GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

The following section explains in detail the procedural guidelines for contributing authors on our website.

REGISTRATION OF AUTHORS

At dentalmainframe.com we accept articles/manuscripts from our registered and approved members only.

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORSThe following section explains in detail the procedural guidelines for contributing authors on our website.

 

 REGISTRATION OF AUTHORS

 

At dentalmainframe.com we accept articles/manuscripts from our registered and approved members only.

All our article/ manuscript authors’ have to register themselves on our site.

Registration is completely free .you can register yourself by clicking on the hyperlink below and filling up our simple registration form.

 

      

CLICK HERE

 

SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES

 

  • The website (dentalmainframe.com) only accepts online submissions of articles/manuscripts in electronic format ,
  • All original content can be uploaded in a word document format (or any other editable format) from our members page.

     

  • Authors are requested to submit the text, tables and figures in one single word file or  any compressed file eg winzip,winrar .
  • All submitted should strictly comply with the directives of article submission prescribed by the site.
  • Articles/manuscripts submitted in Violation of the prescribed directives may lead to retraction of the published article by the website  and other actions as deemed necessary by the editor-in-chief.
  • Accepted articles/manuscripts become the permanent property of the website (dentalmainframe.com) and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the editor-in-chief.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A SNAPSHOT OF OUR MEMBERS SUBMIT PAGE

 

 

ARTICLE TYPE & CATEGORY

 

At dentalmainframe.com we have a unique indexing and categorization model for all our text based submissions which we refer to as DUAL IDENTIFICATION ATTRIBUTE or D.I.A.


Each submitted text article is identified by 2 attributes ,the ARTICLE TYPE and the SUBMISSION CATEGORY

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While submitting article on our site ,authors have to mention both the article type and the submission category.

Our dual identification protocol makes it easier for authors to upload content and at the same time it provides the end user with greater search filtering options for articles on our platform.


THE ARTICLE TYPE

A) PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

  • To explain the context of peer review,   The peer review process is the evaluation of any article/manuscript by other qualified personnel  within the relevant specialty
  • The Peer review process is used extensively in a variety of professional fields, including academic and scientific research, medicine, law, accounting and computer software development.
  • The peer review process is one of the most established methods to evaluate the quality of articles/manuscripts, maintain standards and provide credibility.
  • This process encourages authors to meet up the accepted standards of their specialties and prevents the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views.
  • At the same time the Peer review process utilizes the independence, and anonymity, to obtain an unbiased evaluation of the article/manuscript.
  • At dentalmainframe.com we request our authors to self finance the peer review process by paying a nominal amount of USD towards the peer review so that the reviewer is compensated for his/her professional time spent on the review process.
  • All payments can be made through a credit card via the paypal site….you can do so by clicking here.

 

B) SELF –ARCHIVED ARTICLES.

  • Commonly known as the Green Open Access protocol.
  • Self-archiving  articles are those where-in the author/researcher previously publishes the article/content in  any journal of international repute and  self-archives a version of the article for free public use on our website.
  • Essentially, what is archived is the peer-reviewed post-print – either the author's refereed, revised final draft or the publisher's version of record
  • So all the details of the article’s original journal of publication ,or the origin of that particular research work is documented in detail along with the archive for easy  reference.
  • Since the article has already been peer-reviewed and published by another journal of repute, the article need not go through the peer-review process once again at our end.

 

C) SELF- APPRAISED ARTICLES

  • Self appraised articles are those, where in the author himself regulates the content, quality and credibility of the article/manuscript.
  • Simply put ,its self-regulation on the part of the author.
  • On our part we do advise the authors/publishers to follow the relevant guidelines set for presenting the articles, we trust the discretion of the author based on the content he/she is publishing to make the article/content readable and interesting for other users.
  • This section  contains articles on a wide range of topics and contexts  within the field of dentistry. Topics can be as mundane as personal experience with a clinical case to topics discussed for a institute level presentation.
  • to quote an example, suppose a student collects information on a particular topic, for a college level presentation or seminar, has it reviewed by his/her academic staff and presented at his institute ,the same can be published on our site as a self-appraised article under the category Institutional (for all different categories read below) will all the relevant details, this helps other students working on similar topics to garner information faster at same time open up a communication channel directly through mails with the original author for further details on the topic.
  • Same holds good for any clinician facing difficulties with any personal patient case, he/she can can post  his/her query for discussion with his peers globally.

