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Author Guidelines

Definition of Author 

 The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has quoted that, an “author” is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study; and biomedical authorship continues to have important academic, social and financial implications1. In the past, readers were rarely provided with information about contributions to studies from persons listed as authors and in Acknowledgments2 

The ICMJE has recommended the following criteria for authorship.  

A) Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;  

B) Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 

C) Final approval of the version to be published.  

References  

1. Davidoff F, for the CSE Task Force on Authorship. Who’s the author? Problems with biomedical, authorship and some possible solutions. Science Editor. 2000;23:111-9. 

2. Yank V, Rennie D. Disclosure of researcher contributions: a study of original research articles in The Lancet. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:661-70.

 

Online Submission

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  • First go to Home page http://ijomp.org/
  • If you are a New User Register  http://ijomp.org/index.php/ijomp/user/register
  • Register as Author, Reader, Reviewer
  • Once Register Login
  • Go to Author page
  • Click New submission
  • Follow the five steps link by accepting the  Terms & Condition
  • Upload the main manuscript
  • Then Supplementary files (First page file, Copyright Transfer form, Graphs, and Images)
  • Finish the submission and you will receive an automated mail through the website. 

Any questions regarding the status of an accepted manuscript can be sent from the site once you login. Manuscripts submission through the journal website is always preferred.In the case of extreme difficulties encountered when submitting online, all the supplementary documents along with the main manuscripts can be submitted directly as e-mail attachments to the Editor at editor@ijomp.org.


Author Guidelines 

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

Letter of Submission (First Page File):  

  • Prepare the covering letter taking full responsibility for the original content of the work, along with Acknowledgments, Sources of supportand conflict of interestusing a word processor program. 
  • This should also include a page on the title of the manuscript, every author’s details with designation, department, university affiliation, college, place, e-mail id & phone number (if any) along with the corresponding author address.  

Declaration (Copyright Transfer Form): 

  • At the time of online submission, the scanned copy (jpeg/pdf) of the copyright transfer form (enclosed),signed by all authors, has to be submitted as supplementary file along with the manuscript.
  • Within two weeks of submission,the original copyright transfer form duly signed by all the authors, has to be submitted to the editorial office (given below) by surface mail. 

 Main Manuscript

  • Manuscript should be formatted in accordance with the below mentioned guidelines.
  • The text files of the manuscript are written in Microsoft Word. The text should be double-spaced, in Arial, font size 11. 
  • Beginning from the “Title (without author details), abstract, till References” should be in this file. 
  • Legends for Figures, Tables and graphs should be included after references.
  • Do not incorporate images in this file.  
  • Do not zip the files. Limit the file size to 400 kb. If the file size is large, graphs can also be submitted as images separately without incorporating them in the file.   

Photographs (Images)

  • Submit good quality color images. Every image should have the resolution of 300dpi. The images having lesser resolution will not be considered. 
  • All images should be preferably in JPEG format. 
  • Up load the images as supplementary files. 
  • Do not zip the files.  

All submitted manuscripts are the sole property of international journal of oral and maxillofacial pathology and does not intend to return the rejected manuscripts.

 

Covering Letter 

To,                                                                                                                  Place:

                                                                                                                        Date: 

The Editor in Chief, 

International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology  

                        Sub: Manuscript Submission for publication  

Dear Sir, 

We intend to publish an article entitled “_______________________________” in your journal as an Original Research Article/Case Report/Review Article.  

On behalf of all authors, I take the full responsibility for the original content of the above mentioned manuscript and will correspond with the journal from this point onwards. I as a corresponding author have well informed all the coauthors regarding the publications of this original manuscript in this journal. I as principle and corresponding author here by state that the details and address of all the associated coauthors listed along with me are accurate and I take complete blame if any of these details are found to be false or forged.  

I hereby also declare the following:

 

Source of Support:        Nil / yes (Grant / financial support details) 

Conflicts of interest:      Nil /  

Acknowledgement:        Specific person / Department staff / institution /

 

Thanking you,

Yours’ sincerely,

 

Signature

 

Corresponding Author: 

Name:  

Address: 

Phone: 

E-mail:  

Author Details

 

Type of article:Original Research article/ Case Report / Review article 

Title of the article:  

Author Names:         First                                                   Middle                                               Last 

1.

