Manuscript must be accompanied by a covering letter to the Editor-in -Chief, including title and author(s) name and undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere. In case the manuscript was earlier submitted to some other Journal and was rejected, the authors must provide full information for proper analysis. Manuscript should be typed in double space on one side of the A-4 size paper with clear margins on both sides. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on a separate paper. Do not submit tables as photographs.
In case of electronic submission of the manuscript the authors must declare that it is being exclusively contributed to ……Journal. The text should be submitted in Microsoft Word format as an attachment. The figures should be sent in a format of JPEG or GIF which will produce high quality images in the online edition of the journal. Submission is also acceptable via Journal URL : http://www.Jrds.ir
The manuscript should include: Title page; the Abstract; Introduction; Materials & Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgement and References.
The Title page:
1) The manuscript title should be informative maximum 15 words and without any abbreviations
2) The title page should contain author’s full names and their instructional affiliations and E-mails.
3) E-mail, Address, telephone and fax of the corresponding author should be included.
All the papers should have Persian and English abstracts, each on separate pages (The English abstract should be an exact translation of the Persian)
The abstract of original articles should include title, introduction, materials & methods, results, conclusion and three to five keywords from the Medical Subject Heading (MSH) .
The abstract should be short and concise, at most 250-300 words.
Main Text of the Articles :
The original articles should be organized in the following sections: Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References. The type of the study and statistical analysis should be mentioned in the Materials & Methods.
Case reports must include introduction, diagnosis, etiology, treatment objectives substitution methods, discussion and conclusion and in minimum it should contain introduction, case description, discussion and conclusion. It is worth to mention that case reports should be documented, concise and containing maximum of 4 figures and 8 references. The case should be rare or novelty in diagnosis or treatment.
The review articles should include purpose, description of the subject, discussion and conclusion. Review articles must be a general evaluation of new scientific issue and is accepted from experimental scientists with research background about the subject who refer to their previous works in the manuscript.
Figures, tables and diagrams should be organized separate pages and their location be mentioned in the main text with their proper explanation in a frame.
Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.
Materials & Methods: This should include exact method or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer’s name and address should be given in parenthesis. If the method is established, give reference but if the method is new, give enough information so that another author is able to perform it. If a drug is used, its generic name, dose and route of administration must be given. For patients, age, sex with mean age ± standard deviation must be given. Statistical method must be mentioned and specify any general computer programme used. The Info system used should be clearly mentioned.
Results: It must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections (especially the Results and Discussion parts) to clarify their contents.
Discussion: This should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other workers. The detailed data should not be repeated in the discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.
All manuscripts should contain an acknowledgement specifying and acknowledging contributors other than the author’s .The authors should also recognize the financial support source in this section.
Figures, tables and diagrams should be organized in separate page and their location should be mentioned in the main text with their proper explanation in a frame.
Figures and photographs criteria:
All the figures must include in electronic version of the manuscript with complete resolution and legends.
Microscopic figures should have film markers and arrows symbols or used in these pictures must completely be distinguished (magnification and the method of staining should be mentioned)
Arrows signs numbers or letters used in these pictures should be explained as footnotes
If the pictures of persons is used their identification should be kept confidential.
Tables and diagrams:
Each table should include a title above, with 1cm line spacing.
Non-standard abbreviations should be explained as footnote of the table.
Do not duplicate the data of the text in tables.
If the results are presented as table or diagram just mention the important points in the text.
The diagrams are preferable method of presentation when there is large amount of data.
The legends should be written under diagram. The diagrams should be 2 dimensional.
All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The author should ensure reference to locally published studies by doing proper literature search. It may not be possible for the editor and reviewers to check the accuracy of all reference citations. To minimize such errors author should verify references against the original documents. The Reference should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as follows:
If it references is Journal:
The author (s) last name (space) First character of first name ( ) .Full title of the article ( ) abbreviation of journals name and publication year ( ) volume (number) ( ) pages.
