Guide for Authors
Michael G. Newman, DDS
UCLA School of Dentistry
Section of Periodontics
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Scott L. Tomar, DMD, MPH, DrPH
University of Florida College of Dentistry and Behavioral Science
1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5188
PO Box 103628
Gainesville, FL 32610-3628
Tel: (352) 273-5968
Fax: (352) 273-5985
3251 Riverport Lane
St Louis, MO 63043
Tel: (314) 447-9226
MANAGING EDITORSElaine Steinborn (Article Analysis and Evaluations)
Danita Jackson Carter
3251 Riverport Lane
St Louis, MO 63043
Tel: (314) 447-8171
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORSEDITORIAL POLICIES
Manuscripts submitted for publication in The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice and correspondence relating to them should be sent to Danita Jackson Carter through our EES system: http://ees.elsevier.com/jebdp.MANUSCRIPTS
The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice has two primarygoals:
- To improve patients' outcomes and health
- To facilitate decision-making that results in better patientoutcomes, enhanced research planning, better products,and improved policy development Manuscripts thatreview or address the Journal's goals are welcome. Currentstatus of an evidence-based topic, systematic reviews, andarticles on diagnosis, or treatment are encouraged.Emphasis for acceptance includes a clear statement abouthow the manuscript content addresses the Journal's goals.Clarity of presentation is very important.
- Demonstrate the clinical application of an evidence-basedapproach
- Provide specific examples of how an evidence-basedapproach has been integrated into clinical practice
- Present new techniques for teaching application of theevidence-based approach
- Present original research providing compelling evidencethat may influence the practice of dentistry
- Facilitate decision?making that results in better patient outcomes,enhanced research planning, better products, orimproved policy development.
Copyright statement. The specified copyright statementthat appears at the end of the Information for Authors mustbe completed, signed by all authors, and submitted with themanuscript. If not completed in full, it will be returned to theauthor for completion.PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts should be typewritten on one side of thepaper only, with double-spacing and liberal margins. Theoriginal and one copy should be submitted.Most word-processing programs are acceptable, althoughIBM-WordPerfect or Macintosh--Microsoft Word is preferred.Disks should be labeled with the computer type (IBM orMacintosh), word-processing program, title of paper, and firstauthor's name. The word processor's default typeface and typesize should be used. Text formatting capabilities should not beused. Number pages consecutively beginning with the titlepage.
Title page. The title page of the original manuscript shouldinclude the title of the article, the full name of the author(s),academic degrees, positions, and institutional affiliations.Listed authors should include only those individuals whohave made a significant creative contribution. The correspondingauthor's address, business and home telephonenumbers, fax number, and e-mail address should be given.Authorship. All persons who are identified as authors shouldmake substantial contribution to the manuscript through significantlycontributing to the conception, design, analysis orinterpretation of data, drafting or significantly revising themanuscript, and providing final approval of the manuscript.All three of these conditions must be met by each author.Persons who contribute to the effort in supportive rolesshould not be included as authors; rather, they should beacknowledged at the end of the paper.
References. . References should be cited selectively. Personalcommunications and unpublished data are not to be cited asreferences; instead, they should be cited in parentheses at theappropriate place in the text. Make sure all references have beenverified and are cited consecutively in the text by superscriptnumbers. References to articles in press must include authors'surnames and initials, title of article, and name of journal. Thereference list should be typed double-spaced on a separate page andnumbered in order as the reference citations appear in the text. Forjournal citations, include surnames and initials of authors, completetitle of article, name of journal (abbreviated according to theCumulated Index Medicus), year of publication, volume number,and inclusive page numbers. For book citations, surnames andinitials of authors, chapter title (if applicable), editors' surnames andinitials, book title, volume number (if applicable), edition number (ifapplicable), city and full name of publisher, year of publication, andinclusive page numbers of citation.EXAMPLES (if six or fewer authors, list all; if seven ormore, list first six and add "et al"):
Format for periodical references: Pullon PA, McGivney J.Computer utilization in an oral biopsy service. Int J Oral Surg1977;6:251-5.Format for book references: Seakins J, Saunders R, editors.Treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. London: ChurchillLivingstone; 1973. p. 51-6.