3. 

4. 

5.  

6. 


Affiliation details of all the Authors to be mentioned below separately: 

Designation: 

Department:  

University affiliation:  

College: 

Place: 

E-mail id: 

Phone No: 

  

Corresponding Author details: 

Name:   

Address: 

Phone number: 

E-mail address:  

  

Total number of pages: 

Total number of figures: 

Total number of tables: 

Total Number of graphs:

Check List

Authors are required to check their submission's compliance with all of the following items, before beginning for online submission. 

  1. 1.   Covering letter: Yes / No
  2. 2.   Author Details        

Yes / No: Total Number of authors not exceeding the limit as per the instructions.

Yes / No:Full name, with first, Middle and Last name mentioned.            

Yes / No: all the authors details including corresponding author details enclosed.

3. Copy Right Form

Yes / No: title of the manuscript with number is mentioned

Yes / No: signature of all the authors with date.

4. Main Manuscript

Yes / No: Blind reviewing done (Identity not revealed) e.g., name of the institute or author details not mentioned in case report/material and methods/in photographs, etc.

Yes / No: Arial 11 size font with double spacing       

Yes / No: Margins, normal that is 1” from all sides  

Yes / No: Title page contains all the desired information

Yes / No: Uniformly British English

Yes / No: Structured abstract provided 

Yes / No: Key words provided with reference to MeSH [Medical Subject Heading}

Yes / No: Abbreviations spelt out in full for the first time not in abstract but from introduction

Yes / No: Headings in sentence case without underlying or capitalized

Yes / No: Numerals at the beginning of the sentence spelt out

Yes / No: References cited in superscript in the manuscript without brackets

Yes / No: References according to the journal’s instructions.

5. Tables and figures

Yes / No: Repetition of data in tables/graphs and in main text not done

Yes / No: Good qualityFigures provided (resolution of 300 dpi) separately

Yes / No: Table and figure numbers in Arabic letters (not Roman)

Yes / No: Figure legends provided at the end of the manuscript

Yes / No: Patients privacy maintained with blackening of eyes (if not, written permission enclosed)

Yes / No: Credit note for borrowed figures/tables provided

The main manuscript document has to be submitted at first, as the review version and the rest of the documents like covering letter, author details, copyright form and Images have to be submitted as supplementary files.


Important information

All research work that involves the study of human subjects should state at the appropriate section, that the research was approved by the institutional review board or ethics committee in accordance with national and international guidelines and regulations, e.g., the Declaration of Helsinki.


Acknowledgments

v  Acknowledge persons who have made substantive contributions to the study. 

v  Specify the institution or department where the study was conducted.


Source of support

v  Specify grant or other financial support, citing the name of the supporting organization and grant number. 


Conflict of Interest Statement

Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). When there is some relationship between the authors and some public or private entity that could give rise to some conflict of interest, this possibility should be made known on the title page of the manuscript and in the covering letter of submission. 

In case there is no conflict of interest, the author should state so (for example: “I declare that I do not have any commercial or associative interest that represents a conflict of interest in connection with the work submitted”).


Copyright Statement

The whole of the literary matter is the copyright of the Editorial Board. The Journal (IJOMP), however, grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work (either in pre-print or post-print format) publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also grants the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use. 

 

Editor’s Office

Dr.Madhusudan A.S.

Editor in chief,

Institute of Dental Sciences,

Bareilly (UP)

Mobile: 09413026974

E-mail:editor@ijomp.org


Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

(Do not include authors name/affiliation/any other details to ensure blinding of the manuscript)

A. Original Research Articles

Randomised controlled trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic test, outcome studies, cost effectiveness analyses, case-control series, and surveys with high response rate.

Title: First Page of the manuscript should include the title, Abstract and Keywords.

Authors: The number of authors should not exceed more than six.

