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These instructions are in accordance with the International Committee to Medical Journal Editors Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (www.icmje.org).

The submission process of manuscripts that fail to follow the instructions herein strictly will be interrupted, in which case the corresponding author will be notified.

1. Submission

Authors must submit manuscripts through the Journals website (www.djas.co.in) or through editor’s mail (editordjas@gmail.com). However, upload of manuscripts directly on the journals website is preferred.


The submission of the paper by the authors means that the authors automatically agree to assign exclusive copyright to Publisher/Editor Dental Journal of Advance Studies, if and when the paper is accepted for publication. The corresponding author has to send a signed copyright transfer form while submitting the manuscript, by embedding it into the manuscript file itself.

3. General formatting

Start the Manuscript from the Title Page

  • Type text thoroughly (no page or section break) from Introduction to References;
  • Type text with break of pages for Abstract and Key-words, Tables, Figures and Legends;
  • Text must be justified;
  • Font = Times New Roman 12 pts; 1.5-spaced paragraph 3.0 cm-right and -left margins; 2.5 cm-top and -bottom margins;
  • A4 paper sheets
  • Number pages consecutively starting with the Title Page.
  • The complete text from Title page to References, Tables, Figures and Figure Legends should be saved in one file (Open MS Word Format) and uploaded.
  • Title page: Include the title of the manuscript, the full name of the author(s) followed by superscript Arabic numbers in square brackets to indicate their academic degrees, positions and institutional affiliations. Also include the corresponding author’s address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
  • Abstract: see details below for specific formatting
  • Keywords: Provide 03 to 06 key-words in alphabetical order

4.Specific formatting

4.1 Original scientific papers
  • Describe significant and original experimental observations sufficiently detailed to be critically evaluated and, if necessary, repeated.
  • Maximum length 3000 words, excluding abstract and references
  • Abstract should be limited to minimum of 100 and maximum of 250 words and structured as Objective(s), Material and Methods, Results and Conclusion(s).
  • A total of 6 figures and 30 references are accepted
  • Format of Original Scientific Paper: Title Page, Structured Abstract and key-words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if applicable), Conflicts of Interest (if applicable), Informed consent statement, References, Tables, Figures and Legends.
4.2 Reviews

Reflect a broad view of the field rather than merely summarizing the authors’ own previous work.

a) Systematic Review: By summarizing results of original, quantitative or qualitative studies, these articles are meant to answer a specific question, and should be limited to 4000 words excluding abstract and references. The manuscript should detail the search process for retrieving original studies, the selection criteria for studies included in the review, and the summary of results obtained from the studies reviewed (which may or may not be meta-analysis approaches). A total of 6 figures and 100 references are accepted. The abstract must not exceed 250 words.

b) Critical Review: Critical reviews have a descriptive-discursive content focusing on a comprehensive presentation and discussion of scientific issues, and should be limited to 4000 words excluding abstract and references. The manuscript should include a clear presentation of the scientific object of interest, logic argumentation, theoretical-methodological review of studies and a conclusion summary. They should be produced by experts in the area of interest or by renowned specialists. A total of 6 figures and 100 references are accepted. The abstract must not exceed 250 words.

4.3. Case reports
  • a) Cases of high impact and clinical significance. Submission of well-known conditions is not encouraged. Include a thorough literature review, emphasize the clinical relevance and introduce new protocols or techniques.
  • Maximum length no longer than 1500 words, excluding abstract and references.
  • It should be accompanied by no more than 04 high-quality illustrations. A total of 15 references are accepted.
  • The abstract must not exceed 100 words.
  • Format for Case Report: Title Page, Abstract and key-words, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if applicable), Conflicts of Interest (if applicable), Informed consent statement, References, Tables, Figures and Legends.
4.4. Short Communication:
  • a) Manuscripts submitted as short communications should be limited to 1000 words (for title, abstract, descriptors, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, acknowledgements, figure legends, tables and references).
  • A total of 2 figures and 06 references are accepted.
  • The abstract must not exceed 100 words.
4.5. Images in Dentistry:
  • A short history, photograph, differential diagnosis, and discussion of a classic and/or rare case.
  • It should not be more than 800 words.
  • It should be accompanied by no more than 06 high-quality illustrations.
  • A total of 06 references are accepted.
4.6. Letters to the editor

Occasionally, brief comments of recent papers published in the journal together with a response from the authors of the paper concerned.

