Dental Students’ Research Journal operates a peer-review process. A summary of the process is illustrated in the chart below.
A manuscript will be checked immediately after submission carried out by the editor to assess: - Suitability of the umanuscripts to the journal aim and scope - Originality of the manuscripts, have not been published anywhere - Reject poor manuscripts Authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the journal all matters related to the manuscript
Dental Students’ Research Journal has single-blind peer-review process, meaning that the author does not know the identity of the reviewer, but the reviewer knows the identity of the author. Manuscripts which are found suitable for the journal are sent to two or more reviewers. Suggestions of reviewers can be made by the contributors of two or three qualified reviewers from our database working in the area of submitted manuscript; however, this is not compulsory and the suggestions may or may be not followed. Reviewers are given two weeks to write their reviews, extensions can be granted on request.
Every manuscript is assigned for one editor, who is required to check the suitability of selected reviewers, adequacy of reviewer comments and author response, scientific quality of the paper. According to the review comments, the editor give out the final decision which is acceptance outright, rejection outright or revision. If revision option is selected, the author is requested to provide point by point response to reviewer comments and resubmit the revised manuscript. Manuscripts may or may not be sent to reviewers after author revision depending on minor or major revisions.
After acceptance, manuscripts are copy edited including language editing, copy editing. Authors are recommended to consult a native English-speaking colleague. Clinical trial registry The DSRJournal adopts WHO’s definition of clinical trial: “any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes”. Observational studies will not require registration. The DSRJournal accepts registration in the following registries:
The specific trial registry name and number must be submitted with each clinical trial manuscript. The DSRJournal editors will check manuscripts on submission to determine if clinical trial registration is required. The trial registry name and number will be stated at the end of the abstract. Authors of randomized trials must follow the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT Statement) (http://www.consort-statement.org/)
Each author must contribute to the manuscript in these following areas:
- Substantial contribution to conception and design; or acquisition of data; or analysis and interpretation of data;AND
- Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published.
All those designated as authors should meet all three criteria for authorship, and those who meet all three criteria should be identified as authors. The corresponding author, or the author who is referred to as “first authorship”, is responsible to communicate with the journal from the beginning of submission to publication; particularly, the corresponding author must ensure the agreement of all qualified authors, the order of contributors, and reach the integrity of all contributors. Contributors who do not meet all three authorship criteria should not be listed as authors; however, are recommended to be acknowledged. Because readers may infer endorsement of any content in the article, the corresponding author can be required to obtain written permission of all acknowledged contributors. This might include persons who contributed patients, operative cases, technical help, writing assistance, laboratory space, general support, or statistical consultation.
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- Technical specifications
- General Points
- Original Research
- Systematic review
- Narrative review
- Case report
The headings indicated here should be included in the abstract. Authors should develop the abstract according to the type of manuscript they are submitting, with the understanding that the editors could designate the manuscript as a different type and require a revision in the abstract. This document must be submitted in a separate document in MS Word and PDF.
- No abstract may exceed 250 words to be acceptable.
- No abstract must be double spaced.
- Each section heading (i.e. Background) should be written in bold cases.
- Background: Summary of the general topic and the purpose or the hypothesis of the study.
- Methods: A description of the materials (generic names of drugs and equipment should be used, unless the particular brands are crucial to the study); the methods (including the type of study design); the participants (important eligibility criteria, number and selection process).
Results: A statement of the primary results of the study; the types of analyses used should be indicated, as should levels of statistical significance and confidence intervals. Conclusions: A statement of the conclusions (the answers to the hypotheses posed at the beginning of the study). Only the conclusions that are directly supported by the evidence provided by the study should be included. Any need for further study should be indicated. Keywords: A list of key words highlighting the article's most important topics.
Background: A summary of the objective of the literature review, whether it is cause (etiology), diagnosis, prognosis, therapy or prevention. Methods: A description of the types of studies reviewed, including identification of the criteria used to select and evaluate them and the method by which these criteria were applied. Results: A statement of the main results of the review that outlines the methods used to obtain these results and identifies the sources of variation between studies. Conclusions: A statement of the conclusions (the answers to the hypotheses posed at the beginning of the study). Only the conclusions that are directly supported by the evidence provided by the included literature. Keywords: A list of key words highlighting the article's most important topics.
Background: A summary of the objective of the literature review, whether it is cause (etiology), diagnosis, prognosis, therapy or prevention. Methods: A description of the types of studies reviewed, including identification of the criteria used to select them. Results: A statement of the main results of the review that outlines the methods used to obtain these results. Conclusions: A statement of the conclusions (the main descriptive outcomes found after the literature review). Keywords: A list of key words highlighting the article's most important topics.