Abstract:

  • A maximum of 300 words should be included in the abstract.
  • The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.
  • For basic and clinical research articles abstract must be structured with the following sections: 
    • Background
    • Aims and Objectives
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

Key words

  • List of key words not to exceed 6.
  • Every keyword should be separated by a semicolon without spacing.
  • All the key words has to be checked for its presence in MeSH, which stands for Medical Subject Headings, which is a controlled vocabulary system developed by the National Library of Medicine, for the purpose of indexing, available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/2009/mesh_browser/MBrowser.htmlor search MeSH in www.google.com

Manuscript Text 

  • Introduction. Summarize the rationale and purpose of the study, giving only pertinent references. Clearly state the working hypothesis.
  • Materials and Methods. Present materials and methods in sufficient detail to allow confirmation of the observations. Published methods should be referenced and discussed only briefly, unless modifications have been made. Indicate the statistical methodsused, if applicable.
  • Results. Present results in a logical sequence in the text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data in the tables or illustrations; emphasize only important observations. (Maximum 6 illustrations including Graph/Tables/Figures).
  • Discussion.Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction or Results section. Relate observations to other relevant studies and point out the implications of the findings and their limitations.
  • Conclusions.Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not adequately supported by the data. In particular, authors should avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs, unless their manuscript includes the appropriate economic data and analysis. Avoid claiming priority and alluding to work that has not been completed. State new hypothesis when warranted, but clearly label them as such.
  • References.The reference list should appear at the end of the article in numeric sequence. All references must be cited in the text as superscript and numbered in order of appearance. Do not include unpublished data or personal communications in the reference list. Follow the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors(Vancouver Group).
  • Abbreviations.The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
  • Trade names.Generic terms are to be used whenever possible, but trade names and manufacturer name, city, state, and country should be included parenthetically at first mention.

B. Invited Review Articles

IJOMP publishes invited reviews from the well-known authors. Ask the editors about the topic before submitting the same. Topics related to Systemic critical assessments of literature and data sources. 

Authors: The number of authors should not exceed more than four.

Abstract: Abstract for reviews, should not exceed 250 words and need not be structured. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.

Key words: List of key words, not to exceed 6. All the key words has to be checked for its presence in MeSH, which stands for Medical Subject Headings, which is a controlled vocabulary system developed by the National Library of Medicine, for the purpose of indexing, available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/2009/mesh_browser/MBrowser.htmlor search MeSH in www.google.com

Manuscript Text 

  • Introduction. Summarize the rationale and purpose of the Review, giving only pertinent references. Clearly state the need and concept behind the review.
  • Discussion.Emphasize the new and important aspects of the Topic of discussion and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction section. Relate observations to other relevant studies and point out the implications of the findings and their limitations.
  • Conclusions.Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not adequately supported by the data. In particular, authors should avoid making statements on economic benefits and costs unless their manuscript includes the appropriate economic data and analysis. Avoid claiming priority and alluding to work that has not been completed. State new hypothesis when warranted, but clearly label them as such.
  • References.All references must be cited in the text as superscript & numbered in order of appearance, at the end of the article in numeric sequence. Do not include unpublished data or personal communications in the reference list.
  • Acknowledgments.Acknowledge persons who have made substantive contributions to the review.
  • Abbreviations.The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
  • Trade names.Generic terms are to be used whenever possible, but trade names and manufacturer name, city, state, and country should be included parenthetically at first mention.


C. Case Reports

New / interesting / very rare cases can be reported. Cases with clinical significance or implications will be given priority, whereas, mere reporting of a rare case may not be considered.

Authors: The number of authors should not exceed more than four.

Abstract:Should not exceed 250 words and need not be structured.

