Guidelines for Author
The Journal of Dental Specialties is a peer-reviewed journal published from I.T.S Centre for Dental Studies & Research. The issues are published twice a year in the last week of February, and September. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with "Uniform requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journal" developed by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (December 2013). Submission of a paper is intended to entail that it presents original unpublished work, including the illustrations, which it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Editorial policy: The Editorial board reserves the right to make changes that may clarify or condense papers where this is considered desirable.
Type of submission: Original articles, Case reports, Clinical studies, Short Communications / Clinical Tip, Letters to the editor.
Covering letter: First author must sign covering letter indicating full responsibility for paper submitted along with the contributory form duly signed by all authors.
Title page: The title page should carry the type of manuscript, title of the article, name of the authors with academic qualification and institutional affiliation, name of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be attributed. Name, address, phone numbers, and e-mail address of the contributor responsible for correspondence about the manuscript.
Manuscript: All submissions must be submitted in Microsoft Word compatible format. Specification such as font size 12 and style Times New Roman, Double spaced should be followed. Avoid use of outline form (i.e. Numbered and bulleted sentences or paragraphs). It should contain title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion references, tables and figures and legends for tables, figures and graphs.
Abstract and Keywords: The second page should carry the full title of the manuscript and an abstract (of no more than 150 words for case reports, brief reports and 250 words for original articles). The abstract should be structured with subsections, Statement of problem, Purpose, Materials and Method, Results and Conclusions. Avoid abbreviations and manufacturing information. Below the abstract provide 5-6 Keywords.
Introduction: It should briefly review the current state of knowledge strictly concerning topic of paper. It should also make statement on the reason for undertaking the study and what's the aim to achieve.
Materials and Method: It should be described giving sufficient relevant information to permit the work to be repeated. Statistical analysis method, if used should be specified.
Ethics: 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 & informed consent was obtained. Research involving animal/s must follow published guidelines for use of laboratory animals (www.icmr.nic.in/animal_ethics).
Results: Present 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; emphasize or summarize only important observations.
Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section. Include in the Discussion section the implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for future research. Relate the observations to other relevant studies. In particular, contributors should avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs unless their manuscript includes economic data and analyses. Recommendations, when appropriate, may be included. The last paragraph of the discussion should begin ?In conclusion,? and then the conclusions should be drawn.
References: Conform to Vancouver style as a set forth in 'Uniform Requirements of Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals'. References should be numbered in order in which they appear in text and these numbers should be inserted above the lines on each occasion the author is cited.
Tables: Each should be typed double spaced on separate sheet, having underlined title followed by a legend if any in Microsoft Word Format.
Figures: Figures should be submitted as Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), with size matched dimension of minimum 4 ? 6 inches. A image resolution of 300 dpi is accepted. All photomicrographs should indicate the magnification of the print. Special features should be indicated by arrows or letters in contrast with the background. Legends to all photos should be typed on separate MS Word file.
Case Report: New / interesting / very rare cases can be reported. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority. Up to 2000 words excluding references and abstract and up to 10 references.
Short Communication/ Clinical Tip: Up to 1000 words excluding references & abstract with up to 5 references.
Letter to the Editor: Should be short, decisive observation. They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. Up to 400 words and 4 references.
Financial Disclosure/ Conflict of Interest: Author/s are required to disclose any conflict of interest including direct or indirect financial interests that they may have in the materials or subject matter used in the manuscript.
For Editorial Correspondence & Online Submission
Dr. Hari Parkash
Director General, Editor-in-Chief
I.T.S Centre for Dental Studies & Research,
Delhi-Meerut Road, Murad Nagar,
Ghaziabad, India, 201206