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Author Guidelines

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) only publishes original articles on all aspects of dentistry and dental related disciplines.  Articles are considered for publication with the condition that they have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles can be classified as research reports, case reports and literature reviews that keep the readers informed of current issues, innovative cases and reviews in dentistry.  They should also support scientific advancement, education and dental practice development.  Manuscripts will be published in English therefore it is the author’s responsibility to ensure the submitted manuscript to be provided in appropriate English. The language used in manuscript must be non-numeral, and free of mistypes. The length of manuscript must be proportional.

The manuscript must be submitted in soft copy file. Manuscript should be typed using Word processing program. The font used should be Times New Roman, sizing 14 pt for the title, and 12 pt for others. Headlines are typed in bold, while Latin names are typed in italics. The manuscript which are typed in one half space with the margin should be 2.5 cm or 1 inch length, typed on A4 format. The length of article should not below 10 pages and should not exceed 12 pages. Authors should also follow the manuscript preparation guidelines.

1. FORMAT FOR RESEARCH REPORT

  • Title should be brief, specific and informative. The title must contain maximum 10 words (not exceeding 40 letters and spaces) with capital letter on the first word of the title. The title must be provided in English.
  • Name of Author(s) should include full names of author(s), address to which proofs are to be sent, name and address of the department(s) to which the work should be attributed and appointed accordingly with number (1) symbol.

Example:

Jamal Bin Razak1, Matsuo Hamada2, Ninuk Hartati3, and Harold Whitfield4

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

2 Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima - Japan

3 Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya - Indonesia

4 Department of Endodontics, School of Dental and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne - Australia

  • Abstract should be structured with concise description (contains not more than 250 words, formatted in single space, and done in one paragraph). The abstract must be provided in English. Footnotes, references, and abbreviations are not used in the abstract. Abstract in Research Reports should consists of “Background:”, “Purpose:”, “Methods:”, “Results:” and “Conclusion:” typed in bold within one paragraph.
  • Keywords contain 3-5 words and / or phrase and must be provided below the abstract. The key words must be provided in English, with standard scientific phrase or word. Each word / phrase in keyword should be separated by semicolon (;).
  • Correspondence should contain details of the author in charge with detailed mailing address and e-mail (Consists of full name, name of institution, mailing address, telephone number, Fax number and Email address).
  • Introduction comprises the problem’s background, its formulation and purpose of the work or case or review and prospect for the future. State the rationale for the study some references state the novelties and main problem. Introduction in literature reviews are followed by headline topics and exposures to be discussed.
  • Materials and Methods contain clear description on used materials and scheme of experiments as well as methods in order to enable other examiners to undertake retrial or duplication and validity checked if necessary. Reference should be given to the unknown method. Research ethics on animal and human subjects must be stated accordingly, if applicable.
  • Results should be presented accurately and concisely in logical sequence with the minimum number of tables and illustrations necessary for summarizing only important observations. Work should be reported in SI units. Undue repetition in text and tables should be avoided. Tables must be made in horizontal (without vertical line separation) for simple viewing. Mathematical Equations should be clearly stated. When mathematical symbols are not available on computer, hand written symbols with soft lead pencil could be used. Decimal numbers should be separated by point (.). Tables, illustrations, and photographs should be cited in the text in consecutive order and provided separately from the texts of manuscript. The titles and detailed explanations of the figures belong in the legends for illustrations (figures, graphs) not on the illustrations themselves. All non-standard abbreviations that are used must be explained in footnotes.
  • Discussion explains the meaning of the examination’s results, not repeating the result, in what way the reported result can solve the problems, differences and equalities with previous study and development possibilities. This section should include the conclusion of the reported work or case and suggestion for further studies if necessary. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental result). The following components should be covered in discussion:
  1. How do your results relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the introduction section (what/how)?
  2. Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your results or finding presented (why)?
  3. Are your results consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?
  4. Or are there any differences?
  • Acknowledgements: Personal acknowledgements should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by department chair person.
  • References should be arranged according to the Vancouver superscript style. This journal suggests all researchers to use reference manager application (e.g. Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, etc). References must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and listed at the end of the text in numeric, not alphabetical order. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript. References must be valid and taken within the last 10 years of publication, containing at least 70% of primary references (from journals, books, thesis, dissertations, and patent documents). Unpublished sources, such as manuscripts in preparation and personal communications are not acceptable as references. Only sources cited in the text should appear in the reference list. The name of authors must be written in consistency. The number and volume of journals must be included. Edition, publisher, city, and page numbers of textbooks must be included. Internet downloaded references must include the time of access and web address. Any abbreviation of journals must comply with dental index and medic index. All research reports should have more than 10 references.

