Instructions to Author
Editorial process | Types of manuscripts | Authorship criteria | Authorship credits | Sending manuscript | Manuscript preparation | Title page | Abstract page | Introduction | Methods | Ethics | Statistics | Results | Discussion | Acknowledgement| References| Tables | Figures | Printing charges | Copyrights / Contributors’ form
International Journal of Oral Research, is a peer-reviewed online quarterly published journal with print on demand of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.onlineijor.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents
The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have neither been published/accepted nor simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
The Editors review all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, or absence of importance of message are rejected. Other manuscripts are sent to two or more expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the authors to the reviewers. Within a period of eight to ten weeks, the contributors will be informed about the reviewers’ comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript. Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs will be sent to the first author, which has to be returned within five days. Correction received after that period may not be included for publication. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged.
Authors should prepare their manuscripts submitted to the journal exactly according to the instructions given here. Manuscripts which do not follow the format and style of the journal may be returned to the authors for revision or rejected. The journal reserves the right to make any further formatting changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication so that it conforms to the formatting requirements of the journal. Authors can submit your manuscripts and figures somewhere else only upon rejection of the paper.
1. Original research articles
Up to 3500 words excluding references and abstract.
2. Short Communication
Up to 1000 words excluding references and abstract and up to 8 references.
3. Case reports:
Up to 2000 words excluding references and abstract and up to 10 references.
4. Review articles
Up to 3000 words excluding references and abstract.
All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. One or more authors should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article.
1. Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3. Final approval of the version to be published.
Conditions 1, 2, 3 must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship.
The order of authorship on the byline should be a joint decision of the co-authors. Authors should be prepared to explain the order in which authors are listed. Once submitted the order cannot be changed without written consent of all the authors.
For a study carried out in a single institute, the number of authors should not exceed six. For a case-report and for a review article, the number of authors should not exceed four. For short communication, the number of authors should not be more than three. A justification should be included, if the number of authors exceeds these limits.
Only those who have done substantial work in a particular field can write a review article. A short summary of the work done by the authors (s) in the field of review should accompany the manuscript. The journal expects the authors to give post-publication updates on the subject of review. The update should be brief, covering the advances in the field after the publication of article and should be sent as letter to editor, as and when major development occur in the fie
First Page File: Prepare the title page, covering letter, acknowledgement, etc. using a word processor program. Use text/rtf/doc/docx files. Do not zip the files.
Article file: The main text of the article, beginning from Abstract till References (including tables) should be in this file. Do not include any information (such as acknowledgement, your names in page headers, etc.) in this file. Use text/rtf/doc/docx files. Do not zip the files. Do not incorporate images in the file. If file size is large, graphs can be submitted as images separately without incorporating them in the article file to reduce the size of the file.
Images: Submit good quality color images. Each image should be in jpeg, tiff, bmp
only. Jpeg is most suitable. Do not zip the files.
Legends: Legends for the figures/images should be included at the end of the article file.
First Page File:
This should include following things:
1. Type of manuscript
2. Title of the article
3. Running title not more than 60 characters;
4. Name of the authors, with their highest academic degree(s) and institutional affiliation with department
5. Details like name, address, phone numbers, e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript;
6. The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references and abstract).
7. Source(s) of support in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of these; and
8. If the manuscript was presented as part at a meeting, the organisation, place, and exact date on which it was read.
9. Conflict of Interest, if any in detail
10. Acknowledgements in detail
If the manuscript is submitted online, the contributors’ form and copyright transfer form has to be submitted in original with the signatures of all the contributors along with submission. The scan copy of same should be submitted along with article submission is must.
Dr Dhaval N. Mehta
Editor-in-chief,International Journal of Oral Research,
Mehta Dental Clinic & Implant Center. F/F 4, Monalisa Building,
Above Rasmadhur Sweet shop, Ambawadi,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India-380015.
Manuscripts must conform to the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” http://www.icmje.org/. It must be written in English(UK) and submitted exclusively Int J of Oral Res. Manuscripts must be typewritten (times new roman, double-spaced) A4 paper with 1 inch margins and space at the top and bottom of the page. Fonts should be restricted to Times New Roman.We highly encourage authors to submit manuscripts by e-mail only and contact the editor-in-chief for any necessary instructions/clarifications.
A research paper typically should include in the following order
• Materials and Methods
• Acknowledgements (If any)
• Figure legends
Abstract – Limit of 250 Words for case report/short communication and 350 words for review/original research work.
• It includes a brief summary of the research. The abstract should include a brief introduction, a description of the hypothesis tested, the approach used to test the hypothesis, the results seen and the conclusions of the work.
• Please, write minimum 3 and not more than six keywords. Write specific keywords. They should be written left aligned, arranged alphabetically in 12pt Times Roman.
State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation. Maximum 150 words should be used for case report and 250 words for review/ original research article.
