Manuscript Format and structure of the submitted manuscript
Authors reporting experimental studies on human subjects must include a statement of assurance in the Patients and Methods section of the manuscript reading that, the project was done with consideration of ethical issues and obtaining license from the ethics of their local committee and obtaining the written consent of participants. Also, it was done according to ethical standards of human experimentation in accordance to the Helsinki Declaration (www.cirp.org/library/ethics/helsinki ).
Authors reporting experimental studies on animal subjects must include a statement of assurance in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript reading that, the project was done with consideration of ethical issues and obtaining license from the ethics committee of local institute. Also, the general care of the experimental animals used for this study was done in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (http://www.nap.edu/read/5140/chapter/9).
In the case of research on human subjects, informed consent and other ethical considerations should be mentioned in the "methods" section of the manuscript. The author should include a statement that informed consent was obtained for any experimentation with human subjects. As JNP follows ICMJE, please consider their guideline for more information. In cases where a study involves the use of live animals or human subjects, the author should also include a statement that all experiments were performed in compliance with the relevant laws and institutional guidelines, and also state the institutional committee(s) that has approved the experiments. Moreover, the templates can be seen from WHO.
- The title should be short, informative and not abbreviated.
- Font: 14-point, Times New Roman, Bold.
- Capitalize initial letter of each word, except for prepositions.
- Contains five headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion, and Key words. (Except for case reports, which should have an unstructured abstract)
- Font: 12-point, Times New Roman.
- Use bold font for headings.
- Word count: no more than 250 words, apart from key words.
- Should not contain abbreviations or references.
- Key words: 3 to 5 words, separated by bullets, bold, capitalized initial letter of each word, ordered alphabetically and matched with MeSH browser list.
- Contains six headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Acknowledgment. (Except for case reports that should contain four headings: Case report, Discussion, Conclusion and Acknowledgment.)
- Font: 12-point, Times New Roman
- Use bold font for headings.
- Do not add space between paragraphs.
- Number all pages centrally at the bottom margin.
- State the problem being investigated, summarize the existing knowledge to place the problem in context, and describe the hypothesis and general experimental design. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
- The introduction should close with the explicit statement of the specific aims of the investigation or hypothesis tested.
Materials and Methods
- As relevant, the Materials and Methods section should describe in adequate detail the experimental subjects, their important characteristics, and the methods, apparatus, and procedures used so that other researchers can reproduce the experiment.
- In the last part of this section authors should describe the statistical methods used for the study data analysis.
- This part should be clear and concise and presented in a logical sequence. Tables and illustrations may be helpful in clarifying the findings and can reduce the length of the manuscript.
- The Discussion may usually start with a brief summary of the major findings, but repetition of parts of the Introduction or of the Results sections should be avoided. Statements and interpretation of the data should be appropriately supported by original references.
- The manuscript should end with a brief conclusion and a comment on the potential clinical relevance of the findings. Link the conclusions to the aim of the study.
- Under acknowledgements please specify contributors to the article other than the authors accredited. Acknowledgements should be brief and should not include thanks to anonymous referees and editors.
- All sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for the work within the manuscript must be fully acknowledged, and any potential grant holders should be listed.
- Font: 10-point, Times New Roman.
- Only work closely related to the subject matter of the article should be cited. Exhaustive reference lists should be avoided.
- In the text, references should be cited in bracket and should appear in front of the full point or comma at the end of the sentence or clause and should be superscript, e.g., Chen et al. reported…,or …have been published previously.
- The Vancouver system of referencing should be used.
- Cite the names of all authors when there are four or fewer; when five or more, list the first three followed by et al.
- Manuscripts submitted for publication and papers presented at meetings should not be included as references, nor should abstracts of papers presented at meetings not in the public domain. These should be cited parenthetically as personal communications in the text.
- Use EndNote citation manager software.
Examples of References
- Omami G, Lurie A. Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of discal attachment of superior head of lateral pterygoid muscle in individuals with symptomatic temporomandibular joint. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012;114(5):650-7.
Journal article in press
- Rudoler D, Deber R, Barnsley J, Glazier RH, Rohit Dass A, Laporte A. Paying for primary care: factors associated with physician self-selection into payment models. Health Econ. In press 2015.
Journal article by doi:
- Albuquerque D, Kottoor J, Hammo M. Endodontic and clinical considerations in the management of variable anatomy in mandibular premolars: a literature review. Biomed Res Int. 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/512574.
- Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed. New York: Longman; 2000.
Chapter in a book:
- Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009, p. 281–304.
- Mileman PA, Espelid I. Radiographic treatment decisions — a comparison between Dutch and Norwegian practitioners [abstract]. J Dent Res. 1986;65:609.
- Fuchihata H, Uemura S, Kishi K, Fujishita M, Tanimoto K, editors. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Today. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology; 1999 June 26–July 1; Osaka, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2000.
- Sasaki T. Recent reappraisal on the effect of radiation in the low dose domain. In: Fuchihata H, Uemura S, Kishi K, Fujishita M, Tanimoto K, editors. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Today. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology; 1999 June 26–July 1; Osaka, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 2000. p. 3–8.
Letter to the editor:
- Taguchi A, Kobayashi J, Suei Y, Ohtsuka M, Tanimoto K, Sanada M, et al. Relationship between estrogen receptor genotype and tooth loss in postmenopausal women (letter). JAMA. 2001;286:2234–5.
- National Health and Medical Research Council. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast can¬cer. 2nd ed. [PDF on Internet]. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia, [updated 6 September 2003; cited 3 March 2004]. Available from: www.nhmrc.gov.au/publiactions/pdfcp74.pdf.
Figures and Tables
- Number each one consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Place them in a separate page(s), at the end.
- Bring tables as editable text and not as images.
- Place any table notes below the table body.
- Tables should not be 3-dimensional.
- Vertical lines should not be used.
- Legends should be concise but comprehensive.
- Type the legends on a separate page.