Tables, Figures and Legends

a) Tables: should be self-explanatory and should supplement, not duplicate, the text. A concise title should be supplied at top of each table. Columns should carry headings describing the data therein. Footnotes should be typed below the table and define abbreviations. Include Tables on the same file wherever mentioned in the manuscript.

b) Figures: Images should be provided in TIFF or JPEG format. Color and gray scale images must be at least 300 dpi (Color images are preferred). Include Figures on the same file of the manuscript after the tables, if any. Figure legends should also be included on a separate page after the figures.

c) Legends: Type the Legends of Tables directly at top of the respective tables. Legends for Figures should follow the figures on separate page.

References (www.icmje.org):

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.

The format of the references should follow the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (Vancouver Group), available at the following website: www.nlm.nih.gov Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals as superscript in the text as follows.

Tsang and Samaranayake18, Van der Made et al.19 have demonstrated that the occurrence of these kinds of bacteria in dental hard tissues is uncommon.

The references should be added as superscript after punctuation.

Abstracts as references are not allowed;

References to papers accepted but not yet published should be designated as “in press”; authors should obtain written permission to cite such papers as well as verification that they have been accepted for publication.

Avoid citing personal communication unless it provides essential information not available from a public source. In this case, the month/year of communication should be cited in the text.

Reference citation follows the NLM (National Library of Medicine) guide for authors, editors, and publishers, available at www.nlm.nih.gov

Examples of References

  • Cameriere R, Ferrante L, Belcastro MG, Bonfiglioli B, Rastelli E, Cingolani M. Age estimation by pulp/tooth ratio in canines by peri-Apical Xrays. J Forensic Sci. 2007 Jan; 52(1):166-70.
  • Bhutta ZA, Darmstadt GL, Hasan BS, Haws RA. Community-based interventions for improving perinatal and neonatal health outcomes in developing countries: a review of the evidence. Pediatrics. 2005; 115 (2 Suppl):519-617. doi:10.1542/peds.2004-1441.
  • Usunoff KG, Itzev DE, Rolfs A, Schmitt O, Wree A. Nitric oxide synthase-containing neurons in the amygdaloid nuclear complex of the rat. Anat Embryol (Berl). 2006 Oct 27; [Epub ahead of print]. Available from:www.springerlink.com.
  • Papers With Non-English Title And Text
    • Li YJ, He X, Liu LN, Lan YY, Wang AM, Wang YL. [Studies on chemical constituents in herb of Polygonum orientale]. Zhongguo Ahong Yao Za Zhi. 2005 Mar; 30(6):444-6. Chinese.
    • Supplements or Special Issues
    • Pucca Junior GA, Lucena EHG, Cawahisa PT. Financing national policy on oral health in Brazil in the context of the Unified Health System. Braz Oral Res. 2010 Aug; 24 Spec Iss 1:26-32.
    • On-Line Journals
    • Barata, RB; Ribeiro, MCS de A; De Sordi, M. Desigualdades sociais e homicídios na cidade de São Paulo, 1998. Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2008;11(1):3-13 [citado 23 fev. 2008]. Disponível em: www.scielosp.org
    • Books
    • Stedman TL. Stedman's medical dictionary: a vocabulary of medicine and its allied sciences, with pronunciations and derivations. 20th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1961. 259 p.
    • Book Chapters
    • Whitsett LD. Quantitative analysis in nuclear medicine imaging. 4th. Washington: ASM Press; 1970. Statistics & numerical data; p. 17-28.
    • Zaidi H, editor. Quantitative analysis in nuclear medicine imaging. New York: Springer; 2006. Chapter 2, Analytic image reconstruction methods in emission computed tomography; p. 82-106.
    • On-Line Books
    • Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: www.nap.edu
    • On-Line Book Chapters
    • Higgins JP, Green S, editors. Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions [Internet]. Version 4.2.6. Chichester (UK): John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 2006 [updated 2006 Sep]. Chapter 3, Guide to the contents of a protocol and review; [cited 2006 Nov 17]; p. 37-57. Available from: www.cochrane.org
    • Websites
    • Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer On-line Resources, Inc.; c2000 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: www.cancer-pain.org
    • Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística [homepage]. Brasília (DF): Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística; 2010 [citado 27 nov. 2010]. Disponível em: www.ibge.gov.br
    • World Health Organization [homepage]. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2011 [cited 2011 Jan 17]. Available from: www.who.int

