AUTHOR’S GUIDELINES

 

Aims and scope

Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) is an international dental journal whose main purpose is to inform researchers, educators, graduates, postgraduates and practitioners about the latest trends in the field, which followed, would bring immediate and lasting benefits to the patients; and about opinions of the most authorized specialists on what is best in current practice, for the good of both, patient and dentist.
The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) is an English language international, multidisciplinary, double blind peer-reviewed, databases indexed, open access journal which accepts original articles for publication in all aspects of dental development and research, meant to contribute to the development and completion of the medical training of practitioners as Dr. Greene Vardiman Black stated: “the professional man has no right to be other than a continual student”.
Open access journal means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
The main aim of the Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) is to promote the rapid communication of scientific information between the academia and the dental practitioners.
Original research, literature review, clinical case reports, technical procedures, consensus declaration coming from an association or a group of specialists, letters to the editor, book reviews, product news and diary events are covered by the scope of the published material.
All aspects of stomatology are presented in a scientific way, and every year the journal starts with articles that have abstracts and keywords, backed up by references in accordance with the Vancouver citation style. Dental Continuing Education is provided by the set of four multiple answer questions (four answers out of which one answer is true) that accompanies each article.
The dynamic operating policy principles of the journal (the double-blind review process) as well as its objectives are explained in the process, ensuring the publication of original articles, reviews, technical procedures and case reports of the highest quality.

 

Manuscript categories

Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) publishes:

1. Original Scientific Articles
Original scientific articles that describe cases require parental/patient consent. For cohort studies, please upload a copy of your IRB approval.
Word limit: 5,000 words maximum, excluding abstract and references.
Abstract: should be no more than 250 words; must be structured, under the sub-headings: 1) Introduction; 2) Methodology; 3) Results; 4) Conclusion.
References: Maximum of 50 references.

2. Review Articles
Structured summary giving information on methods of selecting the publications cited.
Word limit: 5,000 words maximum, excluding references.
Abstract: should be no more than 250 words; must be structured, under the sub-headings: 1) Background; 2) Objective; 3) Data Sources; 4) Study Selection; 5) Data Extraction; 6) Data Synthesis.
References: Maximum of 100 references.

3. Case Reports
Conclude with up to 5 learning points for our readers. All case reports require parental/ patient consent for publication.
Word limit: 3,000 words maximum, excluding references.
Abstract: should be no more than 250 words; must be structured, under the sub-headings: 1) Aim; 2) Summary; 3) Key learning points: provide up to 5 short statements of the report.
References: Maximum of 20 references.

4. Technical Procedures
Conclude with up to 5 learning points for our readers. All case reports require parental/ patient consent for publication.
Word limit: 3,000 words maximum, excluding references.
Abstract: should be no more than 250 words; must be structured, under the sub-headings: 1) Purpose; 2) Methods; 3) Conclusions.
References: Maximum of 20 references.

5. Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor are encouraged, particularly if they comment, question or criticize original articles that have been published in the journal. Letters that describe cases require parental/ patient consent for publication.
Word limit: 500 words maximum, excluding references.
References: Maximum of 5 references.
Authors: Letters may have no more than 3 authors.

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

 

Publishing policies

Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted online at www.ManuscriptManager.net/stom.

The submission system will prompt authors to use an ORCID ID (a unique author identifier) to help distinguish their work from that of other researchers. Click here to find out more. For help with submissions, please contact: Editorial Office (Jean-Francois Roulet: JRoulet@dental.ufl.edu).

All manuscripts must be originally and exclusively. The Stomatology Edu Journal Editor will consider only articles that are original, have not been published elsewhere and have been submitted exclusively to Stomatology Edu Journal.

A signed copy of the Author Declaration Form must be uploaded in the submission process through the Manuscript Manager.

