Instructions to Authors
Scientific Journal of Dentistry only accept submissions of manuscripts that have neither been published in the past nor are pending publication elsewhere.

Topics Covered

The scope of the Scientific Journal of Dentistry covers all aspects of dentistry, which are:
• Clinical Trials
• Dental Biomaterials
• Management of dental disease;
• New instruments, techniques or procedures;
• Operative and Restorative Dentistry;
• Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery;
• Oral biology;
• Oral health;
• Oral Pathology;
• Paediatric dentistry;
• Periodontics;
• Prosthodontics;
• Translational research;
• All topics in Dentistry.

Types of articles

The Scientific Journal of Dentistry accepts following types of articles below:

Review Articles – An article discussing a topic in detail;

Original Articles – An article reporting results of research, which can be all types of research;

Short Report – Report of work on significant findings or important preliminary observations;

Rapid Communication – Articles reporting results of a pilot study or preliminary findings of a study;

Case Report – Report of a single or series cases;

Letter to Editors – Brief report of a case, results of a pilot study or comments on articles publish in Scientific Journal of Dentistry.

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript only online Manuscript Tracking System. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.

Accepted file types
For article text: doc or docx
For figures: tiff or jpg

Contact us for any support for submissions by ScientificJDentistry@yahoo.com

Terms of Submission

A paper is accepted for review by Scientific Journal of Dentistry on the understanding that it has not been published elsewhere and is not currently under consideration by another journal published by any other publisher, in whole or in part, in any language. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have approved the article’s publication. All those named as authors have made a sufficient contribution to the work to be considered as authors. Scientific Journal of Dentistry does not restrict the number of authors contributing to a paper. If the paper is accepted, all the authors will observe the terms of the Licence to Publish, and will seek the consent of the publisher acting for the owners of the journal, in any other circumstance. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to ScientificJDentistry@yahoo.com.

Cover letter

All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Editorial Style

It is essential that manuscripts are submitted with all of the sections below, and in the order described.

It is suggested that manuscripts are formatted into the Scientific Journal of Dentistry style, using the Scientific Journal of Dentistry Endnote Style.

The manuscript must be typed in Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5 spacing, 2.5-cm margins at each side. The pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page. The full-length manuscripts are assembled in the following sections:
1) Title Page;
2) Absctract;
3) Introduction;
4) Materials and Methods;
5) Results;
6) Discussion;
7) Acknowledgements;
8) References;
9) Author Contributions Statement;
10) Competing financial interests;
11) Tables;
12) Figures Legends.

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First Page

Title Page
The title page should carry the items below:

1.   Type of article (i.e. Original Research)
2.   The title of the article, which should be concise, but informative. It must be no longer than 20 words;
3.   Running title or short title not more than 5-6 words;
4.   Name of the authors (the way it should appear in the journal), with his or her highest academic degree(s) and institutional affiliation;
5.   The name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed;
6.   The name, address and e-mail of the corresponding author;
7.   The total number of pages, total number of photographs and word counts separately for abstract and for the text (excluding the references and abstract).

Manuscript

Abstract
The abstract must be no longer than 250 words, and must not be structured. For original research, the text shall have Aims, Methods and Material, Statistical analysis used, Results and Conclusions. For non-original research, the text shall have state the Context (Background), Aims and Conclusions. Below the abstract, provide 3 to 10 key words in alphabetical order.

Introduction
State the purpose of the article and summarize the rationale for the study or observation and state the hypothesis to be tested.

Methods
All relevant attributes of the material forming the subject of the research should be provided. Experimental methodology should be concisely and appropriately explained. Commercially produced materials, devices, software, etc. must be followed by name of manufacturer and location. If an abbreviation has to be used then it should be placed in parentheses following the full spelling of the term for first time. Statistical methods should be clearly specified. Manuscripts reporting human studies should include evidence that study was ethically conducted in accordance with declaration of Helsinki. We recommend that authors limit their Methods section to 2,000 words.

Results
It should be presented sequentially in tables and illustrations. The data in the tables and illustration should not be repeated in text but should indicate the most important result and describe relevant pattern. All units of measure should be in accordance with International system of units. Laboratory data values should be rounded to the number of digits that reflects precision. The statistical comparisons should include statistical test value and p-value. If p > 0.01, the actual p-value must be expressed in two digits. If p < 0.01, it should be expressed in three digits and non-significant values should be mentioned as NS.

Discussion
This section describes the findings of the study, limitations of materials, interpreting the data and drawing contribution of the study in scientific field. No repetitions of the previous sections should be done. All the controversies, implications and future prospects related to the study should be mentioned. Discussion should end with a brief summary of conclusion. The Results and Discussion must not be combined.

Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements should be brief, and should not include thanks to anonymous referees and editors, or effusive comments. Grant or contribution numbers may be acknowledged.

References
We recommend that references are limited to 35. References must be listed on the reference list in the order they first appear in the article.

In order to maintain continuity of the scientific literature, Scientific Journal of Dentistry requires use of the International Committee of Medical Editors Uniform Requirements which can be found at:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html .

Examples of various types of references are provided at this website to assist you with proper reference formatting.

The names of all authors must be included in citations without using "et al".
Place the number of the references at the end of the sentence to which the reference is related. Use commas to separate multiple reference numbers. For example:
"Bond strength of composite resin to dentin is influenced by the presence of a smear layer.4,5,8-15

If more than one reference is contained in a sentence, then number the reference immediately following the text that refers to the reference. For example:
"Bailey2 found that 46% showed signs of metastasis while Varner3 found only 28%."

The references can be noted using superscript as well. For proper abbreviations of journal titles used in the reference list, refer to a comprehensive listing by the National Library of Medicine at: ftp://nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov/online/journals/ljiweb.pdf

Author Contributions Statement

All manuscripts must include an Author Contributions Statement. For example, “A and B participated in drafting the article, selection and execution of the methodology. C and revised the article critically for important intellectual content, elaboration of the study design and interpretation of data.”

Competing financial interests.

The corresponding author is responsible for submitting a competing financial interests statement on behalf of all authors of the paper. This statement must be included in the submitted article file.

Tables

Please submit tables at the end of your text document (in Word format)

Figure Legends

Each figure legend must be no longer than 350 words. Text for figure legends should be provided in numerical order after the references.

Figures

Figures should be uploaded upon submission via our online submission system, in one of our accepted formats (tiff or jpg). Colored photos with minimum 300 DPI resolution of 4 × 6 inch should be sent. Labels citing the legend, figure no., author and title of the manuscript should be pasted on back of photograph.

Copyright

Scientific Journal of Dentistry holds the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal. All accepted manuscripts and their accompanying illustrations become a permanent property of Scientific Journal of Dentistry and may not be published anywhere in part or full, in print or electronically without written permission from Scientific Journal of Dentistry.