 

RULES OF SUBMISSION


By submitting a manuscript online, the author agrees to the following:

  • The work is original and free from plagiarism.
  • It has not been submitted for publication/is not under consideration for publication by any Journal or website
  • All authors are aware of the order of authorship. The submitting author shall be solely responsible in case disputes arise.
  • Once accepted by our website, copyright of manuscript shall stand transferred to the website.
  • 'CONFLICT OF INTEREST' if any, must be explicitly stated at the end of the manuscript.

 

 

 

BASIC WRITING CRITERIA

  • The purpose of any piece of writing is to deliver concise information.
  • This requires the author to define his or her message and to present it in a way that is readily understood by and engaging to the reader.
  • The overall tone of these articles should be factual and professional and should be written in active voice and declarative sentences for a clear, concise communication.
  • Authors are allowed to express a personal opinion as long as the basis for that opinion is stated plainly. For example, an author may express an opinion “based on long experience and intensive observation.”
  • Other statements of opinion and all statements of fact require references from the appropriate published literature (dental, medical, epidemiologic,practice management, etc.).

 

 

 

TYPOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTIONS


Some basic typographic directives are outlined here.


Type the manuscript (using 'Times New Roman' font, size 12) in single space throughout.


Please arrange the manuscript as follows:

1.     Title page
2.      Abstract
3.      Statistical material
·         Introduction,
·         Materials and Method,
·         Results,
·         Discussion,
4.     References
5.     Acknowledgements.

 

1) TITLE PAGE

  • The title must be descriptive and concise.
  • A short, running title, not exceeding 50 characters, should be provided.
  • Number all pages consecutively, beginning with the title page.
  • List all the authors who have made significant intellectual contributions to the article/manuscript.
  • All authors should be listed with their affiliations and their academic degrees
  • Please provide the name and E-mail address of the author/s to whom communications and proofs are to be sent.
  • The title page should bear the names and complete addresses of the author(s).

 

 

 2) ABSTRACT

An abstract is a short summary of your Article ,as a rule the abstract should summarize the most important points in the article/study and should be descriptive enough to stand alone.

If presented well ,it makes the reader want to learn more about your article.

Original articles should include a structured abstract of about 250 words under the following headings:

o       Background/Objectives-
The objective should talk about  the practical, scientific, theoretical or subjective area of study your articles   Encompases.

o       Methods,(procedures,approach)
This section should talk about the way or the approach you took to get your results.eg analysis of previous studies,references and relations in your work etc

 o      Results,
This section should talk about your findings or in other cases the main results of your study.
in this section one has to include the most important data in your study and all findings on which your conclusions will be based.

o      Conclusions .
this section  should talk about as to  why you think your findings are important, and their potential implications. Keep your conclusions reasonable and in support of your findings of the article/ study.

For case reports, a non-structured abstract should be provided with not more than 200 words.

To assist easy indexing ,10 keywords, not present in the title, can be included under the section “keywords”, ,
Keywords should be typed in alphabetical order below the Abstract.

**References should not be included in abstracts**.


3) STATISTICAL MATERIAL

 This contains the actual content of the article/manuscript

Introduction:

  • State the purpose of the article or study and summarize the rationale for the study or observation.
  • Establish the context of the work being reported. This is accomplished by discussing the relevant primary research literature (with citations) and summarizing our current understanding of the problem you are investigating;
  • State the purpose of the work in the form of the hypothesis, question, or problem you investigated; and,
  • Briefly explain your rationale and approach and, whenever possible, the possible outcomes your study can reveal.
  • Quite literally, the Introduction must answer the questions, "What was I studying? Why was it an important question? What did we know about it before I did this study? How will this study advance our knowledge?"
  • The introduction can finish with the statement of objectives or, as some people prefer, with a brief statement of the principal findings. Either way, the reader must have an idea of where the paper is heading to follow the development of the evidence.

 

Materials and Methods:

In this section you explain clearly the general structure and organization of your article or study.

“Materials”

  • Describe the materials used in the article/study
  • Explain how the materials were prepared
  • For a clinical paper explain the clinical situation, for a research paper, describe the research protocol

 

 “Methods” refers as to how 

  • subjects or objects were manipulated
  • how measurements and calculations were made, 
  • how the data obtained  was analyzed .

 

Results:

In this section one has to objectively present your key results,without interpretation , in an orderly and logical sequence using text and illustrative materials

Authors usually write the text of the results section based upon the sequence of Tables and Figures.

This section should highlight the evidence needed to answer the questions/hypotheses you investigated.
Important negative results should also be reported.

 Discussion:

  • Emphasize the new and important aspects of the article/study and the conclusions that follow from them.
  • Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or the Results section. 
  • Include in the Discussion section the implications of the findings and their limitations, including their implications for future.
  • Relate the observations to other relevant articles or studies.
  • State new hypotheses when warranted, but clearly label them as such. Recommendations, when appropriate, may be included.