Key words: List of key words should not exceed 6. All the key words has to be checked for its presence in MeSH, which stands for Medical Subject Headings, which is a controlled vocabulary system developed by the National Library of Medicine, for the purpose of indexing, available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/2009/mesh_browser/MBrowser.htmlor search MeSH in www.google.com

Manuscript Text 

  • Introduction. Should include definition, history, etiopathogenesis, prevalence and distribution patterns. Explain why this report is special.
  • Case Report.Chief complaint, History, Clinical features, Radiographic and other investigation findings, Diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis. (Photographs & Photo micrographs not to exceed 4 in no.)
  • Discussion.Emphasize the new and important aspects of the Case and the conclusions that follow from them. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the Introduction section. Relate observations to other reports in the literature and point out the implications of the findings and their observations.
  • Conclusions.Link the conclusions with the goals of the case but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not adequately supported by the data. 
  • References.All references must be cited in the text as superscript & numbered in order of appearance and should appear in numeric sequence, at the end. Do not include unpublished data or personal communications in the reference list. Cite such references parenthetically in the text and include a date.
  • Acknowledgments.Acknowledge persons who have made substantive contributions directly or indirectly in the preparation of case report.
  • Abbreviations.The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
  • Trade names.Generic terms are to be used whenever possible, but trade names and manufacturer name, city, state, and country should be included parenthetically at first mention.

D. Short Communication

  • Up to 1000 words excluding references and abstract and up to 5 references.

 

E. Letter To The Editor

  • Should be a short and decisive observation. 
  • They should not be preliminary observations that need a later paper for validation. 
  • Should be Up to 400 words and 4 references.

 

F. Announcements of conferences, meetings, courses, awards etc.,

Any other items likely to be of interest to the readers should be submitted with the name and address of the person from whom additional information can be obtained. Up to 100 words.

 

G. Abstract Submission

Before getting your thesis published elsewhere only the abstract can be made available on the internet for everybody to visualize and know, cite and acknowledge your work. 


Specific instructions for Preparation of References

  • IJOMP follows author guidelines given by NLM 2ndedition 2007, there is no style applied to citations. No italic, No bold, No underline.
  • Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Provide complete information for each reference, including names of all authors (up to six).
  • Referencing in the text should be in the order of citation (Vancour system) as a superscription without space
  • Multiple reference numbers should be with a comma & no spacing between them. 
  • Continues multiple references should be numbered with initial and last numbers with a dash & nospacing between them.
  • If reference number is at the end of the sentence, then it should be after fullstop without space. 

Journal reference style:

  • Authors (Last name First Name Initial). Article title. Abbreviated Journal Title. Year Month Date; Volume Number (Issue Number): Inclusive Pages.
  • The words "volume" and "number" (or their abbreviations) are usually omitted when citing journal articles, but are included when citing books.

Example:

Benn A, Altini M. Dentigerous cysts of inflammatory origin. A clinicopathologic study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 1996 Jun;81:203-9. 

Yamazaki M, Cheng J, Hao N, Takagi R, Jimi S, Itabe H. et al. Basement membrane type heparan sulfate proteoglycan (perlecan) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) are co-localized in granulation tissues: a possible pathogenesis of cholesterol granulomas in jaw cysts. J Oral Pathol Med. 2004 Mar;33(3):177-84.

Jun BC, Song SW, Park CS, Lee DH, Cho KJ, Cho JH. The analysis of maxillary sinus aeration according to aging process: volume assessment by 3-dimensional reconstruction by high-resolutional CT scanning. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Mar;132(3):429-34.

No Author given

  • When there is no author, begin the citation with the title of the article. Do not use anonymous.
  • Title. Article title. Journal Title. Date of Publication. Vol. (issue): page numbers. Place of Publication.

Example:

Drug-resistance tuberculosis among the foreign-born in Canada. Can Commun Dis Rep. 2005 Feb 15;31(4):46-52. English, French.

Online Journal

  • Author(s). Article Title. Abbreviated journal name [Type of Medium (e.g. Internet)]. Date of Publication [cited Date of Citation];Vol(issue number): Location. Available from: URL

Example:

Kaul S, Diamond GA. Good enough: a primer on the analysis and interpretation of non-inferiority trials. Ann Intern Med [Internet]. 2006 Jul 4 [cited 2007 Jan 4];145(1):62-9. Available from: http://www.annals.org/cgi/reprint/145/1/62.pdf

Happell B. The influence of education on the career preferences of undergraduate nursing students. Aust Electron J Nurs Educ [Internet]. 2002 Apr [cited 2007 Jan 8];8(1):[about 12 p.]. Available from: http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/nhcp/aejne/vol8-1/refereed/happell_max.html

Online Journal from a database
  • The general format for a reference to a database/retrieval system on the Internet, including punctuation:

For a single database: 

  • Title [Type of Medium]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Date of Publication [modified Date of Update/Revision; Date of Citation]. Available from: URL.
  • Example: Database of Human Disease Causing Gene Homologues in Dictyostelium Discoideum [Internet]. San Diego (CA): San Diego Supercomputer Center; 2003 [modified 2003 Mar 30; cited 2007 Feb 2]. Available from: http://dictyworldbench.sdsc.edu/HDGDD/.

