AIM AND SCOPES

The Dental Students´ Research is the official journal of International Association of Dental Students. The journal was founded in order to support and offer a publishing platform towards the innovative and ambitious research projects in which students are involved. The objective of the Journal is to promote worldwide the dental student’s research work and to encourage and assist dental students’ involvement within the research field.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Dental students and young graduates are eligible to submit their papers for publication in the Dental Students’ Research. Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the Scientific Associate Editor, Sajjad Ashnagar, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The email must contain the following items as attachments:

1. Manuscript main document as MS Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rft) file

2. Submission Form; all manuscript submissions to the Dental Students´ Research must include this submission form, completed and signed by the corresponding author

3. Graphs and figures if any Please read the instructions below carefully for details on the submission of manuscript.

MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS BY TYPE

The Dental Students’ Research welcomes authors to submit the following types of manuscripts:

Original Research Articles: Original researches articles are papers that describe significant clinical or basic research and must provide adequate detail so that the experiment can be critically evaluated. Manuscripts submitted as original research articles have a limit of 3500 words (excluding title page and references), and they should comprise of the following sections: (1) title page; (2) structured abstract, no more than 300 words; (3) keywords; (4) introduction; (5) materials and methods; (6) results; (7) discussion; (8) conclusion; (9) acknowledgment; (10) references; and (11) tables and figures.

Reviews: Review articles are papers that collect and analyze the research findings on a particular basic or clinical topic. Review article should take a broad view of the field and use evidence-based systematic approaches. Review papers should be should be limited to 4500 words (excluding title page and references), and they should contain the following sections: (1) title page; (2) unstructured abstract, no more than 200 words; (3) keywords; (4) introduction; (5) main body; (6) conclusion; (7) acknowledgment; (8) references; and (9) tables and figures.

Reports: Case Reports and case series are papers that present one or more well-documented unique clinical cases which provide clinically valuable information for dental students. Case reports and case series should not exceed 2000 words, and they should include the following sections: (1) title page; (2) unstructured abstract, no more than 200 words; (3) keywords; (4) introduction; (5) case description and results; (5) discussion; (6) conclusion; (7) acknowledgment; (8) references; and (9) tables and figures.

Letters to the Editor: Letters are the papers which offer constructive criticism on articles published in the Journal. They should discuss articles published in the last issue of the journal, and they must be submitted within three months of the article’s publication date. Letters should not exceed 500 words.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STRUCTURE

The guidelines for authors are in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals", Annals of Internal Medicine, 1997,126, 36-47. Manuscripts must be in English and should be written in a clear, concise, and direct style. They should be typed as a Microsoft Word document in double space on the A-4 size page set up with margins of at least 1 inch (25 mm). All pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page. Tables and figures should not be embedded in the body of the text, but they should be placed after the references. Each of the following sections should begin on a separate page:

Title page: The title page should carry the following items: (1) the complete title of the paper; (2) the full names of the authors, with the highest academic degree; (3) the academic affiliation of the authors; (4) a short title of no more than 40 characters; (5) a conflict of interest statement for all authors (6) the full name, postal address, telephone number, and email address for the corresponding author.

The title must be concise, informative and contain the major key words. Please avoid abbreviations in the title.

Authors must disclose any potential conflict of interest in the title page. If authors have no any conflict of interest relevant to the content of the manuscript, please state "no conflict of interest"

Abstract and Keywords: The abstract should provide an accurate summary of the study. For original Research Articles, the abstract should be structured and organized into the following headings: purpose, methods, results, and conclusions. The abstract should not contain abbreviations, table, or references. Five to ten key words should be provided below the abstract in alphabetical order. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus when possible (available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html).

Introduction: This should summarize the rationale and provide a background for the study. The specific purpose of the study must be clearly stated at the final paragraph of the introduction.

Materials and Methods: This section must describe the methods used in the research in sufficient detail so that other researchers would be able to fully reproduce the study. If established methods are used, authors should give reference and present the method only briefly. Statistical method should be described in adequate detail. When the materials or devices are first identified, specific proprietary name, manufacturer, and the location of manufacturer (city and country) should be given in parenthesis. Example: (Filtek Z250, 3M ESPE, Seefeld, Germany).

Results: It should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. The contents that appear in the tables should not be repeated in the text. Authors should provide exact p-values where they report statistically significant differences.

Discussion: It should emphasize the new and important findings of the research and relate the present findings to those of other relevant studies conducted in the field. In addition, the discussion should provide implications of the findings and describe the strengths and limitations of the study.

Conclusion: Conclusion must be based on the data presented in the study, and it should be closely linked to the objectives of the study. Unqualified statements and conclusions not adequately supported by data must be avoided.

Acknowledgement: acknowledgments may be made to individuals who contributed specify contributors to the article other than the authors accredited. Acknowledgments should also specify the source of any funding for the study.

References: References must be listed at the end of the paper and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. All references must be cited in text or tables by Arabic numerals in parentheses, not superscript e.g. (19). Authors are encouraged to use only English references. In addition, authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references and for their correct citation.

The Dental Students’ Research follows Uniform Requirements style for references offered by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Examples as follows:

Journal Articles:

Liu BY, Lo EC, Chu CH, Lin HC. Randomized trial on fluorides and sealants for fissure caries prevention. J Dent Res. 2012 Aug;91(8):753-8.

More than six authors:

Papas AS, Vollmer WM, Gullion CM, Bader J, Laws R, Fellows J, et al. Efficacy of chlorhexidine varnish for the prevention of adult caries: a randomized trial. J Dent Res. 2012 Feb;91(2):150-5.

Books:

Personal author(s):

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Author(s) and editor(s):

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

Chapter in a book:

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

More details and examples can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html

Tables: Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper and headed by a brief descriptive title. Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers in the order of their citation in the text. Authors should list explanations, including abbreviations, as footnotes, not in the heading.

Figures: Figures should be import in the text each on a separate page, and also they should be supplied separately in jpg, TIFF or other graphics file. Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been cited in the text. Each figure should have a brief caption that adequately describes the figure. If a figure has previously been published, written permission from the copyright holder must be provided.