 

This above mentioned format is intended to be only a basic guideline, authors can add, modify or change the headings as they deem necessary.

 

4) REFERENCES:

 At the end of the article the full list of references should give the names and initials of all authors unless there are more than six, in which case only the first three should be given followed by et al. 

The authors names are followed by the 

  • Title of the article;
  • The title of the journal/book;
  • The year of publication; 
  • The volume number;
  • The first and last page numbers in full. 

 

References must be typed in the Vancouver style.
They should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the content of the text, and these numbers should be inserted as superscripts each time the author is cited (Hoffman ²  ³reported similar findings). 

 Other references to the paper should be given in the same way after punctuation (Other studies have shown this to be true⁴ ⁷Jones et al.⁸ demonstrated¦) 

Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a "personal communication" unless it provides essential information not available from a public source, in which case the name of the person and date of communication should be cited in parentheses in the text. For scientific articles, contributors should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from the source of a personal communication

Examples of reference styles 

  • Reference to an article

Field J V, Balfour-Paul A, Wright D W. Perimandibular space infections. Br Dent J 1981; 150: 255-258.

  • Reference to a book 

Hargreaves I A, Craig J W. The management of traumatised anterior teeth of children. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1981.

  • Reference to a book chapter

Harding S R, Fryer J I. Recurrent oral ulceration in Greenland natives. In Cas-selli G (ed) Coeliac diseases. 3rd ed. pp 307-324. London: Stoma Press, 1982.

  • Reference to a report

Committee on Mercury Hazards in Dentistry. Code of practice for dental mercury hygiene. London: Department of Health and Social Security, 1979, publication no. DHSS 79-F3 72.

  • Reference to a Government publication

Medicine for the public: Women’s health research. Bethesda, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health; 2001. DHHS publication 02-4971.

  • Reference to a Web-site

5. Hoffman ED, Klees BS, Curtis CA. Brief summaries of Medicare & Medicaid: Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act as of November 1, 2007. Baltimore, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary; 2007. “http://www.cms.hhs.gov/
MedicareProgramRatesStats/downloads/MedicareMedicaidSummaries2007.pdf”. Accessed Aug. 28, 2008.

  • Publication in press

McCoy J. Alteration in periodontal status as an indicator of general health. (in press). NOTE: Authors should double-check the status of any in-press work cited in their reference lists before submitting the final manuscript.

  • Presentation 

7. Eichenstadt L, Brenner T. Caries levels among low-income children: report of a three-year study. Paper presented at: 146th Annual Session of the American Dental Association; Oct. 7, 2005; Philadelphia. 

 

 5) ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Acknowledgements should appear at the end like an appendix to the text, 

  • It should include contributors who do not justify authorship, but need acknowledging for their general support 
  • Acknowledgments of technical help ,material support ,financial support should be mentioned along with the nature of support.
  • Where the research project was supported by industry, this should be acknowledged in the covering letter to the Editor-in-chief on submission of the article/manuscript.
  • All disclosure statements mentioning conflict of interests, if any, should appear under this heading.
  • It would be beneficial if Permission and approval of the wording can be obtained from the person thanked.

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS GUIDELINES

 

TABLES

  • Tables should be self-explanatory and should not duplicate textual material. 
  • Type or print out each table with double spacing on a separate sheet of paper. If the table must be continued, repeat the title on the next  page followed by "(contd.)". 
  • Supply a brief title for each and Number tables, in numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. 
  • Explain in footnotes all non-standard abbreviations that are used in each table. 
  • Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote. 
  • For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ¦, *,*, ††, ‡‡

 

 

FIGURES AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

  • Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
  • Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the illustrations themselves.
  • Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background .
  • When graphs or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied.
  • The photographs and figures should be trimmed to remove all the unwanted areas.
  • In clinical photographs, identity of the subjects should be suitably masked; in case this is not possible, a written permission from the concerned person should accompany the manuscript.
  • If a figure has been published, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. A credit line should appear in the legend for figures for such figures.
  • Permission to reproduce any borrowed illustration must be obtained from the author and the publisher.
  • If illustrations are scanned, then they should be scanned at minimum of 150 dpi. Color images must be CMYK.Wherever necessary, scan at greyscale (e.g. x-rays, Opg). 
  • All image formats (jpeg, tiff, gif, bmp, png, eps, etc.) are acceptable; jpeg is most suitable.

 

UNITS:

 

 All measurements must be in metric units, preferably with corresponding SI units in parentheses.