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Submission: Online Submission is only acceptable via this link

Article Submission steps:

Registration as a new user in the journal website Receiving a code for the manuscript Filling out the form Checking the files and comments provided in the page Approving the manuscript

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:: Instruction to Authors ::

Instruction for Authors

JIDA is the official scientific publication of the Iranian Dental Association (Electronic ISSN: 2383-3041). Our aim is to enhance the knowledge and promote the quality of practice of dental clinicians and scholars. JIDA accepts papers reporting the results of original research projects, review articles, case reports and technical reports in the field of dentistry. Only descriptive and analytical studies conducted at the international level will be considered for initial evaluation and potential publication. The review articles are subjected to peer reviewing and accepted only if the importance of the topics and quality of the works are established at any given time. JIDA gladly accepts quality research works conducted by the members of academia or private dental professionals from all over the world.

All papers are published in English. The editor in chief requires the authors to provide a cover letter in which they state the following:

1) The paper submitted is an original and unpublished work and all the listed authors have contributed to its conduction.

2) The authors have not submitted the same material or portions of it to any other journal with a pending decision regarding its publication. Also, additional submissions should not be made before completion of the reviewing process by JIDA.

3) The authors should also guarantee that once their manuscript has been accepted for publication by JIDA, they would not submit the same material or portions of it to any other journal before publication by JIDA.

We publish original research articles, review articles, case reports, commentaries and letter to editors. We are delighted to consider manuscripts for publication from scholars all over the world.

Article Categories

Original Research Articles: Reports of original research that are novel and well-documented are the main interest of JIDA. These manuscripts must be organized into eight parts: (1) Abstract (Background and Aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion); (2) Introduction; (3) Materials and Methods; (4) Results; (5) Discussion; (6) Conclusion; (7) Acknowledgement; (8) References

Review Articles: Review articles are by invitation only. These manuscripts are usually written by experts in the field who have been invited by the Editorial Board. The Editor in Chief may request a renowned researcher to write a review article on a specific topic exclusively for JIDA. Authors of such review articles must provide at least three citations to their previous published work on the topic to be reviewed. Review articles must be comprehensive and authoritative and must meet the scope of the journal.

2. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: Manuscripts that review the current status of a given topic, diagnosis, or treatment. These manuscripts should not be an exhaustive review of the literature but rather should review a contemporary thought with respect to the topic. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses manuscripts should follow PRISMA ( http://www.prisma-statement.org)

and the Institute of Medicines' guidelines ( http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Finding-What-Works-in-Health-Care-Standards-for-Systematic-Reviews/Standards.aspx).

Case Reports/Case Series: Reports of clinical cases that can be educational may qualify for publication in JIDA. Case reports/series must describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma or very rare cases. Authors should thoroughly explain the process of diagnostic work up and treatment and briefly review the available literature. Clinical relevance or implications of the case must be discussed as well. All case report articles should indicate that written informed consent to publish the information has been obtained from the patients or their legal guardians. Case reports must meet the followings in order to become qualified for publication: (1) rare or unusual cases that need documentation, (2) well-documented cases showing unusual or "atypical" clinical or microscopic features or (3) cases showing good long-term follow-up information, particularly in areas in which good statistics on results of treatment are lacking. Case reports must be organized into four parts: (1) Abstract (Introduction, Case presentation, Conclusion), (2) Introduction, (3) Case Presentation, (4) Discussion.

Commentaries: These articles are short articles on any subject within the scope of the journal written by opinion leaders and are related to contemporary issues, such as recent research findings.

Letter to the Editor: These manuscripts may do a re-analysis of a previously published article, may include a response to the authors of an original publication, or may be an article that does not meet the ‘standard research’ criteria but may be informative for readers.

Manuscript Submission

Always submit three copies of the manuscript and two sets of photographs, illustrations, diagrams, etc. Manuscript should be typed in double space. Tables as well as illustrations should be typed and drawn on a separate paper. Do not submit tables as photographs. In case of electronic submission of the manuscript the authors must declare that it has been exclusively submitted to the Iranian Dental Association Journal. The text should be submitted in Microsoft Word format as an attachment. The figures should be sent in a format of JPEG or GIF. Submission is also acceptable via Journal URL: www.Jida.ir

Original research articles should include: Title page; Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.