Background: A summary of the general topic, the disorder being discussed and the purpose of the article. Case Description: A description of the disorder as manifested in the cases presented in the article, as well as the treatment undertaken and the expected vs. actual outcomes.
- Results: A statement of the primary results of the study; the types of analyses used should be indicated, as should levels of statistical significance and confidence intervals.
- Conclusions: A description of the practical implications of the findings; in other words, an answer to the question, "What does this mean for a dentist's practice?" Where possible, authors should provide information on further resources regarding the clinical and practical implications of their articles.
- Keywords: A list of key words highlighting the article's most important topics.
- Technical specifications
- Page setup
- Title page
- Resources and conflicts of interest
- Ethical implications
- General points
- Supplementary data
Manuscripts submitted to DSR must be prepared in MS Word and PDF. Also, illustrations must be attached separately as a PDF, a JPEG, or a TIFF file.
Manuscripts should have a maximum of 3000 words excluding title page, abstract, acknowledgements, references and illustrations. (The journal does not accept serial articles).
Pages must have 3 centimeters margins and must be numbered consecutively throughout the document.
- Running Head with a maximum of 50 characters should be provided in the upper left corner of all pages.
Each manuscript must have separately submitted two title pages in both MS Word and PDF format each. One page must contain the complete name of the manuscript, and complete information on all authors (Title page example on page 4), and the second page must be anonymous.
- Each author’s degrees should be listed on the non-anonymous page. Degrees below the Master’s are usually not listed unless it’s the highest degree obtained.
- The non-anonymous title page should contain the corresponding author and list that author’s complete contact information for the purposes of direct communication.
- The title in both pages should be as brief as possible with no more than 15 words.
According to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, all authors should have made substantial contributions to all the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted. Further information on the ICGME Guidelines for Authorship can be found HERE.All authors should submit write and submit one document in PDF, listing their affiliations, their academic degrees and their scientific or clinical contributions to the paper. Again, the editor and publisher reserve the right to ask for justification for each author’s inclusion.
Resources and conflicts of interest
When possible, authors should provide information on further resources regarding the clinical, practical and financial implications of their articles. Also, all authors must disclaim separately any conflicts of interest associated to their articles, within a personal signed document in PDF format.
Authors must submit a separate document regarding ethical implications of their articles MS Word and PDF.
Acknowledgements should be submitted on a separate page in MS Word and PDF.
A maximum of four figures, charts, graphs or photographs, and four tables or any combination thereof may be submitted. (See next paragraph for an exception to this rule.) Each separate chart, graph or photograph will be counted as a separate illustration; illustrations should not be grouped together as a single illustration. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are cited in the text. Regarding clinical figures, DSR will accept only digital files in PDF, JPEG or TIFF format. These may be uploaded separately indicating if it is either a figure or a table and its respective number. DSR will accept digital files of histologic slides, radiographs, magnetic resonance images and magnetic resonance angiograms. The publisher reserves the right to reject any figure that does not meet the necessary quality standards for publication.
- (Exception. For only articles on esthetic care, authors are invited to provide sufficient numbers of high-quality photographs to present their material comprehensively, provided that there is an appropriate ratio of text to photographs: the length of the manuscript must be sufficient to support placement of photographs within the text. As a rule of thumb, assume an outside limit of three photographs per manuscript page.)
Any patient who is clearly identified in the article (either in text or in photographs and/or videos) must sign a consent form indicating his or her consent to be thus depicted in the article. This document must be signed and submitted in PDF.
- The letter font must be Arial for titles and Times New Roman for text.
- Letter sizing must be uniform.
- Manuscripts must be written with double space in between.
This material should be submitted at each submission of the manuscript (in other words, with the original and any revisions) to permit full review in MS Word and PDF.
All references should be listed in the main manuscript in Vancouver or APA styles. Last Name First Name. Degree1 1Department, Address, Postal Code. Corresponding Author Last Name First Name, Degree e-mail phone
Ethics in Publsihing
The research policies and DSR Journal have the highest standards regarding scientific integrity and avoidance of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.
When submitting a paper on DSR Journal, authors automatically agree they have read and accepted all guidelines before submission. They assure thereby that the paper contains no element of data fabrication, data falsification or plagiarism (including unacknowledged self-plagiarism). Any writing or drawing using data from another source must either be in quotes, or in their own author’s words, citing every source with no exemptions.
This journal will regularly check the manuscripts upon plagiarism, which means that by submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.