Book 

General Format

Authors or Editors. Book title. Edition. Secondary Author (or translator). Place of Publication: Publisher; Date of Publication. Total number of pages.

Example:

Eyre HJ, Lange DP, Morris LB. Informed decisions: the complete book of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. 2nd ed. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; c2002. 768 p.

Online Resources

Homepages

  • Author. Title [Type of Medium]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Date of Publication [Date of update/Revision; Date of Citation]. Available from: URL.

Example:

Hooper JF. Psychiatry & the Law: Forensic Psychiatric Resources Page [Internet]. Tuscaloosa (AL): University of Alabama, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology; 1999 Jan 1 [updated 2006 Jul 8; cited 2007 Feb 23]. Available from: http://bama.ua.edu/~jhooper/.

Parts of Web Sites (Webpages)

  • Title of Homepage [Type of Medium]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Date of Publication of Homepage [Dated of Citation of Part]; [Location (Pagination) of Part]. Available from: URL

Example:

AMA: helping doctors help patients [Internet]. Chicago: American Medical Association; c1995-2007. AMA launches exclusive partnership with the Reach MD Channel for medical professionals; 2007 Mar 26 [cited 2007 Mar 28]; [about 2 screens]. Available from: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/17469.html

Online Journals

  • Author(s). Article Title. Abbreviated journal name [Type of Medium (e.g. Internet)]. Date of Publication [cited Date of Citation]; Vol(issue number): Location. Available from: URL

Example:

Kaul S, Diamond GA. Good enough: a primer on the analysis and interpretation of non-inferiority trials. Ann Intern Med [Internet]. 2006 Jul 4 [cited 2007 Jan 4];145(1):62-9. Available from: http://www.annals.org/cgi/reprint/145/1/62.pdf

Happell B. The influence of education on the career preferences of undergraduate nursing students. Aust Electron J Nurs Educ [Internet]. 2002 Apr [cited 2007 Jan 8];8(1):[about 12 p.]. Available from: http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/nhcp/aejne/vol8-1/refereed/happell_max.html

Most of the above information has been excerpted from:

Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling, Daniel L., technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [cited 2007 Oct 29]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/electric/quickguides/docs/nlm.html

 

 

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. Covering Letter
  2. Author Details needs to be mentioned
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures and tables are placed at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the basic instructions for 'Ensuring a Blind Review' have been followed.
  7. Journal’s Policy on Plagiarism is strict once the editorial board detects plagiarism at any stage of reviewing, publishing and printing , the board has the right to remove the article from the journal (even after publishing, we can remove it from the second edition and put a notce that the article is removed). In any such cases the author processing fees won’t be refunded. All authors are equally responsible for plagariism. By clicking this you are agreeing with the journals policy on plagiarism and you certify that you are responsible for any consequences of your manuscript regarding on plagiarism claim.
 

Copyright Notice

Copy Right Policy
The whole of the literary matter is the copyright of the Editorial Board. The Journal (IJOMP), however, grants to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to and a license to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work (either in pre-print or post-print format) publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable non-commercial purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship and ownership of the rights. The journal also grants the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal non-commercial use.

 

Privacy Statement

             The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

              Although every effort is made by the publishers and editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisements herein are the responsibility of the authors, contributor, sponsor, or advertiser concerned.

              Accordingly, the publishers and the editorial board accept no liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that drug doses and other quantities are presented accurately, readers are advised that new methods and techniques involving drug usage, and described in this journal, should only be followed in conjunction with the drug manufacturer's own published literature in their own country.

 


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