Title page: Title page must include complete title of the manuscript, the name of all authors with their highest academic ranking, the name of the department or institution in which they work, mailing address for correspondence, phone number, e-mail, and fax number.

Abstract: All original articles must have a structured abstract not exceeding 250 words. It should be structured as Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion followed by 3 to 5 Keywords. Keywords will assist indexers in cross indexing the article as they are published with abstract. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html). The abstract must accurately reflect the content of the manuscript.

Introduction: This part should summarize the purpose and the rationale behind the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.

Materials and Methods: This part should explain the exact methods used in the observation or experiment. If an apparatus is used, the manufacturer’s name, city and country should be provided in parenthesis. If a specific method is used, citations must be provided; but if a new method is applied, enough information must be provided so that another researcher would be able to repeat the experiment. If a drug is used, its generic name, dosage and route of administration must be given. For patients, age, sex and mean age ± standard deviation must be given. Statistical methods and the software program used must be mentioned as well.

Results: The obtained results may be described in the text, tables and figures (diagrams). The contents of the tables should not be repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be provided. Lengthy articles may need sub-headings (especially in the Results and Discussion sections) for further clarification.

Discussion: This part should explain the present findings and the variations or similarities with other works done in the field by other researchers. The results should not be repeated in the discussion again. Discuss the new and important aspects of the study and the drawn conclusions. It must be mentioned whether the study hypothesis mentioned in the introduction was confirmed or refuted.

Acknowledgement: All contributors who did not meet the criteria for authorship should be mentioned in the acknowledgement section. This part should include the names of individuals who provided technical support or writing assistance and the head of department. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.

Tables: Tables should be submitted in limited numbers with the captions placed above. Do not submit tables as photographs. Provide explanatory footnotes.

Figures: Figures should be submitted in limited numbers, with high quality artwork mounted on separate pages. The captions should be placed below. Data should not be repeated in tables, figures and text, simultaneously.

References: All manuscripts should be accompanied by relevant references. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of citations provided. Number references consecutively in the order they first appear in the text. Identify references by Arabic numerals, and place them as superscript numerals within the sentence. Do not link the references to their numbers as footnotes or endnotes. References cited only in tables or legends of figures should appear as a source note to the table or figure. Follow the style of these general examples, which are based on the formats used in Index Medicus. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus style. If there are more than six authors, list the first six and use et al for the rest.

Article: Seale NS, Casamassimo PS. U.S. Predoctoral education in pediatric dentistry: its impact on access to dental care. J Dent Educ 2003;67(1):23-9. Book: Avery JK. Essentials of oral histology and embryology: a clinical approach. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2000. Chapter in an Edited Volume.

Chapter: Inglehart MR, Filstrup SL, Wandera A. Oral health and quality of life in children. In: Inglehart MR, Bragramian RA, Eds. Oral health-related quality of life. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing Co., 2002:79-88.

Proof Reading: A computer print out is sent to the corresponding author for proof reading before publication. Corrections should be marked clearly and sent immediately to the Journal office.

Abbreviations and symbols: Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid using them in the title. The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.


Radiographs, CT scans, ECGs, graphs, etc. should be professionally designed. Do not send artwork, or slides. Glossy photographs are requested. Computer-generated line art is acceptable only as an original work. The back of each illustration should have the following information: figure number, title of manuscript, and correct orientation (i.e. top). Complete anonymity of patients is recommended. Please mask the eyes in photographs of patients. You may send us your manuscript by Online Submission or standard mail, fax, or E-mail.

Disposal of material

Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will be held for 6 months before disposal.

The final checklist

The authors must ensure that before submitting their manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following:

1- Title page should contain title, name of the author/co-authors, their affiliation, and mailing address for future correspondence, E-mail address and phone and fax numbers.

2- Abstract in structured format not exceeding 250 words.

3- Reference style as stated in the Instruction to Authors.

4- Tables should be typed on separate pages.

5- Provide captions for tables and figures. Do not repeat the results in tables if they have been already mentioned in the text.

6- Photographs / illustrations along with their captions.

7- Manuscript in triplicate.

8- Letter of undertaking signed by all authors.

9- Disclosure regarding sources of funding and conflicts of interest if any besides approval of the study by the respective Ethics Committee/ Institution Review Board.

10- Covering Letter.