Authorship

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

By sending the article for publication the author(s):
– take full responsibility for the scientific content of the text and for the accuracy of the send data;
– become (co)author(s) of the manuscript (all further plagiarism accusation are addressed solely to the author(s) who signed the manuscript);
– declare they are the rightful owners of the images, figures and/or information sent for publishing and that they have the permission to publish all the materials for which they do not own the intellectual property rights;
– declare that the message/content of the manuscript is not influenced in anyway by commercial interests/previous engagements/ any sort of relations with other people or companies;
– transfer all rights for the manuscript to the Editorial Council for the Stomatology Edu Journal.

Ethics in publishing

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) and its editorial board fully adhere and comply to the policies and principles of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (https://publicationethics.org/files/2008 Code of Conduct.pdf)

The Stomatology Edu Journal takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. Stomatology Edu Journal takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero-tolerance policy. Authors wishing to publish their papers in The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) must abide to the following:

Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.

Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.

Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.

Raw data should preferably be publicly deposited by the authors before submission of their manuscript. Authors need to at least have the raw data readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors of the journal, if requested. Authors need to ensure appropriate measures are taken so that raw data is retained in full for a reasonable time after publication.

Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated.

Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).

If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken. Please refer to our policy regarding publication of publishing addenda and corrections.

Your manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY license. For further information, see the Rights and Permissions page.

Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source.

Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study’s design or the manuscript’s structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited.

If excerpts from copyrighted works owned by third parties are included, credit must be shown in the contribution. It is the author’s responsibility to also obtain written permission for reproduction from the copyright owners.

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper.

Image files must not be manipulated or adjusted in any way that could lead to misinterpretation of the information provided by the original image.

To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate (www.ithenticate.com) to check submissions against previous publications.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Conflict of interest statement

Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Donors of materials (for free or at a discount from current rates) should be named in the source of funding and their location (town, state/county, country) included.

Other donors will be identified in the text. If no funding has been available other than that of the author’s institution, this should be specified upon submission. Authors are also required to disclose any potential conflict of interest. These include financial interests (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker’s fee,) or provision of study materials by their manufacturer for free or at a discount from current rates.

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) follows the recommendations by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (see recommendations) which require that all financial, commercial or other relationships that might be perceived by the academic community as representing a potential conflict of interest must be disclosed. If no such relationship exists, authors will be asked to declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Please complete and add the Conflict of Interest Statement with your manuscript during the submission process in the Manuscript Manager (www.manuscriptmanager.net/stom). Inclusion of this form is mandatory.

Informed Consent

For all manuscripts that include details, or images relating to individual participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. If the participant has died, then consent for publication must be sought from the next of kin of the participant. Documentation showing consent for publication must be made available to the Editor on request and will be treated confidentially. In cases where images are unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript, consent for publication of images may not be required. The final decision on whether consent to publish is required lies with the Editor (Informed Consent Template).

Human Experiments

Studies involving human participants must be performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines, with the appropriate institutional ethics committee’s approval and informed written consent from all human subjects involved in the study, including the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (version, 2002) and the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (see here).

Patient anonymity should be preserved. Photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent human subjects being recognized (or an eye bar should be used). Images and information from individual participants will only be published where the authors have obtained the individual’s free prior informed consent. Authors do not need to provide a copy of the consent form to the publisher; however, in signing the author license to publish, authors are required to confirm that consent has been obtained. The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) has a standard patient consent form available for use. Consent for publication is required for studies involving human subjects ‒ ALL case reports, letters that describe cases and some original articles. Cohort studies are exempt; instead evidence of Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval (name of IRB, date of approval and approval code/reference number) must be provided.
Manuscripts reporting clinical trial data need to include the name of the public registry under which the clinical trial has been registered, and the number of the trial. For most article types, the information should appear in the Materials and Methods section. For example: This study was carried out in accordance with the recommendations of ‘name of guidelines, name of committee’ with written informed consent from all subjects. All subjects gave written informed consent in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
For incompetent patients (e.g., young children, unconscious patients) some form of consent, such as from family members, is needed.

