Instruction for Authors

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Instruction for Authors
The aim of "The Caspian Journal of Dental Research" (CJDR) is to keep its readers informed of research, clinical developments, clinical opinions, and treatments as well as other key issues of relevance to dentistry and to promote communication of scientific information between academia. industry and dental practitioners. CJDR is published six months (Semi-annual) and seeks to publish a Research Paper, Case Report, Review Article, Short Communications, and KAP Surveys (letter to the Editor) in the fields of dentistry and related topics. CJDR is a peer-reviewed scientific journal and contributors are recommended to prepare their manuscripts in accordance with the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals ( Please read the instruction below carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the journal's requirements as well as information concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication in CJDR.

Submission Guidelines
Authors should prepare the following before starting submission:
1- Cover letter to Editor-in-Chief
2- Main file of the manuscript
3- Copyright Form
1- Cover Letter to the Editor-in-Chief
Including the Title and author(s) name and undertaking that it has not been published or submitted elsewhere.
2- Main file of The manuscript:
Including title page, abstract, introduction, materials & methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figures.

Title page
-The complete title of the article in English and Persian.
-A running title with no more than 8 words.
-The full name of each author with their highest qualifications and the department or institution to which they are attached.
- All authors listed by first name, last name, and their other information, including scientific degrees (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor,…) and affiliations
-Specify one author as the corresponding author and give the address, phone /cell phone number, and email (Corresponding Author Responsibilities).
-Conflict of interest disclosure.
-Financial support disclosure.

Manuscript Format
Manuscripts should be written correctly in case of grammar, punctuation, and style. The text must be submitted in Word (doc or Docx) format. Embed tables or figures in the text. Please include the title page, abstract, main body, acknowledgments, funding, conflict of interests, authors contribution, references, figure, and tables in a single file, respectively.

All original articles must accompany a structured abstract of up to 300 words. Articles must be accompanied by English and Persian abstracts both structured. It should be structured as Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, and Conclusion followed by 3 to 8 keywords. Keywords will assist the indexer in cross-indexing the article as they are published with the abstract. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) ( Authors need to be careful that the abstract reflects the content of the article accurately.
This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or a literature review of the study.

Materials & Methods
This should include exact materials & methods or observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, its manufacturer's name and address should be given in parentheses. If the materials & method are established, give a reference but if the materials & method are new, give enough information so that another author is able to perform it. If a drug is used, its generic name, doses, and route of administration must be given. For patients, age, sex with mean age and standard deviation must be given. Statistical materials & methods must be mentioned and specify any general computer program used. The Info system used should be clearly mentioned. It is mandatory to mention the Code of the approved Ethics Committee. You may bring the Code Ethics Committee, here.

It must be presented in the form of text, tables, and illustrations. The content of the tables should not be 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.

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. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusion that follow from them. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.

Results or Discussion must not be repeated

Must be directly related to the presented work

Inference, significance, or consequences must be stated concisely

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be covered in the acknowledgments section. It should include persons who provided technical help, writing assistance, and departmental head who only provided general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

This study was a research project (Grant no ), supported and funded by the University of Medical Sciences.

Author Contributions
We ask authors to describe what each author contributed, and these contributions to the work may be published at the editor's discretion.

Yoon Kong Loke developed the original idea and the protocol, abstracted and analyzed data, wrote the manuscript, and is the guarantor. Deirdre Price and Sheena Derry contributed to the development of the protocol, abstracted data, and prepared the manuscript.

How to write?
Please clarify and write who was responsible for:
1- Study concept and design:
2- Acquisition of data:
3- Analysis and interpretation of data:
4- Drafting of the manuscript:
5- Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content:
6- Statistical analysis:
7- Administrative, technical, and material support:
8- Study supervision:

All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The author should ensure reference to locally published studies by doing a 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. All references should be written in English. For Persian references, write the title of the reference in crochets, and add the word Persian at the end of the sentence to show the reference is Persian. The references are based on the Vancouver system. The name of 6 authors is mentioned. If the reference has more than 6 authors add et al after the name of the 6 first authors. Do not write the references in Italics. Note the exact format of full stops, commas, and semi-columns in the references.
The reference should provide the following information as stated in the presented models as references should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are: follows cited in the text. A reference cited only in a table or figure is numbered within the sequence established by the first mention of that table or figure in the text.
References must be current. Use of references more than 10 years old is discouraged unless they are classic or unique works. Authors must verify all references. The reference list should follow the text of the manuscript reference numbers should be in and not superscript. Follow the Vancouver for reference formatting and punctuation.
In the reference list, abbreviate the names of journals according to MEDLINE/Index Medicus. The references are based on the Vancouver system. The name of 6 authors is mentioned. If the reference has more than 6 authors add et al after the name of the 6 first authors.