Citation format for journal articles:

  1. Thesleff I. The genetic basis of tooth development and dental defects. Am J Med Genet. 2006; 140(23): 2530-5.
  2. Fekonja A. Hypodontia in orthodontically treated children. Eur J Orthod. 2005; 27: 457-60.

Citation format for textbooks:

  1. Anusavice KJ. Phillips’ science of dental materials. 11th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier; 2003. p. 205-9, 231-48.
  2. Craig RG, Powers JM. Restorative dental materials. 11th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Co; 2002. p. 330-40.

Citation format for electronic publications:

  1. Departemen Kehutanan. Perlebahan di Indonesia. 2005. Available from: http://www.dephut.go.id/informasi/humas/lebah.htm. Accessed 2009 Dec 25.
  2. Yu F. Management of thumbs duplication. Emerg Infect Dis. 1997. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/ EID/eid.html. Accessed 2010 Apr 30.

Citation format for proceedings:

  1. Syafiar L. Titanium as metallic implant material. In: TIMNAS V & Lustrum XVI. Surabaya; 2009. p. 16-20.
  2. Sutowijoyo A, Suardita K, Prasetyo EP. Restoring mastication by one visit endodontic as a preliminary treatment for immediate overdenture. In: Temu Ilmiah Nasional IKORGI I. Surabaya; 2010. p. 131-4.

Citation format for thesis and dissertations:

  1. Munadziroh E. Karakterisasi, ekspresi dan kloning gen penyandi protein secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor membrana emnion sebagai kandidat untuk mempercepat penyembuhan luka gingiva. Dissertation. Surabaya: Universitas Airlangga; 2008. p. 8-21.

Citation format for patents:

  1. Setijanto D. Tusuk gigi bentuk setengah bulat. HC-H3.02.P01.012.1796/2002.

2. FORMAT FOR CASE REPORTS:

  • Title should be brief, specific and informative. The title must contain maximum 10 words (not exceeding 40 letters and spaces) with capital letter on the first word of the title. The title must be provided in English.
  • Name of Author(s) should include full names of author(s), address to which proofs are to be sent, name and address of the department(s) to which the work should be attributed and appointed accordingly with number (1) symbol.

Example:

Jamal Bin Razak1, Matsuo Hamada2, Ninuk Hartati3, and Harold Whitfield4

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

2 Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima - Japan

3 Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya - Indonesia

4 Department of Endodontics, School of Dental and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne - Australia

  • Abstract should be structured with concise description (contains not more than 250 words, formatted in single space, and done in one paragraph). The abstract must be provided in English. Footnotes, references, and abbreviations are not used in the abstract. Abstract in Case Reports should consists of “Background:”, “Purpose:”, “Case(s):”, “Case Management:” and “Conclusion:” typed in bold within one paragraph.
  • Keywords contain 3-5 words and / or phrase and must be provided below the abstract. The key words must be provided in English, with standard scientific phrase or word. Each word / phrase in keyword should be separated by semicolon (;).
  • Correspondence should contain details of the author in charge with detailed mailing address and e-mail (Consists of full name, name of institution, mailing address, telephone number, Fax number and Email address).
  • Introduction comprises the problem’s background, its formulation and purpose of the work or case or review and prospect for the future. State the rationale for the study some references state the novelties and main problem.
  • Case(s) contain clear and detailed description on presented case(s) including anamnesis and clinical examinations. Tooth nomenclature must be explained, whether using Zygmondy system, World Health Organization system, or Universal system.
  • Case(s) management should be presented accurately and concisely in chronological sequence supported with figures and detailed descriptions on what was done.
  • Discussion explains the meaning of the examination’s results, not repeating the result, in what way the reported result can solve the problems, differences and equalities with previous study and development possibilities. This section should include the conclusion of the reported work or case and suggestion for further studies if necessary. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental result). The following components should be covered in discussion:
  1. How do your case management relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the introduction section (what/how)?
  2. Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your case management or finding presented (why)?
  3. Are your case management consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?
  4. Or are there any differences?
  • Acknowledgements: Personal acknowledgements should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by department chair person.
  • References should be arranged according to the Vancouver superscript style. References must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and listed at the end of the text in numeric, not alphabetical order. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript. References must be valid and taken within the last 10 years of publication, containing at least 70% of primary references (from journals, thesis, dissertations, and patent documents). Unpublished sources, such as manuscripts in preparation and personal communications are not acceptable as references. Only sources cited in the text should appear in the reference list. The name of authors must be written in consistency. The number and volume of journals must be included. Edition, publisher, city, and page numbers of textbooks must be included. Internet downloaded references must include the time of access and web address. Any abbreviation of journals must comply with dental index and medic index. All Case Reports should have more than 10 references.

Citation format for journal articles:

  1. Thesleff I. The genetic basis of tooth development and dental defects. Am J Med Genet. 2006; 140(23): 2530-5.
  2. Fekonja A. Hypodontia in orthodontically treated children. Eur J Orthod. 2005; 27: 457-60.

Citation format for textbooks:

  1. Anusavice KJ. Phillips’ science of dental materials. 11th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier; 2003. p. 205-9, 231-48.
  2. Craig RG, Powers JM. Restorative dental materials. 11th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Co; 2002. p. 330-40.

Citation format for electronic publications:

  1. Departemen Kehutanan. Perlebahan di Indonesia. 2005. Available from: http://www.dephut.go.id/informasi/humas/lebah.htm. Accessed 2009 Dec 25.
  2. Yu F. Management of thumbs duplication. Emerg Infect Dis. 1997. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/ EID/eid.html. Accessed 2010 Apr 30.

Citation format for proceedings:

  1. Syafiar L. Titanium as metallic implant material. In: TIMNAS V & Lustrum XVI. Surabaya; 2009. p. 16-20.
  2. Sutowijoyo A, Suardita K, Prasetyo EP. Restoring mastication by one visit endodontic as a preliminary treatment for immediate overdenture. In: Temu Ilmiah Nasional IKORGI I. Surabaya; 2010. p. 131-4.

Citation format for thesis and dissertations:

  1. Munadziroh E. Karakterisasi, ekspresi dan kloning gen penyandi protein secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor membrana emnion sebagai kandidat untuk mempercepat penyembuhan luka gingiva. Dissertation. Surabaya: Universitas Airlangga; 2008. p. 8-21.

Citation format for patents:

      1. Setijanto D. Tusuk gigi bentuk setengah bulat. HC-H3.02.P01.012.1796/2002.

3. FORMAT FOR LITERATURE REVIEWS:

Although there are usually commissioned, authors are invited to discuse directly with the editor possible topics for review.

  • Title should be brief, specific and informative. The title must contain maximum 10 words (not exceeding 40 letters and spaces) with capital letter on the first word of the title. The title must be provided in English.
  • Name of Author(s) should include full names of author(s), address to which proofs are to be sent, name and address of the department(s) to which the work should be attributed and appointed accordingly with number (1) symbol.

