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Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be in concise English and be typed (double line spacing) on one side of the paper only with at least 30 mm margins all round and on International A4 or quarto paper. One original and three copies should be submitted to the Editor. An additional copy of typescript should be provided on computer diskette. Three sets of photographs to be good quality should be submitted. The word processor program and version used, and the type of computer employed are indicated on the floppy disk. The author should retain a copy of the manuscript. Initial receipt of all manuscripts submitted will be acknowledged and, at the conclusion of the review procedure, authors will be notified of (1) acceptance, (2) need for revision, or (3) rejection of their papers by the Editor-in-chief after reviewing by at least two referees.
The title page should bear: 1. Title, which should be concise as well as descriptive; 2.
Full name of each author; 3. Name and full address of department, hospital or institution to which work should be attributed; 4. Running title of up to 50 characters; 5. Name, address of author responsible for correspondence, a fax number and an e-mail address.
Papers should normally be divided into an
Abstract (about 250 words) and Key words up to five words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Tables and Figures. Number all pages consecutively in the middle of the bottom. The author should mark in the right-hand margin where figures and tables may be inserted. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, with a brief title and be on a separate sheet. Figures, charts and graphs must be professionally drawn in black ink. They should preferably be drawn approximately double the intended printed size. Numbering should be in Arabic numerals. Photographs must be clear, sharp, glossy prints usually 8.1×11.6 cm but no larger than 20.3×25.4. Figure legends must be typed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects should not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the figure. A label on the back of each photograph should give the illustration number, name of the author and indicate the top of the figure. Authors will be charged for the extra cost of color illustrations.
In general, authors should use S.I. units (see The International System of Units (SI), Eds. D.T. Goldman and R.J. Bell, NBS Special Publication 330, 1981).
The complete names of individual teeth must be given in full in the text of articles (e.g., “Permanent upper right first molar”). In Tables, these names may be abbreviated by Viohl’s Two-digit System.
References must be double spaced and areto be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text of the paper. When authors are multiple, all the names should be listed. Sample references are illustrated below. The citation of articles written in Japanese should be minimal and put “in Japanese” at the end of reference.
- Alaluusua, S., Takei, T., Ooshima, T. and Hamada, S.: Mutacin activity of strains isolated from children with varying levels of mutans streptococci and caries. Arch Oral Biol 36: 251-255, 1991.
- Gaunt, W., Osborn, J.W. and ten Cate, A.R.: Advances in Dental Histology. John Wright and Sons, Bristol, 1967, p.94.
- Swarts, M.L.and Phillips, R.W.: In vitro studies on the marginal leakage of restorative materials. JADA 62: 141-151, 1961.
References to government publications should include the department, bureau or office, title, location of publisher, publisher, year, pages cited, and, most important, the publication series, report or monograph number.
- The health consequences of smoking (DHEW) Publication No. HSM73-8704. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1973.
In the case of authors who are not native speakers of English, the manuscripts should be checked and corrected by a native English speaking person. Manuscripts may be returned without review or rejected on the basis of poor English or inappropriate style. Manuscripts should be original work not previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts submitted for publication should have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards and must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been examined by the appropriate ethics committee. The manuscript should be accompanied by a covering letter from the author who will be responsible for correspondence arising from the publication. The covering letter should state that the manuscript has been approved by all authors and is solely the work of the author(s) named. Include copies of permission to reproduce published material or to use illustrations that may identify subjects. The Editor reserves the right to edit the manuscripts.
Quantities of reprints can be purchased by the author(s). A reprint order form will be sent with author’s page proofs prior to publication. No free reprints will be given to authors. The completed purchase order form should be sent to the Journal with the corrected page proofs.