Format for chapter references: Hudson FB, Hawcroft J.Duration of treatment in phenylketonuria. In: Seakins J,Saunders R, editors. Treatment of inborn errors ofmetabolism. London: Churchill Livingstone; 1973. p. 51-6.Illustrations. Illustrations must be in black and white.Illustrations (two sets of glossy prints) accompanyingmanuscripts should be numbered, provided with suitablelegends, and marked lightly on the back with the article titleand an arrow to indicate the top edge. Drawings or graphsshould be prepared in black India ink. Typewritten or freehandlettering on illustrations is not acceptable. All letteringmust be done professionally, and letters should be in proportionto the drawings or photographs on which they appear.Do not send original artwork or x-ray films. Because goodblack-and-white contrast is essential for the best reproduction,only glossy print photographs (no smaller than 3 x 4inches and no larger than 5 x 7 inches) are acceptable.Consistency in size of illustrations within an article is stronglypreferred, and special instructions concerning sizingshould be specifically noted. Roentgenograms should besupplied as prints showing bone areas as white. Illustrationswill be returned only if requested by the author. The size ofthe illustration should be as close as possible to the standardsize of illustration in this Journal.
Electronic illustration submission. Figures may be submittedin electronic format provided that high-quality digital orglossy prints are also included. All images should be at least5 inches wide. Images should be provided in EPS or TIF formaton Zip disk, CD, floppy, Jaz, or 3.5 MO. Both Macintosh andPC are acceptable. Graphics software such as Photoshop andIllustrator (but not presentation software such as PowerPoint,CorelDraw, and Harvard Graphics) should be used in the creationof the art. Gray-scale images should be at least 300 DPIand be accompanied by a high-quality digital or glossy proof.Combinations of gray-scale and line art should be at least1200 DPI and be accompanied by a high-quality digital orglossy proof. Line art (black-and-white) should be at least1200 DPI and be accompanied by a high-quality digital orglossy proof. Please include hardware and software information(in addition to file names) with the disk.Legends to illustrations. Each illustration must be accompaniedby a legend. These should be typed double-spaced on aseparate sheet of paper. If an illustration has been taken frompublished material, the legend must give full credit to the originalsource.
Tables. The tables should be typewritten double-spaced,including column heads, data, and footnotes, and submittedon separate sheets. Tables should be self-explanatory andshould supplement, not duplicate, the text. A concise titleshould be supplied for each table. All columns should carryconcise headings describing the data therein. Type all footnotesimmediately below the table and define abbreviations.If a table or any data therein have been previously published,a footnote to the table must give full credit to the originalsource.Permissions. Direct quotations, tables, or illustrations that have appeared in copyrighted material must be accompanied by written permission for their use from the copyright owner and original author, along with complete information as to source. Photographs of identifiable persons must be accompanied by signed releases showing informed consent. Articles appear in both the print and the online versions of the journal, and wording should specify permission in all forms and media. Failure to obtain electronic permission rights may result in the images not appearing in the online version.
Copyright statement. The following copyright statement must be signed by ALL authors:
- "The undersigned author(s) transfers all copyright ownership of the manuscript entitled to Elsevier Inc., in the event the work is published. The undersigned author(s) warrants that the article is original; is not under consideration by another publication; and its essential substance, tables, or figures have not been previously published. This restriction does not apply to abstracts or press reports published in connection with scientific meetings. I (we) have no financial interest in the products presented in this work. If I (we) have a financial interest, it is disclosed on an attached sheet. The author(s) confirms the final manuscript has been read and each author's contribution has been approved by the appropriate author." he responsible author(s) must be named.
Type name: _____________________________________________Signature: _____________________________________________Date: ________________________
CHECKLIST FOR AUTHORS___ Letter of submission
___ Signed copyright transfer statement (signed by all authors)
___ Original and one copy of article
___ Title page
___ Title of article (on original and one copy)
___ Full name(s) (on title page only), academic degree(s), affiliation(s), and titles of author(s)
___ Author to whom correspondence, galleys, and reprintrequests are to be sent, including address and businessand home telephone numbers, fax number, and e-mailaddress
___ Abstract (double-spaced with article)
___ Article/Editorial proper (double-spaced)
___ References (double-spaced, on a separate sheet)
___ Tables (double-spaced, on separate sheets)
___ Legends (double-spaced, on a separate sheet)
___ Illustrations, properly labeled (three sets of glossy prints)
___ Acknowledgments (on a separate sheet)
___ Source of funding for research (on a separate sheet)
___ Permission to reproduce previously published material,in all forms and media
___ Permission to publish photographs of identifiable persons
___ Financial interest disclosure, if applicable (on a separatesheet)
___ If this paper was presented at a meeting, identify organization,city, and year (on a separate sheet)
___ Conflict of interest form