Information for Authors
of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Pathology and Surgery (J3D) is the official
quarterly publication of faculty of dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences.
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically
through www.dentjour.gums.ac.ir in Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Pathology
and Surgery (J3D). In case of having any questions, you can contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org and all
correspondence will be organized by email.
Original articles, systematic reviews, meta-analysis,
some rare case-reports, letter to editor and short communication will be
considered for publication. All submitted manuscript must follow the journal
No commercial or product advertisement will be allowed
in this journal.
Any elements of plagiarism, falsification and
fabrication lead to refusal.
Preparation of manuscript
The article including all tables should be organized
in Microsoft word document.The font size should be Times New Roman 12-point, double
spaced and should not be scripted or italicized except for scientific names and
terms in a different language. Bold print may be used for headings.
Footnotes and text in tables should not be less than 8-point.
following order is necessary for submission:
Title of the article
(only initials capitalized)
Running head of maximum 6 words
Full name of the
Name of the
Email address, telephone,
and fax numbers
PARTS OF THE MANUSCRIPT
Manuscripts should be presented in the following
order: (i) title page, (ii) abstract and key words, (iii) text,
(iv) acknowledgement, (v) references, (vi) appendices, (vii) figure legends,
(viii) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes) and (ix) figures. The paper should
be typed double-spaced and four spaces between paragraphs and sections. The
following, however, should be single-spaced:
i) explanatory footnotes (if absolutely necessary);
ii) quotations longer than three lines set in a block;
iii) references or bibliography (except between entries);
iv) multi-line captions (tables, figures);
v) appendices, such as questionnaires, letters; and
vi) headings and subheadings.
Footnotes to the text are not allowed and any such
material should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical matter.
pages should be numbered centrally at the bottom margin. Page numbered should
appear on their own and not placed in brackets, hyphenated or accompanied by
other decorative devices. Pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the
paper, including pages for tables, figures and appendices. Each appendix should
be identified separately using an uppercase letter beginning with A. The pages
of the appendices should also be numbered accordingly.
The title page should contain (i) the title of the
paper with the initial of the key words capitalized, should be short,
informative and not abbreviated. A short running title (less than 40
characters) should also be provided.
(ii) the full names of the authors superscripted and
(iii) Academic degrees, position, institutional affiliation and the name of the
corresponding author (iv) the addresses of the institutions at which the work was
carried out together with (v) the full postal and E-mail address, plus
facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the
manuscript should be sent. The present address of any author, if different from
that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote.
and key words
All articles must have a brief abstract that states in no more than 250
words, the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions
of the study. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.
Three to Five key words separated by bullets with small letters and bold, for
the purposes of indexing, should be supplied below the abstract, in
alphabetical order, and should be taken from those recommended by the US
National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html
Authors should use the following subheadings to divide
the sections of their manuscript: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results
and Discussion. The introduction section is not provided in case reports.
Considering the abundance of the figures in the case reports, the tables and
figures should be submitted separately. There should be no space after the
parenthesis. The routine lab test words could be used abbreviated.
The source of financial grants and other funding must
be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors' industrial links
and affiliations. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be
acknowledged. Personal thanks and thanks to anonymous reviewers are not
The Vancouver system of referencing should be used
(examples are given below). In the text, references should be cited with
parentheses and should appear in front of the full point or comma at the end of
the sentence/clauses should be superscript. References should be numbered
consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. If cited in tables
or figure legends, number according to the first identification of the table or
figure in the text. We recommend the use of a tool such as Endnote or Reference
Manager for reference management and formatting. Endnote reference styles can
be searched for here: http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for
In the reference list, cite the names of all authors
when there are four or fewer; when five or more, list the first three followed
by et al. Do not use ibid. or op cit. Reference to unpublished data and
personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in
the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2000, unpublished data). All citations mentioned
in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list.
Names of journals should be abbreviated in the style
used in Index Medicus. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the
references. References should be listed in the following form.
1. Vega KJ, Pina I, Krevsky B. Heart transplantation is associated with an
increased risk for pancreatobiliary disease. Ann Intern Med 1996; 124: 980-3.
2. Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses.
2nd ed. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers; 1996.
Chapter in a Book:
3. Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH,
Brenner BM, eds. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd
ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. pp. 465-78.
4. National Health and Medical Research Council. Clinical practice
guidelines for the management of early breast cancer. 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
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but
not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number the tables
consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. They should not be 3-dimensional.
Type the tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be
concise but comprehensive .The table, legend and footnotes must be understandable
without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate
columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in
parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols:
†, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved
for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are
classified as figures. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the
If supplied electronically, figures must be supplied
as high resolution (at least 300 dpi) files, saved as .JPG or.tif. Do not embed
figures in the word document .They must be supplied in separate files. Line
figures should be supplied as sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn
professionally or with a computer graphics package. Lettering must be included
and should be sized to be no larger than the journal text.
Magnifications should be indicated using a scale bar
on the illustration.
Colour figure files should be set up as CMYK (cyan,
magenta, yellow, and black) and not as RGB (red, green, and blue) so that
colours as they appear on screen will be a closer representation of how they
will be printed in the Journal.
Type the figure legends on a separate page. Legends
should be concise but comprehensive. The figure and its legend must be
understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any
symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.