Animal Experiments

A statement indicating that the protocol and procedures employed were ethically reviewed and approved, as well as the name of the body giving approval, must be included in the Methods section of the manuscript. Authors are encouraged to adhere to animal research reporting standards, for example the ARRIVE guidelines for reporting study design and statistical analysis; experimental procedures; experimental animals and housing and husbandry. Authors should also state whether experiments were performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals:

  • US authors should cite compliance with the US National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the US Public Health Service’s Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • UK authors should conform to UK legislation under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations (SI 2012/3039).
  • European authors outside the UK should conform to Directive 2010/63/EU.

 

Manuscript preparation

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) follows as much as possible the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (Vancouver Group) with regard to preparation of manuscripts and authorship (Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals).

All submissions to Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J)  should conform to the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, drawn up by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) see http://www.icmje.org.

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author name(s) are not allowed to be revealed to one another for a manuscript under review. The identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.

 

Language Style

Manuscripts should be submitted in English. Authors are requested to follow American English spelling. For any questions regarding style Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) recommends authors to consult the Chicago Manual of Style (see details).

If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague. To facilitate proper peer-reviewing of your manuscript, it is essential that it is submitted in grammatically correct English.

Advice on some specific language points can be seen at the General Style Points section.

General Style Points

The following points provide general advice on formatting and style.

  • Abbreviations:In general, terms should not be abbreviated unless they are used repeatedly and the abbreviation is helpful to the reader. Initially, use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.
    • Units of measurement:Measurements should be given in SI or SI-derived units. Visit the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) website for more information about SI units. For liter please use L instead of l. One blank space is necessary between the value and unit of measurement: 2.56 mm/s and not 2.65mm/s.
  • Dental notation: FDI World Dental Federation two-digit notation (ISO 3950:2009).
  • Numbers:numbers under 10 are spelt out, except for: measurements with a unit (8 mmol/L); age (6 weeks old), or lists with other numbers (11 dogs, 9 cats, 4 gerbils).
    • Trade Names:Chemical substances should be referred to by the generic name only. Trade names should not be used. Drugs should be referred to by their generic names. If proprietary drugs have been used in the study, refer to these by their generic name, mentioning the proprietary name and the name and location of the manufacturer in parentheses.
  • Capitalize all words in headings including hyphenated words (e.g. Anti-Antagonist), except conjunctions (andorbutnoryetsofor), articles (aanthe), and all prepositions (including those of five letters or more) (intoofatbyupforoffonagainstbetweenamongunder). First and last words in the title are always capitalized. Check using http://titlecapitalization.com/ (third option).
  • Define abbreviations the first time they are mentioned in the abstract, text; also, the first time they are mentioned in a table or figure.
  • Keywords are NOT capitalized.
  • All websites need to be referenced as does unpublished data or personal communications.
  • Capitalize words such as Group, Section, Method, etc. if followed by a number, e.g. “In Group 4, five patients…”
  • The ‘th’ in 19th or 20th should NOT be written in superscript.
  • Dates are written out in the full, April 20, 2004 (or 20 April, 2004) rather than 20.4.04
  • Write 1990s rather than with an apostrophe (1990’s) or just 90s.
  • IC50: 50 always in subscript, also EC50, LC50, LD50, TC50
  • A sentence should not start with But or And (use however or find alternatives).

 

To submit, the body of the manuscript must be divided into two files:

Title Page (not visible to reviewers) see Title Page Template

The text file should be presented in the following order:

  1. A short informative title that contains the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations;
  2. A short running title of less than 50 characters;
  3. The full names of the authors;
  4. The author’s institutional affiliations where the work was conducted, with a footnote for the author’s present address if different from where the work was conducted;
  5. Author Contributions
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Curriculum Vitae –Ultra Short version
  8. Quiz: 4 Multiple choice questions with 4 possible answers

 

Main Text File (NO AUTHOR DETAILS; visible to reviewers)

  1. Title
  2. Abstract and keywords;
  3. Main text;
  4. References;
  5. Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes);
  6. Figure legends;
  7. Appendices (if relevant)

 

Figures and supporting information should be supplied as separate files.