    Ethical guidelines

    a) Authorship All papers must be read and approved by all authors. Additionally, all authors must agree to the submission of the manuscript. There are no limitations in the number of authors. However, the editor may request a brief statement of each author’s contribution.

    b) Acknowledgments Include all sources of external funds supporting the work, as well as contributors other than authors.

    c) Ethical approvals Papers that contain the results of human and/or animal studies must include in Materials and Methods the protocol number and a brief statement of approval by a local institutional ethical committee. Case reports must have a brief statement of patient’s consent in the Informed consent section following the Conclusion section. A scanned copy of patient’s informed consent must be sent at the time of submission. If any submitted photos include the eyes of a patient and such consent is not obtained, the Publisher/Editor reserves the right to cancel the publication of the manuscript.

    This Journal endorses the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) (www.consort-statement.org), a set of reporting recommendations for randomized controlled trials. Only clinical trials with registered methodology will be accepted for publication in this journal. The registration number should be included in Materials and Methods and at the end of the Abstract. Further information for clinical trial registration can be found at:


    d) Conflict of Interest Any commercial associations that might create a conflict of interest in connection with a submitted manuscript must be disclosed in the manuscript in the section “Conflicts of interest statement”. In this case, the corresponding author must request the PDF form to the editor by e-mail (editordjas@gmail.com), fill it out and submit it at the same time with the manuscript.

    e) Protection of Human Subjects and Animals

    When suggesting a protocol for test of hypothesis on human subjects or animals, authors should indicate whether their protocol is in accordance with the ethical standards expressed in the Declaration of Helsinki.

    For protocols involving animals, all work must have been conducted according to relevant national and international guidelines. Prior approval must have been obtained for all protocols from the author's institutional or other relevant ethics committee and the institution name and permit numbers provided at submission (see example below). For research involving non-human primates, all studies must be performed in accordance with the recommendations of the Weatherall report, "The use of non-human primates in research". Where unregulated animals are used or ethics approval is not required by a specific committee, the article should include a clear statement of this and the reasons why ethical approval is not required.

    We also strongly encourage all authors to comply with the "Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments" (ARRIVE) guidelines, developed by NC3Rs to improve standards of reporting to ensure that the data from animal experiments can be fully scrutinised and utilised. Relevant information should be included in the appropriate section of the article (e.g. title, abstract, or method) as outlined in the guidelines. Please note that these guidelines can be applied to any area of bioscience research using laboratory animals.


    The articles are published at no cost to the author. However, coloured reproduction of photographs in the printed issue will lead to publication cost borne by the author(s).

    Appeal of Decision

    The decision on a paper is final and can not be appealed.

    After Acceptance

    Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor who is responsible for the production of the journal.

    Proof Corrections

    The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following website: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. No hard copy proofs will be posted in any case. Proofs must be returned to the Production Editor within three days of receipt.

    As changes to proofs are costly, we ask that you only correct typesetting errors. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged. Other than in exceptional circumstances, all illustrations are retained by the publisher. Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor.

    Publication Frequency

    Dental Journal of Advance Studies will be published three times a year.

    Open Access Policy

    This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

    Author Services

    Online production tracking is available for your article once it is accepted by registering on the journals website (www.djas.co.in).

  • The journal to which you are submitting your manuscript employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.
  • Whilst every effort is made by the publishers and Editorial Board to make sure that no inaccurate or misleading opinion or statement appears in this Journal, they wish to make clear that the opinions expressed in the article, correspondence, advertisement herein are responsibility of the contributor, author or advertiser. Accordingly, the publishers, the Editorial Board and their respective employees, offices and agents accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading opinion or statement.
  • Checklist for Submission

  • The Manuscript File.
  • Letter of Copyright Transfer.
  • Declaration of interests and funding, if applicable.
  • Authorization for the reproduction of previously published material, if applicable.
  • Informed consent form of patient(s) for the reproduction of photographs and/or dental documentation, if applicable.
  • Figures in digital format (minimum 300 dpi, TIFF or JPEG format and maximum upto 400 kb size).
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