Example:

Jamal Bin Razak1, Matsuo Hamada2, Ninuk Hartati3, and Harold Whitfield4

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

2 Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima - Japan

3 Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya - Indonesia

4 Department of Endodontics, School of Dental and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne - Australia

  • Abstract should be structured with concise description (contains not more than 250 words, formatted in single space, and done in one paragraph). The abstract must be provided in English. Footnotes, references, and abbreviations are not used in the abstract. Abstract in Literature Reviews should consists of “Background:”, “Purpose:”, “Reviews:”, and “Conclusion:” typed in bold within one paragraph.
  • Keywords contain 3-5 words and / or phrase and must be provided below the abstract. The key words must be provided in English, with standard scientific phrase or word. Each word / phrase in keyword should be separated by semicolon (;).
  • Correspondence should contain details of the author in charge with detailed mailing address and e-mail (Consists of full name, name of institution, mailing address, telephone number, Fax number and Email address).
  • Introduction comprises the problem’s background, its formulation and purpose of the work or case or review and prospect for the future. State the rationale for the study some references state the novelties and main problem. Introduction in literature reviews are followed by headline topics and overviews to be discussed.
  • Review contains points and detailed matters based on literature which correlates with the discussed subject, to be discussed in the discussion section.
  • Discussion explains the meaning of the review. This section should include the conclusion of the reported work or case and suggestion for further studies if necessary. Make the discussion corresponding to the results, often should begin with a brief summary of the main scientific findings (not experimental result). The following components should be covered in discussion:
  1. How do your review relate to the original question or objectives outlined in the introduction section (what/how)?
  2. Do you provide interpretation scientifically for each of your review or finding presented (why)?
  3. Are your review consistent with what other investigators have reported (what else)?
  4. Or are there any differences?
  • Acknowledgements: Personal acknowledgements should be limited to appropriate professionals who contributed to the paper, including technical help and financial or material support, also general support by department chair person.
  • References should be arranged according to the Vancouver superscript style. References must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, and listed at the end of the text in numeric, not alphabetical order (no limit, but usually below 50). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript. References must be valid and taken within the last 10 years of publication, containing at least 70% of primary references (from journals, thesis, dissertations, and patent documents). Unpublished sources, such as manuscripts in preparation and personal communications are not acceptable as references. Only sources cited in the text should appear in the reference list. The name of authors must be written in consistency. The number and volume of journals must be included. Edition, publisher, city, and page numbers of textbooks must be included. Internet downloaded references must include the time of access and web address. Any abbreviation of journals must comply with dental index and medic index. All literature reviews should have more than 30 references.

Citation format for journal articles:

  1. Thesleff I. The genetic basis of tooth development and dental defects. Am J Med Genet. 2006; 140(23): 2530-5.
  2. Fekonja A. Hypodontia in orthodontically treated children. Eur J Orthod. 2005; 27: 457-60.

Citation format for textbooks:

  1. Anusavice KJ. Phillips’ science of dental materials. 11th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier; 2003. p. 205-9, 231-48.
  2. Craig RG, Powers JM. Restorative dental materials. 11th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Co; 2002. p. 330-40.

Citation format for electronic publications:

  1. Departemen Kehutanan. Perlebahan di Indonesia. 2005. Available from: http://www.dephut.go.id/informasi/humas/lebah.htm. Accessed 2009 Dec 25.
  2. Yu F. Management of thumbs duplication. Emerg Infect Dis. 1997. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/ EID/eid.html. Accessed 2010 Apr 30.

Citation format for proceedings:

  1. Syafiar L. Titanium as metallic implant material. In: TIMNAS V & Lustrum XVI. Surabaya; 2009. p. 16-20.
  2. Sutowijoyo A, Suardita K, Prasetyo EP. Restoring mastication by one visit endodontic as a preliminary treatment for immediate overdenture. In: Temu Ilmiah Nasional IKORGI I. Surabaya; 2010. p. 131-4.