 

Title Page see Title Page Template

The first page should include the title of the article, the name, degrees, job title, professional affiliation, and full address of all authors. If the paper was presented before an organized group, the name of the organization, location, and date should be included.

The title of the manuscript will have a maximum of 100 characters without spaces, written in title case, centered capitals, and in 12 point bold Times New Roman font at the top of page.

The title should be concise, omitting terms that are implicit and, where possible, be a statement of the main result or conclusion presented in the manuscript. Abbreviations should be avoided within the title.

The running title of the manuscript will have a maximum of 50 characters with spaces, written in Sentences case and in 12 point regular Times New Roman font.

The author(s) will send their full name(s) and surname(s), the highest academic position, their full titles and their affiliations. All names are listed together and separated by commas. Provide exact and correct author names as these will be indexed in official archives. Affiliations should be keyed to the author’s name with superscript numbers and be listed as follows: Laboratory, Department, Institute, Organization, City, State abbreviation (USA, Canada, Australia), and Country (without detailed address information such as city zip codes or street names).

Example: Gottfried Schmalz, DDS, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dean of Dental School, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

The correspondent author will send his/her full name and surname, the highest academic position, his/her full title, his/her affiliation, his/her institution address, his/her telephone, fax and e-mail.

Example: Professor Jean-François Roulet, DDS, Habil, Prof hc, Dr hc, Professor, Department of Restorative Dental Science, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, 1395 Center Drive, Room D9-6, PO Box 100415, Gainesville, FL-32610-0415, USA, Tel / Fax: (352) 273-5850, e-mail: JRoulet@dental.ufl.edu

Keywords

After the abstract, the author(s) must mention a maximum of 5 keywords. Keywords should be taken from those recommended by the US National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) browser list at www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh.

 

Author Contributions

The Author Contributions section is mandatory for all articles, including articles by sole authors. If an appropriate statement is not provided on submission, a standard one will be inserted during the production process. The Author Contributions statement must describe the contributions of individual authors and, in doing so, all authors agree to be accountable for the content of the work. Please list only 2 initials for each author, without periods, but separated by commas (e.g. AC, AS). In the case of two authors with the same initials, please use their middle initial to differentiate between them (e.g. AEC, ASC).

Each author must be able to prove his active participation in the study by contributing to the concept, protocol, data gathering or analysis, their interpretation or by critically revising the manuscript. Any other persons who have contributed to the paper, like study participants or colleagues, will be mentioned in the “Contribution” section.

Acknowledgments

Acknowledge persons who have made substantive contributions to the study. Specify grant or other financial support, citing the name of the supporting organization and grant number.

 

Curriculum Vitae – Ultra Short version

You must provide a brief presentation of the first author and his contribution in the field, of maximum 130 words (with a 3.5×4.5 cm color photo).

 

Main Text File

General

Authors must follow the Instructions for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the formatting style to conform to the standards of the journal.

The main body of the paper (including the references, figures and tables) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors’ names or affiliations.

The articles must be sent either as a Microsoft Word 2000 document (*.doc) or as a Microsoft Word 2003-2016 document (*.docx).

The article will be written using Times New Roman font, size 12 for the characters with two (2.0) spaces between paragraphs. The manuscript must be sent in its final form. The pages must be numbered.

The text layout should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the manuscript. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc.

 

Abstract

Abstract should be no more than 250 words and must be structured under the sub-headings:

Original Scientific Articles: 1) Introduction; 2) Methodology; 3) Results; 4) Conclusion.

Review Articles: 1) Background; 2) Objective; 3) Data Sources; 4) Study Selection; 5) Data Extraction; 6) Data Synthesis.

Case Reports: 1) Aim; 2) Summary; 3) Key learning points.

 

Headings and Sub-headings

Except for special names (e.g. GABAergic), capitalize only the first letter of headings and subheadings. Headings and subheadings need to be defined in Times New Roman, 12, bold. The numbering of chapters should be in decimal form. You may insert up to 5 heading levels into your manuscript (not more than for example: 3.2.2.1.2 Heading title).

