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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

On the first page should be typed the title, author(s) full name(s), institutions and the name and address of the responsible author for correspondence, including e-mail and ORCID. On 2 copies only the title should be typed. These copies are for the referees. The title should be limited to 10 words, if possible, and should not exceed 15. It should describe the article’s content specifically, clearly, and concisely.

On a separate page, an abstract of no more than 200 words should clearly state the aims, methods, results, and any conclusions drawn from the study. Section separation must be performed in the abstract (aim, method, result and conclusion). A list of key words (no more than 5) should be included below the abstract.

Summarize the purpose of the study, giving only pertinent references. Do not review existing literature extensively. State clearly the working hypothesis.

Material and methods should be presented in sufficient detail to allow confirmation of the observations. Indicate the statistical methods used, if applicable.


Present the results in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures. Do not repeat the same data in both tables and figures. Do not repeat in the text all data in the tables and illustrations.

Summarize the findings without repeating in detail the data given in the Result section. Present your conclusions within the Discussion.
Relate your observations to other relevant studies and point out the implications of the findings and their limitations.

References must follow the Journal’s style. The reference list must be typed singlespaced at the end of the article in numeric sequence.
Reference must be number consecutively in the text in order of citation. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index to Dental Literature and Index Medicus. The style and punctuation of reference follow the format illustrated below:
1. Blomlof JP, Blomlof LB, Lindskog SF. Smear removal and collagen exposure after non-surgical root planning followed by etching with an EDTA gel preparation. J Periodontol. 1996; 67:841-5.

2. Ingle JI. Endodontics. 5TH ed. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger. 2002, p: 27.

3. Walton RE, Rotstein I. Bleaching discolored teeth: internal and external. In: Walton RE. Editor. Principles and Practice of Endodontics. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1996. V.2. p.385-400.

4. Hyde DG. Physical properties of root canal sealers containing calcium hydroxide. [Master’s thesis]. Michigan: University of Michigan; 1986. 80p.

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