide a detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale and methodology of the study.

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 400 words ( Backround, Aim, Methodology, Conclusion, Clinical Significance) followed by 3-5 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 8 in an article

Word limit: 4000 words maximum

Figures: 6 or less

Tables: 4 or less

References: 40 or less

 

8. BOOK REVIEWS

CRITERIA

Book reviews are short articles (about 500 words) that are written by specialists and read by the general community. The aim of a Book Review is to give a brief summary of the book's strengths and weaknesses and to evaluate the book's overall usefulness to the audience it is intended for, abstract is not required.

 

9. VIEWPOINTS

CRITERIA

Viewpoints are short opinion pieces focusing on the latest high-impact research in the field up to 1000 words (including any figure and table legends). A maximum of 15 references can be used, abstract is not required.

 

10. SURVEYS

CRITERIA

A paper that summarizes and organizes recent research results in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field. A survey article assumes a general knowledge of the area; it emphasizes the classification of the existing literature, developing a perspective on the area, and evaluating trends.

Authors: Six authors maximum

Abstract: Less than 250 words (Backround, Aim, Methodology, Results, Conclusion, Clinical Significance) followed by 3-5 keywords from MeSH.

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

Word limit: 4000 words maximum

Figures: 4 or less

Tables: 6 or less

References: 20 or less

 

11. LETTERS

CRITERIA

A substantial re-analysis of a previously published article in Systematic Reviews or in another journal

An article that may not cover 'standard research' but that is of general interest to the broad readership of Systematic Reviews.

A brief report of research findings adequate for the journal's scope and of particular interest to the community

Authors: Four authors maximum

Content: This should contain the body of the article, and may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. Headings should describe the section contents but there should be no more than 3 in an article, abstract is not required.

Word limit: 1000 words maximum

Figures: 2 or less

Tables: 2 or less

References: 10 or less

 

 

REFERENCES - INSTRUCTIONS

1. General Instructions: (Kindly note: If your references are perfect and accurately formatted, the time taken to give a decision on your manuscript and subsequent publication is shortened considerably)

2. All references in text, tables, and legends must be identified in the text by consecutive Arabic numerals in parenthesis, listed after closing the punctuation mark.

3. Place the references as a superscript without brackets immediately after the author name or if author name is not included in the sentence, place it at the end of the sentence after closing the punctuation mark. Consecutive references should be cited as 1-4 instead of 1,2,3,4.

Example: Ameloblastoma has an equal gender predilection.1 It commonly affects the posterior mandible. 2-4

4. In the reference section, number each reference consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order).

5. List all authors up to 6; if more than 6, list the first 6 followed by 'et al.' References must follow the general arrangement and punctuation according to the VANCOUVER STYLE of referencing.

 

TYPE OF REFERENCING TO BE USED IN IJCDMR

 

Book with One Author or Editor

1. Mason J. Concepts in dental public health. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

2. Ireland R, editor. Clinical textbook of dental hygiene and therapy. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard; 2006.

 

Two-Six Authors/Editors

3. Miles DA, Van Dis ML, Williamson GF, Jensen CW. Radiographic imaging for the dental team. 4th ed. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier; 2009.

4. Dionne RA, Phero JC, Becker DE, editors. Management of pain and anxiety in the dental office. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2002.

 

More than Six Authors/Editors

5. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, et al., editors. Harrison’s principles of internal medicine. 17th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2008.

 

Chapter in a book

6. Alexander RG. Considerations in creating a beautiful smile. In: Romano R, editor. The art of the smile. London: Quintessence Publishing; 2005. p. 187-210.

 

Standard journal article

7. Kulkarni SB, Chitre RG, Satoskar RS. Serum proteins in tuberculosis. J Postgrad Med 1960; 6:113-120.

 

Volume with supplement

8. Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk assessment of nickel carcinogenicity and occupational lung cancer. Environ Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl 1:275-282.

 

Issue with supplement

9. Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women's psychological reactions to breast cancer. Semin Oncol 1996; 23(1, Suppl 2):89-97.

 

Organization as Author

10. Canadian Dental Hygienists Association. Dental hygiene: definition and scope. Ottawa:Canadian Dental Hygienists Association; 1995.

 

Government Document

11. Canada. Environmental Health Directorate. Radiation protection in dentistry: recommended Safety procedures for the use of dental x-ray equipment. Safety Code 30. Ottawa: Ministry of Health; 2000.