 

References

References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including citations in tables and legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as EndNote, ReferenceManager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references. Include the digital object identifier (DOI) for all references where available under the [CrossRef] link.

Citations and References in Supplementary files are permitted provided that they also appear in the reference list here.

In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [1-3] or [1,3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, use both parentheses and brackets to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example [5] (p. 10), or [6] (pp. 101–105).

For each reference use active links to the full text (if the reference does not have DOI identifier replace with the full text link), free PMC article, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Scopus pages, were they exist:

  1. Singbartl G. Pre-operative autologous blood donation: clinical parameters and efficacy. Blood Transfus. 2011;9(1):10-18.
    [CrossRef] [Free PMC Article] [PubMed] Google Scholar Scopus
  2. Valter K, Boras VV, Buljan D, et al. The influence of psychological state on oral lichen planus. Acta Clin Croat. 2013;52(2):145-149.
    [Full text links] [PubMed] Google Scholar Scopus
  3. Bowen RL. Dental filling material comprising vinyl silane treated fused silica and a binder consisting of the reaction product of bisphenol and glycidyl acrylate. US Patent 3066. 1962;112.
    Google Scholar
  4. Roulet JF, Abdulhameed N, Shen C. In vitro wear of three bulk-fill composites and enamel. Stoma Edu J. 2017;4(4):248-253.
    [CrossRef]

 

For references with more than 5 authors, list the first 3 authors followed by “et al.”

All journals will be abbreviated according to the style in PubMed; refer to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Journals Database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals) if needed. Journal names will be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations.

Examples of correct citations:

– For journals: author(s), article title, abbreviated name of the journal, year, volume, number, first and last page. Example:
Roulet JF, Geraldeli S, Sensi L, Özcan M. Relation between handling characteristics and application time of four photo-polymerized resin composites. Chin J Dent Res. 2013;16(1):55-61.
– For articles which aren’t published in print yet:
Schweikl H, Hiller KA, Carl U, Schweiger R, Eidt A, Ruhl S, Müller R, Schmalz G.
Salivary protein adsorption and Streptococccus gordonii adhesion to dental material surfaces.
Dent Mater. 2013 Oct;29(10):1080-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dental.2013.07.021.

– For books: author(s), title, city, publishing house, year. Example:
Rosenstiel SF, Land MF, Fujimoto J. Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics. Fourth ed. St. Louis, MI: Mosby Elsevier; 2006.
– For book chapters: chapter author(s), chapter name, editor(s), book name, edition, city, publishing house, year. Example:
Roberts GJ, Hosey MT. Pharmacological management of pain and anxiety. In: Welbury RR, Duggal MS, Hosey MT, editors. Paediatric Dentistry. Third ed. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press; 2005.
– For websites: Author(s) (if known). Webpage name [internet]. Year [date of last change, date of citation]. Exact web address. Example:
Atherton, J. Behavior modification [Internet]. 2010 [updated 2010 Feb 10; cited 2010 Apr 10].

Available from: http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/behaviour_mod.htm

– Theses and Dissertations: Example:

Yen PM. A comparison of fospropofol to midazolam for moderate sedation during outpatient dental procedures. Master of Science thesis. Columbus (OH): Ohio State University; 2012.

– For Poster or Paper presented at Conference: Author Name. Name of Presentation. Poster or Paper presented at: Name of Conference; Date of Conference; Location of Conference. Example:

Goetz NE, Shen C, Roulet J-F. Energy requirements for curing light activated cements trough CAD/CAM Materials. Poster No 5 presented at: The Academy of Dental Materials Annual Meeting; October 8-11, 2014; Bologna, Italy.

 

Tables: Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Draw the tables in grid format using a basic, solid line style without shadows. Ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described in figures or elsewhere in the paper. Ensure that each table has a caption, placed above the table.

All tables must be numbered and cited in the text in order of appearance.

 

Illustrations

Figure Submission

File Format: All figures/images should be submitted separately in TIFF or JPEG format in either grayscale or colour.