Citation format for thesis and dissertations:

  1. Munadziroh E. Karakterisasi, ekspresi dan kloning gen penyandi protein secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor membrana emnion sebagai kandidat untuk mempercepat penyembuhan luka gingiva. Dissertation. Surabaya: Universitas Airlangga; 2008. p. 8-21.

Citation format for patents:

  1. Setijanto D. Tusuk gigi bentuk setengah bulat. HC-H3.02.P01.012.1796/2002.

4. FIGURE OR ILLUSTRATION

All figures, illustrations and photos must be relevant, informative, concise, and referred if any, provided in file (JPEG, PNG, or TIFF format). Non-file photos should be printed in clear glossy paper. The size should meet with the minimum measurement of 125 x 195mm. The maximum number of figures, illustrations, photos, and tables in research report and literature review is 4 (four). The maximum number of figures, illustrations, photos, and tables in case report is 8 (eight). All figures, illustrations and photos must be separated from the texts of manuscript. Image should be mentioned in the text and figure legends should be listed at the end of the manuscript cite illustrations in numerical order (figure 1, figure 2, etc) as they first mentioned in the text. Written permission must be obtained for material that has been published in copyrighted material; this includes tables, figures, and quoted text that exceeds 150 words. Signed patient release forms are required for photographs of identifiable persons. A copy of all permissions and patient release forms must accompany the manuscript.

The editor reserves the right to edit the manuscript, fit articles into space availability, and ensure conciseness, clarity, and stylistic consistency. All accepted manuscripts and their accompanying illustrations will become the permanent property of the publisher, and may not be published elsewhere in full or in part, in print or electronically, without written permission from the publisher. All data, opinions or statements appeared on the manuscript are the sole responsibility of the author(s). Accordingly, the publisher, the editorial board, and their respective employees of the Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) will accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements.

5. TABLES

Tables should be submitted in the same format as your article and embedded into the document where the table should be cited. If your table(s) are in excel copy and paste them into the manuscript file. In extreme circumstances, excel file can be uploaded as supplementary file; however, we advise against this as they will not be acceptable if your article is accepted for publication. Tables should be self-explanatory and the data they contains must not be duplicated in the text and figures.

6. GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION

Author should first register as Author and/or is offered as Reviewer through the following address:http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/index.php/MKG/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Author should fulfil the form as detail as possible where the star marked form must be entered. After all form textbox was filled, Author clicks on “Register” button to proceed the registration. Therefore, Author is brought to online author submission interface where Author should click on “New Submission”. In the Start a New Submission section, click on “’Click Here’: to go to step one of the five-step submission process”. The following are five steps in online submission process:

  1. Step 1 - Starting the Submission: Select the appropriate section of journal, i.e. Original Research Articles, Review Article, or Short Communication. Thus, author must check-mark on the submission checklists.
  2. Step 2 – Uploading the Submission: To upload a manuscript to this journal, click Browse on the Upload submission file item and choose the manuscript document file to be submitted, then click Upload button.
  3. Step 3 – Entering Submission’s Metadata: In this step, detail authors metadata should be entered including marked corresponding author. After that, manuscript title and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and paste in the textbox including keywords.
  4. Step 4 – Uploading Supplementary Files: Supplementary file should be uploaded including Covering/Submission Letter, and Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. Therefore, click on Browse button, choose the files, and then click on Upload button.
  5. Step 5 – Confirming the Submission:  Author should final check the uploaded manuscript documents in this step. To submit the manuscript to Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi), click Finish Submission button after the documents is true. The corresponding author or the principal contact will receive an acknowledgement by email and will be able to view the submission’s progress through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web address site.

After this submission, Authors who submit the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors are able to track their submission status at anytime by logging in to the online submission interface. The submission tracking includes status of manuscript review and editorial process.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. The submission was be original works (will be screened for plagiarism)
 

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