 

Unsigned

12. Mosby’s dental dictionary. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier; 2008. Frenotomy; p. 273.

 

FOR EASE OF REFERENCING AUTHORS CAN USE ENDNOTE : http://endnote.com/

 

FIGURES

1. Figures should be submitted as TIFF images with 300dpi resolution.

(Check yourself for clarity: Zoom your image to 300% in windows picture manager or the picture viewer in your operating system, there should not be considerable loss of clarity)

2. If you include text or figures that have been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s).

3. Mention the figure numbers in the text at the appropriate places in parenthesis before the closing punctuation mark. E.g. (Figure 1) or (Figures 1A)

4. All figures should be provided as separate files. Include color figures wherever possible.

5. The file name should include the figure number. Label file names as: Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. If multiple figures form a part of a sequence label them as Figure 1A, Figure 1B etc.

In case of photomicrographs indicate the stain and magnification as follows

Figure 1: Histologic features demonstrating odontogenic follicles in a connective tissue stroma (H&E stain at 20x magnification).

6. Please provide figure legends on a separate page with Arabic numerals corresponding to the figures. The legends should be included in the manuscript text file immediately following the references.

 

TABLES & GRAPHS

1. The table or graph numbers should be cited at the relevant places in the text in parenthesis after the Punctuation mark. E.g. (Table 1) or (Tables 1-4) or (Tables 1, 4, 6-8).

2. Each table or graph should appear on a separate page. A title for every table which summarizes the whole table must be given above the table.

3. Tables and Graphs should be self-explanatory and not duplicate the data presented in figures.

 

III. Conflict of Interest and Copyright Form:

The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will have to duly sign and take signatures of associated authors on the Conflict of interest/copyright form as available on the submission platform at www.ijcdmr.com the manuscript cannot be published until a completed form is received by the Editorial Office.

 

CONSENT FOR IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

 If any identifying information is included in any part of the manuscript, you must obtain a written, informed consent from the patient and submit a copy of the document to the Editorial Office.

 

REPRODUCTION OF PUBLISHED MATERIAL

If you wish to reproduce text, figures or tables that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s). Please submit a copy of the permission letter or other evidence that such permission has been granted along with the Copyright Assignment Form after the manuscript has been accepted for publication in IJCMDR.

 

ARTICLE PPROCESSING CHARGES

IJCDMR has no submission/processing/publication charges and is solely committed to the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

 

SUBMISSION OF REVISED MANUSCRIPTS

While submitting a revised manuscript, contributors are requested to include a point to point response to reviewer's comments at the beginning of the revised manuscript text file itself. In addition, if any changes are made to the manuscript, please mark the changes as underlined or differently colored text in the article.

 

PAGE PROOFS

Page proofs of the manuscript, a form for marking corrections and instructions for filling the form will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail, before publication of the manuscript.

Authors should type the proof corrections in the form and send it to the Editorial Office. While checking the proofs, take note that the text is complete and all figures and tables are included in the proofs.

Respond to all queries from the Editorial Office; check the proofs for changes like spellings, punctuation and setting of text, tables, figures and figure legends.

Corrected proofs must be returned to the Editorial office within 72 hrs (3 days) of receipt. The page proofs can be sent to the Editorial Office by uploading through our website or as email attachments.

 

ONLINE ADVERTISEMENT ON IJCDMR WEBSITE

For Advertisements
Please contact: editor@ijcdmr.com or editor.ijcdmr@gmail.com

Advertisement material along with payment should reach us at least two weeks prior to the scheduled online release date. Payment has to be done at the time of submitting the advertisement material/booking the advertisement. Please send your advertisement request, payment details and advertisement material (in digital file format – 300dpi resolution) to the email address given above. Editorial board reserves the right to accept or decline the advertisement.

 

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

If you need assistance with the submission of your manuscript at our electronic submission site, please contact editor.ijcdmr@gmail.com

 

 

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. Cover Letter, Manuscript File (with Title page), Copyright Form. The title page should contain the contact address of the corresponding author compulsorily

  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal

  3. References should be in Vancouver Style. Citation in text as superscript without brackets after punctuation

  4. Figures in 300dpi resolution. Named as Figure 1, 2, 3 etc

  5. All figures, tables and graphs are to be placed at the end of the manuscript. Legends for figures to be provided on a separate page

 

Copyright Notice

All articles published in International Journal of Contemporary Dental & Medical Reviews are open-access articles.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

 

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

 

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work

 

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