Image File Specifications

Figures: All figures (abbreviated to Fig(s).) should clarify the text and their number be kept to a minimum. Details must be large enough to retain their clarity after reduction in size. Illustrations should preferably fill single column width (54 mm) after reduction, although in some cases 113 mm (double column) and 171 mm (full page) widths will be accepted. Micrographs should be designed to be reproduced without reduction, and a linear size scale incorporated. Line drawings should be professionally drawn; half-tones should exhibit high contrast. Please ensure that figures or photographs are not embedded in Word or PowerPoint files but are individual files at a high resolution of 300 pixels.

NB: If a person is recognisable from a photograph, written consent of the patient to publication must be obtained by the author (see Informed Consent) and a copy added to the submission via Manuscript Manager (www.manuscriptmanager.net/stom).

All illustrations must be numbered and cited in the text in order of appearance.

Figure Legends:  should be numbered and listed after the tables. All images must be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.

Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication: Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please “save as” or convert the figures to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

  • TIFF or JPEG: Color or grayscale photographs (halftones) – always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings – use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
  • TIFF: Combination of bitmapped line/half-ton (color or grayscale) – a minimum of 600 dpi.

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) reserves the right to standardize the format of graphs and tables.

Authors are obliged to disclose whether illustrations have been modified in any way.
All images or figures must come from the author’s personal collection or the author must have rights to publish the image or figure. We do not accept images or figures taken from the Internet.

 

Submission preparation checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines:

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 2.0 line-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. A signed copy of the Conflict of Interest Statement and Author Declaration Form has been added in the submission process through the Manuscript Manager(www.Manuscriptmanager.net/stom).

 

Review/editing of manuscripts

Each manuscript will be reviewed by the editors-in-chief and at least two independent reviewers with expertise within the scope of the article, in a double blinded fashion, according to the peer-review protocol.

The publisher reserves the right to edit accepted manuscripts to fit the space available and to ensure conciseness, clarity, and stylistic consistency, subject to the author’s final approval.

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J)’s policy on the confidentiality of the review process is available here.

Stomatology Edu Journal works with Publons  (https://publons.com/account/register) to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Proofs

Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 2-3 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.

If, following the peer-review process, the article requires only minor changes (language changes etc.) then the manuscript is accepted for publication in its revised form without further input from the author. In case the changes are considered more important (scientific errors or an incorrect use of the language that can affect the quality of the scientific message) the author will be contacted by a member of the editorial committee and it will only be published after he approves the changes considered necessary by the peer-reviewers. In some cases, based on the written approval of the author(s), the peer-reviewers and the chief-editor or the publisher the article may be published alongside the comments of the reviewer(s).

Accepted Articles

Accepted Articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only, are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked, and are indexed. After publication of the final version article (the article of record), the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Once the paper is typeset, the author will receive an email notification with the URL to download a PDF typeset page proof, as well as associated forms and full instructions on how to correct and return the file.

Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made during the editorial process – authors should check proofs carefully. Note that proofs should be returned within 48 hours from receipt of first proof.

Publication Charges

 Stomatology Edu Journal does NOT charge the authors for publication article.

 

Access and sharing

When the article is published online:

  • The link to the published article can be shared through social media: Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • The author will have free access to the paper (after accepting the Terms & Conditions of use, they can view the article).

 

Measuring the Impact of an Article

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) also helps authors measure the impact of their research through specialist partnerships with Kudos and Altmetric.

 

Data Sharing and Data Accessibility

The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) encourages authors to share the data and other artefacts supporting the results in the paper by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper.

 

Data Protection

By submitting a manuscript to or reviewing for this publication, your name, email address, and affiliation, and other contact details the publication might require, will be used for the regular operations of the publication, including, when necessary, sharing with the publisher The Stomatology Edu Journal (Stoma Edu J) and partners for production and publication. The publication and the publisher recognize the importance of protecting the personal information collected from users in the operation of these services, and have practices in place to ensure that steps are taken to maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of the personal data collected and processed.