In the reference is a book:
The author (s) last name (space) first character of first name ( ) full title of the book ( ) edition (Ed) place of publication ( ) publisher ( ) year of publication ( ) page
If the reference is a chapter in a book:
The author ( ) last name (space) First character of first name ( ). Full title of the chapter ( ) in the rest of the information is similar to the previous part.
If the reference is a thesis :
Students last name (space) first character of first name ( ) Full title of the thesis ( ) dissertation ( ) country name ( ) faculty and University name ( ) year of publication ( ). (Persian)
If the reference is electronic (Site)
Authors names ( ) Title ( ) publication year ( ) page numbers Available at website Address .date of access in month day year respectively. Comment: if the authors name is not mentioned, the title of the subject comes first.
Proof Reading: A computer print out is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before publication in order to avoid any mistakes. Corrections should be marked clearly and sent immediately to the Journal office.
Abbreviations and symbols: Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid using them in the title and abstract. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
The corresponding author: Will be supplied with 3 free issues.
Ethical approvals :
In experimentation involving human subjects identifying information of the patients should be kept confidential and informed consent from the patient parents or legal guardian should be obtained. These studies will only be published if the research has been conducted in full accordance with ethical principles of the University Ethical Committee and the world Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki revised in 2000. In animal experimental animal care and instructions should be considered. Plagiarism should be avoided since it undermines credulity of the paper.
Submission and publication of clinical trial studies in Medical Sciences Journals in Iran should be considered. Plagiarism should be avoided since it undermines credibility of the paper.
Submission and publication of clinical trial studies in Medical Sciences Journals in Iran should be preceded by registration at Iranian Registry of clinical Trials www.jrds.ir number should accompany manuscript submission.
Conflict of interest :
Authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and other conflicts of interest that might bias their work. Report any commercial association that might pose a conflict of interest, such as ownership, stock holding and consultant activities or patent –licensing situations. If the manuscript is accepted, the disclosed information will be published with the article.
Page charges: There are no charges for publication in this Journal.
All submissions to the Journal of Research in Dental sciences must be accompanied by a complete copy of signed cover letter including the copyright agreement by all authors. The authors should warrant that the article has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication by another journal.
Peer Review process:
The manuscripts would be considered for review by the date of reception. After initial editorial screening, manuscripts will be forwarded to two peer reviewers who are experts in the filed. Qualified tacticians evaluate the statistic methods of the paper. If approved, depending on the article type, the manuscripts will be published in alphabetical order of the author’s last name. The manuscripts will not be returned.
The Journal is free to accept or reject the article, and if necessary will send its point of views to the author in 3 months for re-evaluation. The author must resubmit the revised article with acceptable explanations in 2 months.
The authors are responsible for the published and all rights of the publication including copyright are preserved for the authors and the journal.
Five reprints of the published manuscript will be sent to the corresponding author.
Disposal of material : Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.
The Final Checklist
The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following:
1. Title page should contain title, name of the author/co-authors, their qualifications, designation & institutions they are affiliated with and mailing address for future correspondence, E-mail address, Phone & Fax number.
2. Abstract in Structured format up to 250 words.
3. References mentioned as stated in the Instruction to Authors section.
4. Tables should be typed on separate pages.
6. Make sure for Headings of Tables, their numbers and Captions of illustrations. Don’t repeat the information in tables if it is covered in the text.
7. Photographs / illustrations along with their captions.
8. Manuscript in Triplicate
9. Letter of Undertaking signed by all the authors.
10. Disclosure regarding source of funding and conflict of interest if any besides approval of the study from respective Ethics Committee/Institution Review Board.
11. Covering Letter
12. Floppy disk (latest version of windows) for on-line edition
The Editor-in-Chief, (Dr.Donia Sadri)
The Journal of Research in Dental Sciences)
P.O. Box: 19585-175, Iran
Tel/Fax: + 98- 2122763449,22763432
URL: http:// www.jrds.ir