INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

The School of Dentistry, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin-City will publish two issues of Nigerian Journal of Dental Research (NJDR) annually: in JUNE and DECEMBER. NJDR accepts reports of original research articles, special review articles, histories and reports of rare and special cases, new sciences, discoveries and innovations in surgical techniques relevant to the study and practice of Dental Surgery.

 Submission of an article for consideration for publication will be held to imply that it has neither been published nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere. The editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts to ensure brevity and clarity of expression. The publishers also acquire all rights to the work upon acceptance of the manuscript by the Journal. Permission for reproduction must therefore be obtained by application in writing to the Editor-in-Chief. It is assumed that the author has considered ALL ethical aspects of his/her research and taken cognisance of the guidelines of the Helsinki declaration as revised in 1975 or the ethical guidelines of the institution(s) in which the work was done.

 Following completion of the peer review process on every article, a decision of ‘acceptance as submitted’, ‘acceptance with minor revision’, ‘acceptance with major revision’ or ‘rejection’ will be communicated.

 Preparation of Manuscripts It is required that manuscripts be prepared and referenced with the Vancouver system for biomedical manuscripts published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals' Br. Med. J. 1982; 284: 1766-1770.

 Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic form, using Microsoft word format Times New Roman on font size 12 via email of the email account of the corresponding author. Contributions must be double-spaced and the recommended outline for the organisation of articles is: Title page, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions and recommendations (if any), acknowledgements, references, tables and legends. Each manuscript component should begin on a new page.

Title Page: The title page should have the following; · The title of the article which should be concise but informative; · A short running headline of no more than seven words placed at foot of the title page and identified; · Full names of each author (Surname last and in Uppercase letters), and qualifications · Name(s) of department(s)/unit(s) and address of the institution in which the work(s) was/were done; · Name and address of author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript.

 Abstract and Key Words: The second page should have a structured abstract of no more than 250 words. Below the abstract, identify and provide three to ten key words. Acknowledgements: It is the responsibility of author(s) to obtain permission and approval of the wording from anyone acknowledged by name as readers may infer his/her endorsement of the data and conclusions. References Number: references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text, tables and legends by arabic numerals (in superscript). Abstracts, "Unpublished observations", "personal communications" and "unaccepted papers" may not be used as references. However, references to written, not verbal communications may be inserted (in superscript). Examples of correct forms of references are given below: Journals: Standard Journal Article. (List all authors when five or less; when six or more, list only the first three and add et. al.,) Ojo MA, Adegboye AA, Ogunbodede EO, Olusile AO: Occurrence and distribution of Oral ulcerative lesions in children at Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Nig. Dent. J. 1996; 11(1): 27-29. Corporate Author: The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrows Transplantation Team: Failure of syngeneic bonemarrow graft without preconditioning in post-hepatitis aplasia. Lancet 1977; 2: 242-244. Personal Author(s): Lisen, HN: Immunology: An introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York, Harper & Row, 1974, 406 pp. Chapter in a Book: Weinstein L, Swartz, MN.: Pathogenic properties of invading micro-organisms. In: Sodeman W. A. Jr., Sodeman, WA. eds. Pathologic physiology: mechanism of disease. Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1974, 457-472. Dissertation or Thesis: Umoh, AO: Correlation of maternal periodontal status with low birth weight and pre-term deliveries, 2011,45 pp.

Tables: Type each table on a separate page. Number the tables consecutively and supply a brief title for each.

Figures and Illustrations: These must be professionally drawn and or photographed. If photographs of persons are used, either the subjects must not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph. Only one per page is permissible.

Legends for Illustration: Type legends of illustrations double-spaced, starting on a separate page, with Arabic numerals corresponding to illustrations. Explain internal scale and identify method of staining in photomicrographs.

Proof-reading: Proofs will be sent to authors and must be read carefully and returned immediately. The journal must be reimbursed for unusually extensive or late corrections or revisions due to the authors' negligence. Reprints: Authors of original articles will receive one complimentary copy of the issue and a soft copy in pdf format. Please submit soft copies of manuscripts to: The Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Dental Research, c/o School of Dentistry, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin Benin-City, Nigeria. njdres@uniben.edu.

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Publication fee: Accepted article will attract a publication of 25,000naira only  for local authors and 150 dollars for international authors.