The Methods section should include only information that was available at the time the plan or protocol for the study was written. All information obtained from the study belongs in the Results section. Reports of randomized clinical trials should based on the CONSORT Statement (http://www.consort-statement.org/).
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (available at http://www.wma.net/e/policy/17-c_e.html). Do not use names or initials of patients. While reporting experiments on animals, indicate whether you adhered to the guidelines of an institution or national research council governing the care and use of laboratory animals.
Please note that as per the regulations of the Government of India Notification via its Gazette publication dated 8th February 2013, all trials (human or as applicable) need to be registered with Clinical trial registry of India. The IRB/ IEC need to be registered with appropriate authorities.
It is assumed that all Indian authors’ research work complies with this government policy/rules and regulations. All manuscript are published under good faith that all rules and regulations have been complied.
When data are summarized in the Results section, specify the statistical methods used to analyze them. Specify the computer software used. Use upper italics (P 0.048). For all P values include the exact value and not less than 0.05 or 0.001. Whenever possible, quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement error or uncertainty. Report losses to observation resulting from conditions, such as dropouts from a clinical trial. Avoid non-technical uses of technical terms in statistics. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols.
Describe the results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; summarise only important observations
Give more detail on new and important aspects of the study and outcome. Include limitations of study, outcome and implications of findings which help for future research. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the either Introduction or the Results section.. Relate the observations to other relevant studies. Do not make statements on economic benefits and costs unless their manuscript includes economic data and analyses
Contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship, such as general support by a departmental chair
• Acknowledgment of technical help; and
• Acknowledgment of financial and material support, specifying the nature of the support
• All graphs, drawings, and photographs are considered figures and should be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals.
• Submit good quality color images. Each image should be in jpeg, tiff, bmp
only. Jpeg is most suitable. Do not zip the files.Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the citation in the text.
• Photomicrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background. Explain the internal scale and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.
• Titles and detailed explanations should be noted in legend not in illustrations themselves.
• In photographs of people used in article, either the subjects must not be identifiable or written permission to use the photograph should be obtained from patient
• If a figure has been published already somewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. A credit line should appear in the legend. Permission is required irrespective of authorship or publisher except for documents in the public domain.
• The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size
• In the manuscript, legends for illustrations should be on a separate page, with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one clearly in the legend.
• Tables should be included after the References.Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material.
• Tables with more than 6 columns and 20 rows are not acceptable.
• Type each table with double spacing on a separate sheet of paper.
• Provide a brief title for each
• Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text.
• Explain in footnotes all non-standard/standard abbreviations that are used in each table.
• Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
• Give each column a short or an abbreviated heading. Authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
• Explain all nonstandard abbreviations in footnotes, and use symbols to explain information if needed. Symbols may vary from journal to journal (alphabet letter or such symbols as *, †, ‡, §), so check each journal’s instructions for authors for required practice.
• Identify statistical measures of variations, such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean.
o The references / biblography should be in Vancouver style. For full details on this refer to the following link to university of Queensland (https://www.library.uq.edu.au/training/citation/vancouv.pdf)
o References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order) by Arabic numerals in superscript.
o Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the NLM in Index Medicus/Medline/pubmed.
o The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals)
o Use complete name of the journal for non-indexed journals. If the number of authors is more than six, list the first six authors followed by et al.
o Avoid using abstracts as references.
o Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as “unpublished observations” with written permission from the source.
o Avoid citing a “personal communication” unless it provides essential information that is otherwise unavailable from public sources. In such an event, the name of the person and the date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text.
o The commonly cited types of references are shown here, for other types of references such as newspaper items please refer to ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org)
o References should follow the standards summarized in the NLM’s International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals: Sample References webpage .
Articles in Journals
1. Standard journal article
List the first six authors followed by et al.
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.
More than six authors:
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
4. Volume with supplement
Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9.
5. Issue with supplement
Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002;58(12 Suppl 7):S6-12.
6. Issue with no volume
Banit DM, Kaufer H, Hartford JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revision total joint arthroplasty. Clin Orthop. 2002;(401):230-8.
Books and Other Monographs
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
Chapter in a book
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
Journal article on the Internet
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 1 p.]. Available from: http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htmArticle
Units of Measurement
• Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples.
• Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimeters of mercury.
Abbreviations and Symbols
Use only standard abbreviations; use of nonstandard abbreviations can be confusing to readers. Avoid abbreviations in the title of the manuscript.
Journal of International Oral Research is an Open Access Journal, Due to high publishing cost, Articles clearing in peer review process or upon acceptance; Authors are required to pay processing charge. This cost is for a standard length research article of 7 pages in a word document including 2 figures or tables, articles over this limit will incur higher charges. The pre-press charges should reach within 10 days of the acceptance mail notification. Failure to pay pre-press charges will not be considered for publication.