Knezevic A, Tarle Z, Meniga A, Sutalo J, Pichler G, Ristic M, et al. Cancer Statistics. CA Cancer J Clin 2008; 58: 71- 96.

Summitt JB, Robbins JW.Fundamentals of operative dentistry.3rd ed.Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co;2006.p.178-239.

Chapter in a book
Porter RJ, Meldrum BS. Antiepileptic drugs.In: Katzung BG,editor.Basic and clinical pharmacology.6th ed.Norwalk, CN: Appleton and Lang;1995.p.361-80.

Web site
Health on the Net Foundation. Health on the Net Foundation code of conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites. Available at: HONcode /Conduct. HTML. Accessed August 26, 2003.

Tables must be created using the table tool in Word (.doc). Each table should be named by table # (i.e., table 1, table 2, etc.). Number the tables consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Include a brief descriptive title for each table. Do not use bulleted lists in tables. The position of each table in the text should be indicated (Table 1 here).  Embed tables in the manuscript text.

Authors are encouraged to submit their figure files in color. Illustrations should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text, given suitable legends. Original drawings may be submitted although high-quality glossy photographs are preferable. Embed figures in the manuscript text. The same data should not be presented in tables, figures, and text, simultaneously.

Electronic Formatting
Figures should be saved in the article file.
Text/labeling within figures should be in 9 pt. Arial font to ensure readability in print. CJDR reserves the right to resize and/or crop photographs to fit the journal’s format where appropriate.

General Considerations
Manuscripts should be written correctly in case of grammar, punctuation, and style. The text must be submitted in Microsoft Word 2010 (doc) or 2016 (Docx)  format. Please include the title page, abstract, main body, references, acknowledgment, tables, and figures in a single file.
The manuscript should be typed, double-spaced throughout with a 12-point font size using Times New Roman, with 2.5 cm margins from all four sides. Use footnotes only in tables and figures, not elaborate on the article text.
Words to be abbreviated should be spelled out in full the first time they appear in the text with the abbreviations in brackets. Thereafter, the abbreviation should be used.

Words to be abbreviated should be spelled out in full the first time they appear in the text with the abbreviations in brackets. Following that, the abbreviations should be used.

All listed authors must sign the copyright transfer agreement. No article will be published without a copyright transfer agreement signed by all the listed authors. Failure to submit this form at the time the manuscript is submitted can cause delays in peer review and publication. The signed copyright transfer agreement should be scanned and submitted as a PDF file along with the manuscript file via online submission.

Caspian Journal of Dental Research is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Open access statement
This journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Publishing Ethics Issues
Caspian Journal of Dental Research editor may seek advice about submitted papers on any aspect of a paper that raises concerns, for example, ethical issues or issues of data or materials access. It is important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, etc. All research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework (Read More)

Peer-review Process
Initial evaluation
The editor-in-chief or co-editor-in-chief performs an initial technical/editorial screening of the submission, which results in one of the following decisions:

  • If a submission does not adhere to the submission guidelines, or if it is lacking information that limits judgment of the validity or suitability of the work for consideration, it will be returned to the author(s) for correction (re-submission).
  • If a submission is judged not to be " of broad interest and significance" or not likely to be ultimately publishable in the journal will also be returned to authors ( declined/rejected) without further processing, as part of our endeavor to provide rapid feedback to authors and saving valuable time.
  • If a submission is deemed a suitable work for the journal, the editor will initiate a double-blind peer-review process. (Read More)
  • Initial evaluation takes no more than a week from the submission date.

Publication Ethics
The ethical considerations of the editorial and peer-review process lie in COPE guidelines (

Privacy Statement
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of CJDR.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
All institutional or corporeal affixations of mine and all funding sources for the study are acknowledged. I certify that I have no commercial association that might represent a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.

The Final Checklist:
The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following:

1. Cover Letter to the Editor-in-Chief
2. Main file of The Manuscript
3. Copyright Form
4. CJDR Form for Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest
5. Reply to the reviewer's comments
The manuscript has to be submitted online via our online submission service www.CJDR.IR

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