These instructions are in accordance with the International Committee to Medical Journal Editors: Editors Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, (BMJ 302: 338-341, 191).
The present publication is bilingual, Greek and English. Papers are translated into English or Greek by the Journal's Editorial Board.
Papers should be original and focus on topics related mainly to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as on relevant subjects such as Oral Pathology , Diagnostics and Radiology, Anaesthesiology and Implantology.
The following contributions will be accepted for publication, after having been reviewed by the Journal's Scientific Board:
A) Literature Reviews, up to 20 typewritten pages
B) Research/clinical/laboratory Papers, up to 10 pages
C) Well-documented Case Reports of special interest, up to 4 pages
Letters to the Editor-in-Chief, as well as short papers-proposals for the column "Practical Solutions and Technical Notes", are also accepted for publication.
Submitted papers should be unpublished and not under consideration for publication by other journals. The Editor-in-Chief retains all copyrights of the papers that have been accepted for publication in the Journal.
Authors are requested to submit electronically by e-mail their papers (typescripts and illustrations) to the Editor-in-Chief (typed in double spacing), in the form of a Microsoft Word document.
More specifically, papers should be submitted as follows, with each section starting on a different page:
- Letter to the Editor-in-Chief
- Title page
- Summary and Keywords
- Tables – Illustrations
- Captions to illustrations
- Permission to publish the paper by all its authors
Title page should include the following information in English:
a) A page mentioning the title of the article only for the Reviewers
b) A page giving all the information about the paper: title of the article, full name and academic degrees of each author, name of the originating institution, contact details of the author responsible for correspondence (name, address, telephone, fax number and e-mail address), as well as any sources used to support the study presented and acknowledgements.
The sections Summary and Keywords should include:
A short presentation of the paper (up to 200 words). In Literature Reviews, the summary should summarise the contents of the review. In Research Papers, the summary should be structured in the following way: introduction, aim, material and methods, results and conclusions. In Case Reports, the summary should include a short introduction and the description of the case. Key words should be given at the end of the summary.
Depending on the type of the paper, the text should include the following:
A) Literature Reviews: the paper should be divided into chapters bearing titles related to their topic, as the authors desire. Finally, the paper should present their conclusions.
B) Research/ clinical papers: the paper should include the following parts: introduction, aim, material and methods, results, discussion and conclusions.
C) Case reports: the paper should include the following parts: introduction, description of the case and conclusions.
The text should not provide information about the origin of the paper, so that the authors will remain anonymous to the Reviewers.
As far as references are concerned, up to 2 authors will be named in full every time they are cited, followed by the year of the respective publication in parentheses, e.g. (Pogrel, 2003 or Taylor and Smith, 1995). When there are more than two authors, then only the name of the first is cited, followed by the phrase "et al." and the year of publication, e.g. (Taylor et al. 1995).
If the same author is cited in the text with different papers in the same year, a small letter should be added to the year: a, b, c etc., e.g. (Taylor 1995a, 1995b). The same letters should also be mentioned in the reference list.
When several publications are cited one after the other, begin with the oldest and end with the most recent, e.g. (Hansson et al. 1983, Ishibashi et al. 1995, Widmalm et al. 1994, Wiberg and Wanman, 1998, Emshoff et al. 2002, Toure et al. 2005, Alexiou et al. 2009).
All authors cited in the text must be included in the reference list and vice versa. The reference list must appear in alphabetical order and in the following style: Taylor JP, Morgan PH, Smith TY: Oral focal mucinosis. Science 189:503-506, 1998
When citing from books, text-books etc. use the following style: Taylor JP: Oral focal mucinosis, In: Morgan and Smith: Oral Pathology. Mosby 1989, pp. 509-512
All tables should be cited in the text. They should be presented either in Word or in Excel. The title of each table should appear above the table, and any explanations at the bottom.
Photographs, figures, diagrams and histograms should be cited in the text as figures, using a single numbering sequence. Colour illustrations are printed without any charge. All of the above should be submitted electronically.
The resolution of digital illustrations should be at least 300 dpi, while one of their sides should be at least 7cm. They should be saved as JPG files.
Written permission to use photographic material that has already been published must be obtained, and the sources should be mentioned clearly in the respective captions – not with the use of an index.
Captions to illustrations
All illustrations should be accompanied by descriptive captions. Captions should be mentioned in ascending order, on a separate sheet.
Submit papers to the Editor-in-Chief only electronically by e-mail
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