INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

MANUSCRIPT TYPES:

1) ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPERS: Clinical and experimental researches can be published.

Structure: Article must contain Turkish and English abstracts. Turkish abstract should be written as ‘Öz’ and English abstract as ‘Abstract’. The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper in a single paragraph between 200-250 words. Abstract should be structured as ‘Aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion and Keywords’ sections. Keywords should be between 3 and 5 words and supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order. Keywords must match with medical Subject Headings (MESH; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) and Türkiye Bilim Terimleri (TBT; http://www.bilimterimleri.com).

For English abstracts ‘Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion and Keywords’ sections should be used.

Turkish original research papers should include ‘Background, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if present), and References’ sections.   

CASE SERIES: The presented case should be the one which rarely appears or should provide a new idea or a significant contribution to the existing dental literature. The paper should be supported with enough number of figures and images and should include Turkish and English abstracts (Öz, Abstract). The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper in a single paragraph (without sections) between 100-150 words. Keywords should be between 3 and 5 words and supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order. Keywords must match with medical Subject Headings (MESH; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) and Türkiye Bilim Terimleri (TBT; http://www.bilimterimleri.com).

Turkish papers should include ‘Background, Case Reports, Discussion, References’ sections.

For English abstracts ‘Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, References’ sections should be used.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal should follow the following formal principles:

–        Manuscript should be written with Microsoft Word program on PC or MAC compatible computers with 12 font Times New Roman typescript. –        The manuscripts should be typed 1.5 spaced and with outer margins of 1 inch (2.54 cm).-        When writing Latin and type names, italic characters should be used (eg in vitro, in vivo, Porphyromonas gingivalis).-        The manuscript text should be justified alignment.-        Where a term/definition will be continually referred to, it must be written in full when it first appears in the text, followed by the subsequent abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, the abbreviation may be used. –        In the writing of decimal numbers, point should be used as a sign and a space should be left between unit and number (ex: 37.4 mm, 57.8 °C). There should be a space between the number and the percent sign when writing percentage values (ex: % 5.9).

Original research papers should include ‘cover page, abstract page, background, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments (if present), references, illustration legends,  tables, and figures’ sections.

Case series should include the same sections but ‘case reports’ must be used instead of materials and methods and results sections.

1)    Cover Page: The cover page should contain the following items:1.      Title of the manuscript (Turkish and English)

  1. Cover page should include all authors’ full names without their degrees. Author affiliations to institution or private practice should be written after their surnames with stated symbol.
  2. Corresponding author’s contact information (mail address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address).
  3. Type of manuscript (original research paper or case series).
  4. Abstract word number, number of illustrations and tables.
  5. Acknowledges. If the manuscript was presented before it should be stated here.
  6. It should be noted whether there is any conflict of interest / relationship.

 

2) Abstract Page: should be prepared as written in the manuscript type section and inserted to manuscript file.
3) Introduction: The aim and importance of the study should be explained with the current and directly related references. In the last paragraph of this section, the purpose of the study should be clearly stated.
4) Materials and Methods: Materials and methods used in the research should be explained in detail. All products, where possible, should be referred to by their generic names.  Otherwise, manufacturer should be mentioned in parenthesis (trademark, manufacturer, city, country). Ethical approval should be obtained from a relevant committee and should be stated within the paper. In the last part of this section the statistical analysis and computer program that used should be specified.
5) Results:  in this section the findings should be given without personal comments.
6) Discussion:   Limitations of the research are mentioned and the findings are compared with the literature and interpreted. The importance of the study is emphasized, discussed how the findings will affect the future studies and clinical applications and suggestions for new studies are made.
7) Conclusion: In this section, the conclusions reached by research should be given as topics.
8) Acknowledgement: Acknowledgement should be on cover page. Any available support resources and links with business organizations, if any, should be disclosed. The contributors can be written in this section.

References: References should be Vancouver; must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. Each reference should appear with a superscript in the text with Arabic numbers. Journal names should be abbreviated according to the list of MEDLINE indexed journals published by the National Library of Medicine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals).

Reference examples in the text:

….isolated from permanent tooth.1

Roman9 reported that….

Dominici & Wu10 reported that….

Du et al.11 reported that….

Journal Articles:

  1. Chen FM, Sun HH, Lu H. Stem cell-delivery therapeutics for periodontal tissue regeneration. Biomaterials 2012;33:416-8.

When there are more than 6 authors, it must be written as “et al.”.

  1. Dailing EA, Nair DP, Setterberg WK, Kyburz KA, Yang C, D’Ovidio T, et al. Combined, Independent Small Molecule Release and Shape Memory via Nanogel-Coated Thiourethane Polymer Networks. Polym Chem 2016;28:816-25.

As an author

  1. European Society of Endodontology. Consensus report of the European Society of Endodontology on quality guidelines for endodontic treatment. Int Endod J 1994;27:115-24.

Thesis

  1. Er A. Effect of macrolide antibiotics on endotoxemia cytokine levels. [thesis]. Konya: Selcuk University; 2009. 

Book

The entire book written by the same authors

  1. Elmas M. Liquid-electrolyte treatment, In: Veterinary Medicine, 3nd edn. Istanbul: Nobel Publishing House,2009.

Book Chapter

  1. Hakki S, Karaoz E. Dental Stem Cells: Possibility for Generation of a Bio-tooth. Sahin F, Dogan A, Demirci S, editors. Dental Stem Cells. Springer International Publication; 2016. p. 167-196.

10) Figure, picture, graphic, table:

Figures, pictures, graphics and tables must be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text and should be placed after the references. The legends, explanations and abbreviations that used should be on the bottom of the figures. Figures, pictures, tables and graphics should be indicated at the end of the relevant sentence.Each figure must be saved as a separate file with 300 dpi (130 pixel/inch) resolution and should be JPEG or TIFF. Written permission must be obtained from the individual for his/her photographs usage and added during the application.