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:: Peer review process ::
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:: Ethical guidelines ::

Publication Ethics

- Ethical requirements and responsibilities​

-- For editor:
The editor makes the final decision regarding all the content. Decisions may be made by issues unrelated to the quality of a manuscript, such as suitability for the journal. The editor can reject any article at any time before publication, including after acceptance if concerns arise about the integrity of the work.
- Reviewers' and authors' identities are kept confidential.
- The existence of a submitted manuscript is not revealed to anyone other than the reviewers and editorial staff.
--For authors:
- Upon submission, by checking off predesigned statements, author(s) should certify that neither the submitted manuscript nor another one with substantially similar content under their authorship has been published in any language or being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Author(s) should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article
- Author(s) should guarantee that data are available and will be provided if anyone needs them.
- In the event that an author is added or removed from the list of authors, written acceptance, signed by author(s), must be submitted to the editorial office.
- Sources of financial support for the project should be acknowledged.
- If the study involves human beings, the author(s) must include a statement that the study was approved by the local ethical committee and that written informed consent was obtained from the study participants. For those who do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed. Also, the compliance of maintenance and care of experimental animals with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the human use of laboratory animals, should be declared in text.
- All relevant permissions to use unpublished observations of others must be obtained by the manuscript author(s) and stated in the text. The names of the original author(s) should be declared. Also, permission must be obtained to reproduce or adapt any figures or tables that have been published previously and declared in the legend/footnote.
- Author(s) should certify that their research study is in agreement with the regulations of their institution(s) and generally accepted guidelines governing such work; contains no violation of any existing copyright or other third party right; and is free of any obscene, indecent, libelous, or otherwise unlawful material.
--For reviewers:
- Reviewers are required to keep manuscripts and their information confidential.
- They must not use knowledge of the manuscript before its publication for their personal interests.
- The reviewers' comments should be constructive, honest, and polite.
- Reviewers should declare their conflicts of interest and decline review if a conflict exists. Knowing the author(s) must not affect their comments and decision.

- Publication ethics and malpractice statements
Journal of Islamic Dental Association of Iran (JIDAI) conforms to the international regulations against scientific misconduct including fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, and etc. Also, JIDAI follow all instructions of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ,  and any cases of suspected misconduct (such as redundant publication) will be assessed during the peer-review and publication process based on COPE guidelines. In addition, all pre or post-publication issues will be managed based on COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.

Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Materials and Methods section.
1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project.
2) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals complied with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.

For studies on human subjects the following should be included:
“All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000”. Also, include that “informed consent was obtained from all patients for participation in the study”. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. If any identifying information about patients is included in the article, the following sentence should be added as well:
“Additional informed consent was obtained from all patients for which identifying information is included in this article”.

For studies on animals the following sentence should be included:
“All institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed”.

For articles that do not contain studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors:
While it is not absolutely necessary, we recommend including the following sentence, just to make sure that readers are aware that there are no ethical issues with human or animal subjects:
“This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by the any of the authors”.

Plagiarism policy

Based on the definition of American Journal  Experts ""The U.S. Office of Research Integrity defines plagiarism as “the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.” Said differently, plagiarism is the misrepresentation of someone else’s original thought as your own. In fact, the Latin root of plagiarism means kidnapper or thief. Such theft is a form of academic misconduct and can thus lead to dismissal from universities and other research institutions, article rejections or retractions from journals, and decreased credibility as a researcher. ""
The editorial team/reviewers of “JIDAI” will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts

Retraction Policy
JIDAI follow COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles.

Authorship conflicts
Based on the ICJME recommendations "all those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be acknowledged".
Any change in authorship (i.e. order, addition, and deletion of authors) after initial submission must be approved by all authors via written confirmation, in line with 
COPE guidelines. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all authors confirm they agree with the proposed changes. If there is disagreement amongst the authors concerning authorship and a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, the authors must contact their institution(s) for a resolution. It is not the journal editor’s responsibility to resolve authorship disputes. A change in authorship after publication of an article can only be amended via publication of an Erratum.

- Intellectual Properties
Based on the obtained author agreement upon submission, "JIDA" is the copyright owner of the published mansucript. However, according to Bethesda Statement, all works published in this journal are open access and freely available to anyone without cost,  under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0. 

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